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West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Pitt Panthers Preview: A Trip to Fifth and Forbes

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BACKYARD BRAWL WITH BATS!!!

OPENING THOUGHTS

West Virginia’s series against Jacksonville was pretty incredible, especially the walkoff win over them on Friday.

If you couldn’t catch it here’s the highlights:

The fact that this team can come up in the clutch gives me some serious hope for the conference season.

For now, we have a watchable Backyard Brawl game at Pitt!

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Tuesday, March 28th

First Pitch: 6:00 PM ET

Where: Charles L. Cost Field, Pittsburgh, PA

Tickets: General Public

WATCH/LISTEN

Streaming Video: WatchESPN (or the ESPN app for smartphones)

Radio: WRLF 94 Rock (94.3 FM in Morgantown) and the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Affiliates)

Streaming Audio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn Radio app for smartphones)

STARTING PITCHERS

West Virginia: Isaiah Kearns (2-0, 4.80 ERA)

Pitt: Dan Hammer (0-1, 5.50 ERA)

BIG 12 STANDINGS

TEAM RECORD
TEAM RECORD
#3 Texas Tech (22-4) 3-0
#4 TCU (17-5) 5-1
#24 Oklahoma (23-5) 2-1
West Virginia (12-9) 2-1
Texas (17-10) 3-3
Baylor (18-6) 2-4
Kansas (10-13) 1-2
Kansas State (15-9) 0-3
Oklahoma State (15-9) 0-3

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Pittsburgh (Oakland neighborhood)

Series History: WVU leads the series 104-88

Last Time: West Virginia 10, Pitt 4 on May 17, 2016 in Pittsburgh

SB Nation Blog: Cardiac Hill

Record: 11-10 (4-5 ACC)

Record in 2016: 25-26 (10-18 ACC)

Head Coach: Joe Jordano

The Pitt News

KEYS TO THE GAME

  • Avoid fielding issues. The Mountaineers had a few errors in the home opener against Jacksonville. If you prevent these types errors and do not allow Pitt to get on base, it gives WVU an advantage. (obvious key, i know)

HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE? (SCALE 1-10)

One. I don’t think we’ll lose to Pitt. Here’s something I want to add:

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

I don’t like Pitt, therefore I cannot predict a Panther win.

West Virginia demolishes Pitt