It seems as if Randy Fontanez’ long layoff may be affecting him, but it’s still too early to tell.

Fontanez mowed through Pittsburgh’s first two batters but gave up a solo home run to Pitt’s Chris Sedon into left field to give the Panthers an early 1-0 lead.

Still with two outs, Pitt got two singles after the homer but Fontanez settled down, forcing a ground out, to escape the inning without further harm.

USF already in a hole and coming up to bat.