The Pitt News

Pitt athletes ad-lib training at home

Many athletes don’t have access to much of the equipment they normally would to train and have had to adapt to at-home workouts.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Organized sports in the United States are now paused due to coronavirus concerns, and the athletic world has come to a grinding halt. But players still need to stay ready for next season.

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

Pitt junior Chris Cappas throws a pitch against Youngstown State Wednesday.

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

Sophomore outfielder Kyle Hess is the team leader in hits (17), RBIs (18) and total bases (32).

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 starter junior Chris Cappas threw five scoreless innings against Lehigh, giving up one hit and striking out a career-high nine batters to earn his first victory of 2020.

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

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

Senior Alecia Petrikis was recognized as the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Specialist of the Week.

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

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, left, listens as team owner Jim Crane talks during a news conference before the start of spring training at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, Feb. 13.

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

In their three wins of four games, the Pitt offense combined for 35 runs and 42 hits in Port Charlotte, Florida, over the weekend.

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

Nico Popa suffered a season-ending injury as a sophomore but fought back to earn second-team All-ACC honors in 2019.

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

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred before the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 3, 2017.

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.

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
baseball