Reed Rohlman belted a two-run double in the first inning to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead, then the Panthers responded with three runs in the second inning. Seth Beer, who earlier extended his hitting streak to 23 games, eighth longest in school history, hit a solo homer, his 12th of the year overall and ninth in ACC games, in the third inning. After the Tigers tied the score 5-5 in the fourth inning, Pittsburgh scored three runs in the fifth inning and four runs in the sixth inning to pull away. Ten of the Panthers’ last 13 runs came on six two-out singles. Tiger shortstop Eli White extended his hitting streak to 10 games as well.
Pittsburgh starter T.J. Zeuch (2-0) earned the win by allowing six hits, five runs and three walks with six strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched. Yasin Chentouf pitched the final 3.0 innings to record his second save of the season. Tiger starter Charlie Barnes (2-3) suffered the loss, as he surrendered eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits in 4.0 innings pitched.
The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m.