April 2, 2013
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The University of Pittsburgh softball team (14-15) will travel to local rival Robert Morris University (14-9) for a nonconference doubleheader Wednesday afternoon. Game one is set for 3 p.m at the North Athletic Complex, while game two will start approximately 30 minutes afterwards.
LARKIN THROWS A TWO-HIT SHUTOUT AGAINST DEPAUL:
In Pitt's series-opening 2-0 victory against DePaul, sophomore Alexa Larkin threw a gem as she went all seven inning and allowed just two hits while striking out six. Larkin did not allow a Blue Demon runner past second base the entire game. Larkin is now 3-1 with a 2.39 ERA in Big East action.
On the offensive side, Carissa Throckmorton went 2-for-3 in the win, collecting an RBI on a double to left center field.
SCOUTING ROBERT MORRIS:
Robert Morris is coming off of a pair of conference wins against Mount St. Mary's last Friday. The Colonials were lead by sophomore, left-handed pitcher Nicole Sleith who threw a no-hitter in game one of the doubleheader. Sleith struck out 12 batters in her first career no-hit effort. It was the Colonials' first no-hitter since 2003.
Last season, Pitt split with Robert Morris in a midweek doubleheader. The Panthers took home a 3-1 win in the first game but lost the second game 5-4.
The Panther will host perennial national-power USF this weekend, April 6-7, for a three game series. The Bulls reached the College World Series last season and are currently 27-11 this year. Saturday will feature a doubleheader beginning at Noon. Sunday's series finale will also begin at Noon.
Fans can follow live stats for the double-dip with RMU by clicking here, and can also receive in-game updates via Twitter by following @PittSoftball.