Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at the field house. All are welcome and memberships are available.

Pickett to return against Duke

PITTSBURGH — Kenny Pickett will be back at quarterback for Pittsburgh on Saturday when the Panthers play at Duke.

Coach Pat Narduzzi withheld Pickett as a precaution from last weekís game, a victory over Delaware. He said Pickett was banged upì from the upset of UCF on Sept. 22.

Nick Patti played well in Pickettís absence. The Panthers (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got off to a slow start but rallied to a 17-14 victory.

Pirates fire coaches

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have fired pitching coach Ray Searage and bench coach Tom Prince.

The club announced the decision Thursday. The moves came four days after the team fired manager Clint Hurdle.

The Pirates slumped to a 69-93 finish in 2019 due in part to injuries that ravaged the starting rotation. Pittsburgh lost ace Jameson Taillon for the season in May due to a right elbow injury that required a second Tommy John surgery. Three other members of the starting staff also spent time on the disabled list. The Pirates posted a team ERA of 5.18, second-worst in the National League behind Colorado.

From staff and wire reports


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