Feb. 28, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. – In its final tournament before heading into conference play, the University of Pittsburgh softball team will head to Lexington this weekend to play in the Kentucky Tournament.
The Panthers will play their fourth Top-10 team of the season when they square off with No. 7 Kentucky, and will also play Eastern Kentucky and Butler in the Bluegrass State.
Be sure to stay up-to-date with www.pittsburghpanther.com and follow @PittSoftball on Twitter for schedule changes as cold temperatures, rain and snow have already altered this weekend’s schedule.
Savannah King threw her first shutout of the 2014 season in Pitt’s win against Kent State last weekend at the FAU tournament. That was her 10th career shutout now making her tied for fourth place with Alyssa O’Connell (2008-10) for career shutouts.
FANNIN STEPPING UP:
Jordan Fannin went 6-14 (.428) at the FAU Tournament and recorded all three of Panthers’ hits and their lone RBI against Kent State in the final game of the weekend. In 2013, she recorded a season total of 24 hits with only six in her first 14 games. In her first 14 games this season the outfielder ranks second on the team with 14 hits and holds a .341 batting average.
SCOUTING THE FIELD:
The Panthers are unfamiliar with this weekend’s tournament field as Pitt has only faced Kentucky once. Pitt is 0-3 against Top-10 teams this season with losses to then No. 1 Tennessee, No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 5 Michigan. Pitt will have to opportunities to knock of UK for their first win over a ranked opponent this season.
Action begins on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. when the Panthers take on Butler. Click here for live stats and follow @PittSoftball on Twitter for in-game updates.