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4 Panthers sign with MLB teams

Right-hand pitcher Dan Hammer was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

July 9, 2019

The college baseball careers of three Pittsburgh Panthers ended early last month following the MLB draft. Now, they have all officially signed onto their new teams.

3 Panthers picked in MLB draft

The Baltimore Orioles selected junior pitcher Dan Hammer (18) in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

Three MLB teams found places for Dan Hammer, Derek West and Connor Perry in this week's draft. All three look like they'll accept the offers.

WVU outplays Pitt in Backyard Brawl at PNC Park

Junior outfielder Nico Popa (1) put the first points on the board with a home run at Pitt’s 9-4 loss to West Virginia on Tuesday evening.

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

West Virginia combined a stellar outing from starter Nick Snyder with a steady late-game offense to emerge victorious over the Panthers, 9-4.

Weekend Sports: West K’s 12 at Cost Field

Redshirt junior Derek West (46) struck out 12 Wake Forest batters in 6.0 frames.

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Some of Pitt’s teams didn’t earn their desired end result, but the weekend still provided standout moments across Panther athletics.

Panthers pound Penn State late, snap five-game skid

Junior outfielder Nico Popa earned two runs during Pitt’s 7-2 victory over Penn State on Wednesday.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Pitt baseball gets revenge on the Nittany Lions after dropping the a previous match-up in mid-March. A late offensive explosion and solid bullpen performances helped the Panthers snap a five-game losing streak.

Weekend Sports: Track team paces Pitt athletics

Senior gymnast Brittany West earned a 9.750 on beam at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship on Friday.

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Despite the hype for Pitt athletics to reveal the new team uniforms in “retro” colors Sunday, the Panthers didn’t have a great weekend — only the track team provided top finishes.

Weekend Sports: Pitt track goes for gold

Senior first baseman Gabrielle Fredericks (pictured) and junior catcher Walker Barbee recorded the lone Panthers’ RBIs on the day.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

While Brad Pitt’s acting has been perfect in all 71 movies he’s been in, the Panthers’ weekend had far more mixed results.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, softball suffer sweeps

First-year Abby Edwards pitched against Ohio University during a March 19 game. This past weekend, the Panthers lost all three of their games against Virginia Tech.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 25, 2019

While the sun came out for the first time in a long time, it was a bleak, dark weekend for Pitt athletics.

Weekend Sports: Baseball takes three in Kissimmee

The Baltimore Orioles selected junior pitcher Dan Hammer (18) in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

In a busy weekend for Pitt athletics, the baseball team stood out among the competition with three wins in four games at the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational.

Q&A: Mike Bell looks to bring improvement to Pitt Baseball

Head coach Mike Bell (right) with Athletic Director Heather Lyke.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

On July 10, Mike Bell became the fifth head coach in history of Pitt baseball. Prior to coming to Pitt, Bell was the pitching coach for Florida State for seven years.

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