PHOTO: Olivia Dunne supports boyfriend Paul Skenes in all-black ensemble at Pirates home game against Reds

Olivia Dunne supported Paul Skenes at PNC Park (Source: MLB.com and Instagram/ Paul Skenes)
Olivia Dunne supported Paul Skenes at PNC Park (Image Source: MLB.com and Instagram/ Paul Skenes)

Olivia Dunne, the NCAA gymnastics title winner with the LSU Tigers, was in the stands to cheer for her boyfriend, Paul Skenes, during his seventh big league start against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on Monday night. Dunne wore an all-black outfit for the game and shared an Instagram story with the caption:

"Game Day"

Take a look at the image here:

Screenshot from Olivia Dunne's story on Instagram
Screenshot from Olivia Dunne's story on Instagram

Olivia Dunne has been achieving individual and team glory this year. After claiming her maiden NCAA title with the Tigers, she penned a deal with Passes.com which helped her eclipse Bronny James to become the highest-earning collegiate athlete in NIL deals. She was also in the 60th anniversary edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. Now on summer break, she is actively supporting Paul Skenese in Pittsburgh.

Skenes, who was looking to register his fourth win with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night, has been consistent in his first six starts, throwing over 100 mph fastballs with a high strikeout rate. In the game against the Cincinnati Reds, he impressed yet again, giving up one earned run on six hits, walking one batter and striking out seven in six innings, which unfolded in a 4-1 win for the Pirates.

PNC Park cheered on the pitcher, who has had humongous support from family, friends and especially Olivia Dunne, who has been in attendance for all but one of his starts this season.

Olivia Dunne admitted to being more nervous watching Paul Skenes' pitch than performing in her own events

In an exclusive interview with Bleacher Report, when asked about watching her boyfriend Paul Skenes pitch, Olivia Dunne said:

"I get more nervous watching Paul because it’s just different when you’re not doing it, and you’re not in control. But I am confident in his abilities, and I kind of channel those nerves into excitement for him."

Skenes is scheduled to make his next start for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the series finale against the TB Rays at PNC Park on Sunday.

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