The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Junior outfielder CJ Funk (39) hits the ball in a game against Louisville on April 3, 2022.

Pitt baseball closes season on a disappointing note

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer May 30, 2023
Pitt baseball, coming off of its two best seasons in the ACC, couldn’t sustain the momentum it previously built and finished the 2023 season on a disappointing note.
Pitt pitcher Matt Gilbertson (45) pitches during a game against the University of Virginia on April 15, 2022.

ACC Baseball tournament underway as heavyweights vie for conference title

By Jack Markowski , Senior Staff Writer May 23, 2023
The ACC baseball tournament kicked off on Tuesday afternoon as a number of the country’s best teams faced off before heading to the NCAA tournament. Senior staff writer Jack Markowski outlines each team and what to look out for this week.
Pitt baseball players stand in the dugout during a game against Virginia Tech on March 24 at the Petersen Sports Complex.

Pitt baseball trounces in-state rival Penn State 11-3 at PNC Park

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor May 16, 2023
The Pitt baseball program entered Tuesday night’s matchup with Penn State hoping to avoid a similar result to last year’s 19-6 blowout to the Nittany Lions. Instead, the Panthers rose to the occasion, trouncing the Nittany Lions 11-3.
Pittsburgh Pirates Oneil Cruz hits a solo home run during a game against the Washington Nationals in June at Nationals Park in Washington.

Column | Pirates need to earn more strikeouts and improve hitting

By Ari Meyer, Staff Writer May 16, 2023
The Pirates boasted the best record in the National League less than a month ago. Now, after a 1-11 stretch, the team is struggling. Staff writer Ari Meyer argues the Pirates need to earn more strikeouts and improve their hitting if they hope to turn the season around.
Noah Martinez throws the ball the first for an out  on Wednesday against West Virginia at PNC Park.

Pitt baseball falls in Backyard Brawl 9-4

By Alex Porter and Jack Markowski April 20, 2023
Pitt men’s baseball failed to build on the momentum it gained from a strong weekend, losing 9-4 to rival West Virginia at PNC Park on Wednesday.
Jackie Robinson swings a bat in a Dodgers uniform in 1954.

Opinion | Remember Jackie Robinson for his life outside of baseball

By Grant Van Robays, Senior Staff Columnist April 13, 2023
The celebration of Jackie Robinson needs to include remembering his life as a civil rights activist and living by his example.
Pitt baseball players huddle during a game against Clemson at the Petersen Sports Complex on March 25, 2022.

Takeaways | Pitt baseball starts season slow, pitching needs to tighten up

By David Scott , Staff Writer February 21, 2023
Staff Writer David Scott provides his takeaways after Pitt baseball’s series loss to the Maine Black Bears.
Pitt graduate student infielder Sky Duff (3) celebrates a grand slam during Pitt’s first home ACC series win of the 2021 season against Miami University in April 2021.

After offseason reload, Pitt baseball veteran Sky Duff brings leadership to young clubhouse

By David Scott , Senior Staff Writer February 2, 2023
When graduate student infielder Sky Duff came to Pitt in 2018, he expected tough competition playing in the cutthroat ACC. But the past five years have molded Duff into a capable leader for the Panthers, willing to do whatever it takes to bring success to Pittsburgh.
Infielder Brock Franks (11) high fives a coach during a game against Clemson on March 25, 2022.

Preview | Pitt baseball gears up for the 2023 campaign

By David Scott , Staff Writer January 18, 2023
As Pitt baseball gets ready for the 2023 campaign, staff writer David Scott breaks down the Panthers’ roster and schedule for the year.
A Pitt player bats during a game against the University of Virginia in April.

Column | Inconsistency continues to keep Pitt baseball, Mike Bell out of national tournament

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer May 31, 2022
One word defined the 2022 Pitt baseball season — inconsistency. The Panthers finished the season with an overall record of 29-27 after a loss to NC State in last weekend's ACC Tournament semifinal ended their season. 
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