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The West Virginia and Pitt baseball teams will be facing off in the Backyard Brawl tomorrow night at PNC Park, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. This is the 206th matchup between these longtime rivals, and the third time that they will face off at PNC Park.
The Mountaineers won last year’s Backyard Brawl series, 2-1. The Panthers won the first game at their home field, then WVU won the neutral site game at PNC Park and the last game in Morgantown.
The Mountaineers are 25-11 and receiving votes in some of the national polls heading into this game. They are also undefeated in neutral site games this season. Pitt has a losing record, 16-18, and has lost four out of nine neutral site games.
The game is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. ET tomorrow night and will be streamed on ACC Network Extra.
OTHER WVU NEWS
For years, the West Virginia football team has been unable to find a kicker that can put the ball in the endzone for touchbacks on kickoffs. The WVU special teams group will be considering touchback ability, accuracy, and hang time when deciding who will earn kicking responsibilities for the Mountaineers this upcoming season.
West Virginia basketball player Jimmy Bell will be playing in the football team’s Gold-Blue Game this weekend.
OTHER NCAA NEWS
Oklahoma State has lost another football player to the transfer portal, with starting offensive lineman Caleb Etienne leaving the Cowboys.
Men’s basketball guard Chance Westry is transferring from Auburn to Syracuse.
WHAT’S ON TAP
The West Virginia tennis team will be facing #12 Iowa State this evening in a neutral site match.
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