It wasn’t a Big East opponent. It wasn’t even Youngstown State. But, it was a blowout win for the Panthers. Pitt hadn’t won a game by more than 40 points since a 52-7 win over Central Florida in October of 2006. That changed today.
Pitt and GWU exchanged sloppy first possessions before Gardner-Webb pieced together a 38-yard drive on the Panthers defense.
The Astros lit up James McDonald for three runs in the fifth inning, as the Pirates' former ace allowed a homerun, two hits and a walk without getting anyone out, and the Astros cruised past the free-falling Pirates 7-1 in Houston Friday night.
Jeff Locke struck out eight batters in five innings but had a rough first inning which the Pirates could not recover from.
Temple hasn't beaten Penn State since 1941, but that hasn't been much comfort for the Nittany Lions lately. In 2010, Penn State outscored the Owls by a slim 22-13 margin at Beaver Stadium. Last season, the Lions needed a heroic fourth-quarter drive to avoid an upset in a 14-10 win in Philadelphia.
With that in mind, coach Bill O'Brien is trying to keep his team focused on the present threat.
Playing in a conference that features powerhouses like Central Catholic and Upper St. Clair makes victories extremely hard to come by. When Peters Township and Shaler Area face off on Friday night, both teams are looking to boost their playoff resumes with a victory.
With inexperience on both sides of the ball, a victory might be easier for one team to come by if they can take advantage of mistakes.
The Pirates lost the battle and they are losing the war. For the first time since May 29, the Bucs are under .500. Pittsburgh fell to the Milwaukee Brewers today despite home runs from Andrew McCutchen Clint Barmes.
In typical Pirates fashion, Wandy Rodriguez and the Bucs spotted the Brewers an early lead. Norichika Aoki, who homered as the leadoff man last night, started the first with a single.
Paul Chryst looked back on Pitt's upset win over No. 13 Virginia Tech last week, and talked about keeping the Panthers focused as they take on another FCS opponent when Gardner-Webb comes to town on Saturday.
Opening Statement: “Still appreciative and feel good about the win Saturday. A lot of the same things that I felt after the game, I still feel.
Kyle McPherson now has something in common with the other nine Pirates pitchers of the 2012 season. He is a loser. In the rookie’s defense, it is hard to win when the offense fails to score more than a single run.
McPherson, in the first start of his career, only tossed two pitches before allowing a run.
Yovani Gallardo won his eighth consecutive decision, mowing down the Pirates on two hits over six-plus innings as the surging Milwaukee Brewers stole seven bases and ran past the Bucs 6-0 on a chilly night at PNC Park.
The Pirates had no answer for Gallardo (16-8), who limited the home team to two singles and four walks while striking o
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