The Panthers secured their place in the ACC Tournament for the fourth consecutive season with a 10-7 victory over Miami. Nine runs were scored via home runs, including a game-clinching grand slam by Senior C.J. Funk. Jayden Melendez hit a tie-breaking three-run homer, marking his 16th home run of the season. Ryan Reed provided a solid start and Matthew Fernandez secured the win with 4.1 innings of relief.

By the Numbers
  • 9 of Pitt's 10 runs came from home runs.
  • Jayden Melendez hit his 16th home run of the season.
  • Ryan Reed pitched 4.2 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits.
State of Play
  • The Panthers led 3-0, then 6-4, and capped their lead at 10-4 before sealing the game.
  • Miami had multiple scoring opportunities but were thwarted by key defensive plays from Pitt.
Yes, But

Despite their win, the Panthers' pitching showed vulnerabilities, allowing Miami to close the gap to 10-7 by the ninth inning.

What's Next

With this victory, the Panthers will head to Charlotte, NC to compete in the 2024 ACC Tournament, building on momentum from this crucial win.

Bottom Line

The Panthers' strategic home runs and resilient pitching earned them a deserved spot in the ACC Tournament, demonstrating their potential as contenders.