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Penguins prevail 7-5 in Pitt baseball’s home opener

Penguins prevail 7-5 in Pitt baseball’s home opener

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

After getting off to one of the hottest starts in program history, Pitt baseball struggled to find a rhythm Wednesday against Youngstown State and fell in its home opener.

Panther Spotlight: Hess, Vera, Phillips impress as spring rolls in

Panther Spotlight: Hess, Vera, Phillips impress as spring rolls in

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Kyle Hess, Blaise Vera and Breanna Phillips all impressed for their respective Pitt sports teams over the past week.

Pitt baseball picks up 4 wins in Florida over weekend

Pitt baseball picks up 4 wins in Florida over weekend

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Pitt baseball continued its red-hot start to the season over the weekend, sweeping its quartet of matchups against Lehigh and Central Connecticut State in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational in Sanford, Florida. With the wins, Pitt improved its record to 10-1, good for its best start since 2002 and first-place in the ACC Coastal division.

Pitt baseball stays hot, sweeps Eastern Michigan

Pitt baseball stays hot, sweeps Eastern Michigan

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

Pitt baseball played its first three-game series of 2020 over the weekend, sweeping Eastern Michigan in Sanford, Florida, to improve to 6-1 on the season.

Petrikis, Washington Jr. take home weekly student-athlete honors

Petrikis, Washington Jr. take home weekly student-athlete honors

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Alecia Petrikis and Ron Washington Jr. took home Pitt’s Student-Athletes of the Week award on Tuesday after powering their respective teams to winning weekends.

The Astros found a way to make their cheating episode even worse

The Astros found a way to make their cheating episode even worse

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

In baseball and professional sports, integrity and fair competition matter. Jim Crane effectively scoffed at that on Thursday.

Potent offense propels Pitt baseball to strong start

Potent offense propels Pitt baseball to strong start

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Pitt baseball kicked off its 2020 season in Port Charlotte, Florida, over the weekend, posting a 3-1 record over the course of three days. The Panthers started off hot, beating both Indiana State and St. Joseph’s on Friday, before going 1-1 against Ohio State and Iowa to close out the weekend. 

‘One pitch at a time’: Pitt baseball talks upcoming season

‘One pitch at a time’: Pitt baseball talks upcoming season

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

A year after a trying season — finishing last in the ACC with a 21-34 overall record — Mike Bell thinks that having a short memory is the approach his team needs.

Manfred’s proposal makes a mockery of the MLB

Manfred’s proposal makes a mockery of the MLB

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The beauty of baseball is in its simplistic complexities, its ability to amaze through the unthinkable happenings of each season — especially come playoff season each October. It doesn't need changed.

Former Panther Zeuch weathers star-studded Braves lineup in MLB debut

Former Panther Zeuch weathers star-studded Braves lineup in MLB debut

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

The Toronto Blue Jays currently sit in baseball’s basement. They own a record of 55-84, fifth-worst in all of baseball, and over the summer decided to dip into a loaded farm system. Blue Jays fans had already witnessed the debuts of future stars like Vladamir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette, but Tuesday night featured the latest addition to Toronto’s youth movement — former Pitt Panther TJ Zeuch.

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