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PANTHERS EARN SERIES WIN WITH 6-2 VICTORY AT GEORGETOWN

Freshman pitcher Nate Reed

Freshman pitcher Nate Reed

May 6, 2007

Box Score

BETHESDA, Md. - Pitcher Nate Reed gave up just two runs on six hits in Pitt's 6-2 victory at Georgetown (18-30, 6-15 Big East) Sunday afternoon, giving the Panthers (22-21, 13-7 Big East) the 2-1 series victory.

Reed (FR/Reading, Pa./Oley Valley) pitched 6.2 innings with one earned run coming across the plate. Peter Parise (SR/Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman) entered in relief and earned the save giving up no runs on no hits in 2.1 innings of work.

The first runs for both teams were scored in the third inning with Pitt on the board first. Catcher Nick Mullins (JR/Brick, N.J./Brookdale CC) scored the first run of the inning on an error by the Hoyas' catcher. Morgan Kielty (SO/Burlington, Ont./Burlington Central) sent the second run home on an RBI single to center field, bringing home Sean Conley (JR/Chippewa, Pa./Blackhawk) from second. Pitt took the 2-0 lead in the top of the third, but left three runners stranded.

The Hoyas scored their lone runs of the game in the bottom of the third inning on a throwing error and an RBI single to center field, tying the game at 2-2.

The Panthers added three runs in the fifth, starting with a Seth Button (SR/Elk Lake, Pa./Gloucester College) single to the shortstop, bringing home Parise from third. Brian Muldowney (SO/West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) singled to left field, sending home two runs for the 5-2 advantage.

In the top of the seventh, Dan Williams (JR/Berwyn, Pa./Episcopal Academy) doubled down the left field line to reach base and later scored on an error by the second baseman for Pitt's 6-2 victory.

 

 

Pitt returns to action Tuesday at Central Michigan for a two-game series beginning at 3 p.m. The series concludes Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.