BASEBALL: Pitt knocks off Ball State 8-5

Dygert hits two home runs in the loss

Ball State University lost its fourth straight game Friday, falling 8-5 to the University of Pittsburgh at the Caravelle Resort Invitational in Conway, S.C.

Starting pitcher Cal Bowling (0-2) allowed five runs in five innings for the loss. Junior Corey Baker started the game for the Panthers and allowed four runs in six innings, picking up his third victory of the season. Reliever J.R. Leonardi earned the save, pitching the final three innings of the game for the Panthers.

The Cardinals (2-6) failed to take advantage of their opportunities, stranding 11 runners. Catcher Zach Dygert led Ball State, going 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBi.

Ball State will continue the tournament Saturday against the University at Albany at 7 p.m.