March 29, 2013
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh baseball team (17-6) used timely hitting and a complete game from Ethan Mildren (JR/Hopwood, Pa.) to beat Towson (13-11), 5-2, this afternoon in the first game of a double header at Cost Field at the Petersen Sports Complex.
Mildren (5-1) registered the win after pitching 9.0 innings, allowing six hits, one earned run while striking out six. Mike Volpe (3-2) took the loss for Towson.
Towson led 1-0 going into the sixth when Pitt tied the game on a Steven Shelinsky Jr. (JR/Yardley, Pa.) bomb to right field.
The Panthers took the lead in the bottom of the seventh when Boo Vazquez (SO/Youngstown, Ohio) doubled down the line in left field brining in Evan Oswald (SR/Butler, Pa.) and Eric Hess (SO/Erie, Pa.).
Pitt added a pair in the bottom of the eighth and Mildren came in to get the final three outs of the game to secure the win.
The Panthers and Tigers will return to action shortly for the second game of a double header.