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Crunch Time: Pitt Softball Hosts Providence on Wednesday

April 30, 2013

Game Notes

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh softball team (16-27, 5-12) will look to make a run towards the postseason beginning on Wednesday with a critical doubleheader against Providence (21-24-1, 7-10) at Vartabedian Field. First pitch is set for 12:30 p.m.

This is the final week of the regular-season and the Panthers have five games remaining; these two with Providence and then a three-game series at Rutgers this weekend.  


Four of the eight tickets to the Big East Tournament have been punched (Louisville, Notre Dame, USF and DePaul), but spots 5-8 are undecided and eight teams are still in the running to fill the remaining four spots.

The Panthers are currently in 11th place, but have a chance to make up some ground as their final two series come against the seventh and eighth place teams in the standings (Providence and Rutgers). The Pitt/Providence series is the only Big East mid-week series before heading into the final weekend of action.   


Providence is heating up as the Friars have won their last five games and nine of their last 10. Last time out, PC swept a three-game series from Villanova and outscored the Wildcats 16-7.

Jessie Bryant leads four players who bat over .300 as she has a .372 average. Conversely, Providence pitching has a collective ERA of 4.90 and opponents are batting .322 against the Friars.


Fans can follow live stats for both games by clicking here, and can also receive in-game updates on Twitter by following @PittSoftball.