WVU baseball, Pitt to meet at PNC Park for Backyard Brawl clash

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West Virginia baseball has added an additional matchup against the Pitt Panthers at PNC Park for April 29, the hosting Pittsburgh Pirates announced Thursday.

In addition to the meeting at PNC Park, WVU and Pitt will face one another at each teams’ respective home stadium. They will face off at Pitt on Mar. 31 and at WVU on May 12.

“We are really excited to continue our series with Pitt at one of the most beautiful ballparks in baseball. Our guys always look forward to playing at PNC Park, and we hope this great opportunity continues for a long time,” said West Virginia coach Randy Mazey.

The first meeting at PNC Park was a 9-3 victory for West Virginia. Nick Snyder started for the 17th-ranked Mountaineers and went 7 innings, giving up just 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 11 Panthers.

“The Pirates are thrilled to have another opportunity to host these two great baseball programs at PNC Park,” said Pirates President Travis Williams. “Giving the community a unique chance to watch this rivalry and to be able to offer our venue as a place to showcase local collegiate baseball is an exciting opportunity for us and another way to support our sport in the region.”

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