Mountaineers Swept

The Mountaineer baseball team sank to the bottom of the Big East conference with another loss to Pitt on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers rode a 12 hit attack to down WVU 7-2 and sweep the afternoon doubleheader. The loss, their tenth in the last 11 games, sent WVU tumbling to a 1-9 conference record.

The Mountaineers manged ten hits in the game, but only one (a double by Justin Richards) went for extra bases as Pitt hurler P.J. Hiser kept the home team under control for the first seven innings. WVU did manage a small rally in the eight to cut the Pitt lead to 4-2, but the Panthers immediately repsonded with three runs of WVU reliever Ryan Lipscomb to secure the victory.

Lee Fritz and Richards each had two hits for the Mountaineers, who left eight men on base during the contest.

With just 16 conference games remaining, WVU is six games out of making the Big East tournament, and with every other squad in the league ahead of them, it would take something of a minor miracle for the Mountaineers to climb back into contention.

WVU's next two games are non-conference clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday against Ohio and Maryland at Hawley Field.

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