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Pitt baseball beat West Virginia 5-1 on Tuesday, ending a six-game losing streak against the Backyard Brawl rival.

Strong pitching, explosive third inning ends Panthers’ Backyard Brawl losing spell

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
No. 24 Pitt ended a six-game losing streak against rival West Virginia on Saturday, clinching a 5-1 Backyard Brawl victory behind a solid performance from senior pitcher Chris Gomez and an explosive third inning.
Jordan McCrum is a senior relief pitcher for Pitt baseball. McCrum transferred to Pitt from Monmouth University last year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, which entails reconstructing the ulnar collateral ligament within the elbow by replacing it with a ligament from elsewhere in the body.

Pitt closer Jordan McCrum returns with consistency from Tommy John surgery

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
McCrum has established himself as the closer for the Panthers with a team-leading three saves — all coming against ACC opponents ranked in the top 10 at the time, with one against No. 7 Georgia Tech and the remaining two versus No. 9 Florida State.
The Panthers’ two starting pitchers rung up Florida State batters 27 times combined Friday and Saturday night, leading the team to consecutive wins by scores of 1-0 and 7-2, respectively, over Florida State.

Strong pitching leads Pitt baseball to three-game sweep of ranked Florida State

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer March 1, 2021
One letter can sum up Pitt baseball’s (6-1, 3-0) opening ACC series in Tallahassee: K. Rather, 27 copies of that same letter. The Panthers’ two starting pitchers rung up Florida State batters that many times combined Friday and Saturday night, leading the team to consecutive wins by scores of 1-0 and 7-2, respectively, over Florida State (2-4, 0-3).
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