March 4, 2010
The Pitt baseball team will travel to Conway, S.C. March 5-7 to play four games including matchups against Albany, Ball State, Toledo and host Coastal Carolina in the Caravelle Resorts Invitational.
The Panthers are coming off a perfect 3-0 weekend at the Armed Services Classic and look to improve on their 5-1 overall record.
In Pitt’s first game on Friday, the Panthers will send Matt Iannazzo (2-0, 3.65 ERA) to the mound to face winless Albany (0-3).
Last weekend, Iannazzo went seven innings giving up six hits and three earned runs, striking out four in an 11-3 win over Toledo.
In the second game on Friday, Nate Hood (0-0, 4.50 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Panthers as they take on Ball State at 7:30 p.m.
In both of his last two starts, Hood has gone six innings and struck out seven batters without recording a decision.
On Saturday, Corey Baker (2-0, 4.30 ERA) will make his third start of the season against host team, Coastal Carolina.
Going into the weekend, junior third baseman Joe Leonard leads Pitt in batting average (.467), hits (14) and RBI (18).
The Pitt offense is clicking on all cylinders, having scored seven or more runs in five of their first six games.
The Panthers look to retain their perfect all-time records against Albany, Ball State and Toledo.