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West Virginia silences Pitt 2-0

The Panthers couldn’t overcome Jackson Sigman

John Lowe/The Daily Athenaeum

In the final regular season home game of the season, West Virginia coasted to a 2-0 win over arch-rival Pitt on Tuesday.

The game was dominated by masterful pitching by the Mountaineers (31-20).

For the first 5 23 innings, Isaiah Kearns was on the mound. He allowed only three hits in that span and struck out seven, which ties his career-high.

With two outs in the sixth inning and a Panther on second base, senior pitcher Jackson Sigman took the field at Mon County Ballpark for the last time and went on to retire the next ten batters to clinch his fourth win of the season.

The Mountaineers’ runs came in the sixth inning as well. Braden Zarbnisky walked to lead off the inning. Kyle Davis then hit a triple in the next at-bat to bring Zarbnisky home. Davis came home in the next at-bat when Darius Hill singled to right field.

Pitt (22-28) never had a runner go beyond second base. Tuesday’s loss clinched a season sweep of the series for West Virginia, with a composite score of 10-4.

The Mountaineers return to Big 12 play this weekend at Texas. The series starts on Friday at 7:30 PM ET. All three games will be televised by the Longhorn Network.