Pitt Softball Drops Decision to Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Pittsburgh softball team fell to Notre Dame 13-1 in a rain plagued contest (five innings) Sunday afternoon at Melissa Cook Stadium. Due to heavy downpour and unplayable field conditions, game two of the doubleheader was cancelled.

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Offensively, Pitt was only able to produce three hits, two of which came from Shelby Pickett. The redshirt senior put up the Panthers’ lone RBI and run of the game thanks to a solo shot in the top of the fifth inning.

Sophomore Giorgiana Zeremenko posted Pitt’s third hit.

On the mound, senior Jenna Modic recorded the loss for the Panthers.

Pitt 1, Notre Dame 13 (Five Innings)
· The Irish jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first thanks to a two-run home run by freshman Caitlyn Brooks.
· In the second inning, Notre Dame extended its lead to 4-0. Following a leadoff single, the Irish had runners on second after a failed attempt to get the runner at second on a fielder’s choice back to Modic. The two runners moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt on the next play and then came home on a double to left field.
· With one away in the third, Notre Dame posted three more runs to take a 7-0 lead. Following a walk, back-to-back singles and a double allowed the runs to cross the plate.
· The Irish sealed the deal in the bottom of the fourth, putting up six runs in between two rain delays to take a 13-0 lead.
· Pitt put up its lone run of the game in the top of the fifth as Pickett blasted a solo shot over the left field wall.

Up Next
· Pitt will return home for its last home non-conference matchup of the season on Wednesday, April 13 when the Panthers take on Saint Francis (Pa.) in a doubleheader set to begin at 3 p.m.

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