Pitt baseball outlasts Seton Hall in Big East championships

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It took 12 innings, but Pitt kept its postseason run alive with a 7-6 win against Seton Hall in the third round of the Big East Conference baseball championship at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.

Ronald Sucre hit a two-out line drive to the center field wall to score John Peluso from second base to give the Panthers (42-16) the victory against the Pirates (37-19).

Usual closer Joe Harvey (4-1) threw 51/3 shutout innings with three strikeouts in earning the win for the Panthers, who rallied back from a 5-1 deficit after five innings to reach the Big East tournament semifinals for the first time since 2005.

"Joe had one of the best pitching performances that I've witnessed in the situation that we were in with a do-or-die situation," Pitt coach Joe Jordano said of Harvey's performance.

The Panthers face elimination again at 10 a.m. today in a rematch with Notre Dame (32-24). The Irish beat Pitt, 5-3, on Thursday and if the Panthers win today the two teams will play again at 5 p.m. for a spot in the final.

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