Feb. 19, 2013
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh baseball team has been honored as the College Baseball Insider Louisville Slugger Team of the Week, the organization announced Tuesday morning.
Pitt takes home the honor after an impressive weekend sweep of No. 32 Wichita State. The sweep marked the first time that WSU had been swept in a three game home series in 43 years (1970 vs. Creighton). Additionally, prior to the series with the Panthers, legendary Shocker head coach Gene Stephenson had not lost a home game in the month of February during his 35 year tenure in Wichita. Over the weekend, Pitt outhit the WSU 45-26 and outscored the home team by a 27-15 margin.
Several Panthers made key contributions in the sweep led by Casey Roche (JR/Downingtown, Pa.), who was recently named Big East Player of the Week for his efforts. In addition to Roche, A.J. Lardo (FR/Baltimore, Md.), Eric Hess (SO/Erie, Pa.) and Sam Parente (SR/Pittston, Pa.) were starters in all three victories who hit over .400 and tallied multiple RBIs in the sweep.
Pitt will return to action this weekend when they travel to Spartanburg, S.C. for a three-game set with Wofford. First pitch is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.