April 18, 2017
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh softball team dropped a 3-2 decision to the 25th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes Tuesday evening at Vartabedian Field in the Petersen Sports Complex.
Sophomore Olivia Gray led the Panthers at the plate, going yard in the opening at-bat and sending in fellow sophomore Taylor Myers in the bottom of the seventh off a single to right field. Myers also had a notable performance at the plate today, registering two hits with a triple.
With the loss, the Panthers drop to 21-20 on the year, while the Buckeyes improve to 27-11.
HOW IT HAPPENED
For the second time this season, Gray opened the first inning with a lead-off solo shot, putting the Panthers out in front 1-0.
Following a scoreless second, Ohio State's Lilli Piper sent a ball over the left field wall, bringing around Anna Kirk, to move out in front 2-1.
The Buckeyes added on their third and final run of the game in the top of the seventh. With runners in scoring position, Ohio State's Taylor White singled to left field to score Piper who reached base after being walked by junior pitcher Kayla Harris.
In the bottom half of the seventh, Myers stepped to the plate with one away and rattled off her first career triple. In the next at-bat, Gray singled to left to bring Myers home. The Panthers would be unable to get anything going after that, falling 3-2.
Pitt will close out a 10-game homestand and its home slate by playing host to NC State April 21-23. The Panthers will celebrate Senior Day prior to Saturday's contest.
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