March 26, 2014
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh softball team will add a midweek game against Youngstown State on Thursday, March 27 with the first pitch slated for 4:30 p.m at the YSU Softball Complex. This game was not originally on the Panthers' schedule but has been added due to the amount of game cancellations in the recent weeks.
The Panthers have not played a game since dropping a doubleheader to North Carolina in their home opening ACC series on March 16. Pitt only played two of three scheduled games in that series due to the cold weather and the Panthers have now had their last eight games cancelled after seeing contests against St. Francis (Pa.), Notre Dame and Ohio State all called off.
Pitt enters the game against Youngstown State led by junior Carly Thea, who has 21 hits, holds a .368 batting average and a .596 slugging percentage. Thea is second on the team with 11 RBI, just behind redshirt sophomore Maggie Sevilla (12). In her last game played, Thea recorded two hits and two RBI with one run scored.
Youngstown State currently holds a 13-10 overall record and a 1-1 record in Horizon League play. The Penguins are coming off a 12-9 victory over Valparaiso in which a three-game set was to be played, but inclement weather cancelled the final game of the series.
The last meeting between Pitt and Youngstown State was in 2010 when the Panthers picked up two wins against the Penguins by scores of 6-3 and 5-1.
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