Softball takes 2 of 3 from N.C State

Pitt opened up ACC Conference play this weekend down in Raleigh, N.C against the N.C State Wolfpack and the weekend didn’t exactly get started the way the Panthers wanted it to.

In Game 1 on Friday, both teams were scoreless thru 4 innings until the Wolfpack broke things open with a 4 run fifth inning and a 3 run sixth inning to win the opening game of the series 7-0.  The Stars of the Game were two members of the Wolfpack, Shurbutt (3B) was 1-2 with a HR, 3 RBI and Compton (SS) was 3 for 3 with a run scored.

It wasn’t the best day on the mound for Panthers Pitcher Sarah Dawson who went 5 innings giving up 4 runs on 6 hits and only recorded one strikeout.  It was a quiet day for the offense as Giorgiana Zeremenko (C) was the only Panther to record multiple hits as she was 2 for 3 on the day.

To say Pitt rebounded on Saturday would be an understatement as they started the game fast scoring 3 runs in the first inning and they didn’t look back as they added 1 more in the fourth, 3 more in the sixth and 2 in the seventh to win Game Two 9-1.