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USF Defeats Pitt 5-0 in Series Finale




April 7, 2013

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PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh softball team (14-20, 3-6) lost a 5-0 decision to USF (32-11, 10-1) in the finale of a three game series at Vartabedian Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Bulls swept the Panthers behind dominating pitching from All-American Sara Nevins. After her no-hitter yesterday, Nevins went six innings today and allowed just one hit on a bunt single by Carly Thea in the sixth.

Pitt starting pitch Alexa Larkin received the loss as she allowed an unearned run in the top of the first inning before she was replaced by Savannah King. King entered the game and retired 14 straight batters, but USF scored two runs in both the sixth and the seventh innings.

Carissa Throckmorton tallied Pitt’s second hit of the afternoon in the seventh inning with a double to left center field and missed a home run by a matter of inches. Her hit came off relief pitcher Lindsey Richardson.

The Bulls outscored the Panthers 22-1 this weekend and had a 27-6 advantage in hits. USF has now won 26 of its last 27 games.

Pitt jumps out of Big East play this Wednesday when the Panthers host in-state rival Penn State for a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m., and will then travel to Seton Hall next weekend for three games.