Pittsburgh Panthers fell to No. 22 Wake Forest in the first game of the ACC Baseball Championship's pool play round with a score of 8-1. Senior outfielder Dom Popa had a strong performance, going 2-3 with a double and two hit by pitches, reaching base four times in the game.

By the Numbers
  • Luke Cantwell has reached base in 50 consecutive games this season and in 53 out of Pitt's 54 games this year.
  • Ethan Firoved, the left-hander, provided quality relief for Pitt, allowing just one run on two hits and striking out five in 3.2 innings.
  • Gavin Chillot threw 1.2 scoreless innings, marking his ninth scoreless outing of the season.
Yes, But

Despite some individual strong performances, the Wake Forest team's long ball strategy gave them an early lead, leading to Pitt's 8-1 defeat.

State of Play
  • Pitt suffered a loss in their first game of the ACC Baseball Championship, hindering their advancement out of the pool play round.
  • Pitt will face No. 7 North Carolina tomorrow afternoon, aiming to bounce back from this defeat.
What's Next

Ryan Andrade will make his fifteenth start of the season for the Panthers against No. 7 North Carolina in the upcoming game.

Bottom Line

Despite a tough loss to Wake Forest, Pitt looks ahead to their next game against North Carolina, seeking a turnaround in their ACC Baseball Championship journey.