I feel like I’m being redundant, but once again the lead has shifted.

This time, Pitt outfielder John Shultz ripped USF’s Randy Fontanez up the middle for a RBI single — scoring Frank Mercurio — to give the seventh-seeded Panthers a 2-1 lead in this Big East tournament first-round game.

Fontanez has been shaky in his first start in nearly two weeks. He did not start in last weekend’s Big East final series at Louisville as coach Lelo Prado wanted to save him for this game.

-K.K.

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