Softball Minute - Pittsburgh and Providence Split BIG EAST Doubleheader

Wednesday night's slate featured 8 nonconference games and one crucial BIG EAST doubleheader between Pittsburgh and Providence. 

 
With one week left of regular-season play, several teams are battling for a berth to the BIG EAST Championship. Last night, Pittsburgh hosted a twinbill against Providence. The Friars won the opener 6-5 and Panthers took the second game 4-2. With the split, Providence sits at 8-11 and in a tie for sixth place in the league. Pittsburgh fails to move up in the rankings at 11th with a 6-13 record and three league games remaining. 
 
In nonconference action, BIG EAST teams went 6-2. DePaul shut out Northern Illinois 2-0, Notre Dame defeated Western Michigan 6-1, Rutgers swept its doubleheader against Lafayette 8-0 and 7-0, Villanova swept its doubledip against Delaware 2-0 and 3-1, and Seton Hall dropped its twinbill against Stony Brook 6-4 and 4-0.
 
One game is scheduled today when Connecticut hosts Boston University at 5:00 p.m. ET.