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Pitt softball secures series win over NC State

Pitt softball secures series win over NC State

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt softball team has experienced a somewhat disappointing year — seeing a 9-0 start turn into a 23-21 record — but senior Kaitlin Manuel walked off with a win on Sunday at Vartabedian Field. Down three in the seventh inning, the team rallied to send the game into extra innings before first-year...

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Going into the weekend series against the evenly-matched Syracuse Orange, the Pitt softball team expected a competitive game. After three straight losses, the Panthers came out to claim last place in the ACC standings. The Panthers scored just four runs over the course of three games against the Orang...

Over Knight Sensation: Brittany Knight carving out starring role for Panthers

Over Knight Sensation: Brittany Knight carving out starring role for Panthers

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Features

You can’t pitch any better than Pitt true freshman Brittany Knight did Feb. 10, in her first game of college competition. Still, she was startled when a trainer approached her during a practice the next week. “Oh, congrats on ACC Pitcher of the Week,” the trainer said. “I was like, ‘...

Pitt softball gets back on track with 8-3 win at Saint Francis

Pitt softball gets back on track with 8-3 win at Saint Francis

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Returning from a humbling three-game sweep at the hands of the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles, the Pitt softball team got back on track Wednesday night. The Panthers (18-16) defeated the Saint Francis Red Flash (27-9) 8-3 in an extra-innings nonconference clash in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Pitt snapp...

Have mercy: Pitt softball swept by Seminoles

Have mercy: Pitt softball swept by Seminoles

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt softball team needed mercy this weekend in Florida battling against the best team in the country. In NCAA softball, if a team is leading by eight or more runs after five innings, the game is ruled so uncompetitive that it doesn’t need to be played any longer. That’s what happened this...

Panthers slam state rival Nittany Lions, 7-1

Panthers slam state rival Nittany Lions, 7-1

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

With the rival Penn State Nittany Lions in town and bragging rights on the line, the Pitt softball team left no doubt about who the best softball team in the state is Wednesday night. The Panthers (17-13) climbed out of an early 1-0 hole with seven unanswered runs in a 7-1 victory against the Nitta...

Pitt softball notches first ACC win in series finale vs. Boston College

Pitt softball notches first ACC win in series finale vs. Boston College

By Rebecca Sauers | For The Pitt News

March 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After eight straight losses to open up conference play, the Pitt softball team picked up its first ACC win of 2017 Saturday night. The Panthers (16-13 overall, 1-8 ACC) fell to the Boston College Eagles (17-12 overall, 4-2 ACC) in the first two games of the weekend series at Vartabedian Field. Pit...

Pitt softball swept by Louisville over weekend

Pitt softball swept by Louisville over weekend

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt softball team's season continued its nosedive this weekend after losing three games in a row to the Louisville Cardinals. Coach Holly Aprile and the Panthers (14-11 overall, 0-6 ACC) started the season 9-0, elevating the program to No. 19 in the country, the highest ranking in the history o...

Pitt softball team loses two vs. James Madison, splits pair with East Carolina

Pitt softball team loses two vs. James Madison, splits pair with East Carolina

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After starting the season with nine wins in a row and earning the first national ranking in program history, the Pitt softball team has stumbled into a slump. Inclement weather forced the cancellation of last weekend’s James Madison University Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia. So Pitt (14...

No. 21 Pitt softball team swept in ACC opener at North Carolina

No. 21 Pitt softball team swept in ACC opener at North Carolina

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt softball team’s momentum has evaporated after a remarkable start to the season. The No. 21 Panthers (12-5 overall, 0-3 ACC) opened up conference play over the weekend in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where they suffered a three-game sweep against the North Carolina Tar Heels (15-4 overall...

Harris tosses perfect game as No. 19 Panthers go 3-2 over weekend

Harris tosses perfect game as No. 19 Panthers go 3-2 over weekend

By Molly Appezzato | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The No. 19 Pitt softball team’s perfect record is no longer intact, but the Panthers achieved a different kind of perfection over the weekend. Junior pitcher Kayla Harris tossed a perfect game in a 5-0 win Sunday over Southeastern Louisiana, part of a five-game slate in Troy, Alabama, against the Lipscomb Bis...

Pitt softball continues flawless season over the weekend

Pitt softball continues flawless season over the weekend

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The No. 24 Pitt softball team’s first weekend as a nationally ranked team went a lot like the opening weekend that earned the team its ranking — flawlessly. Coming off five wins in five games at last weekend’s season-opening University of Central Florida Invitational, the Panthers traveled to T...

Pitt softball earns highest ranking in program history

Pitt softball earns highest ranking in program history

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

For the first time in the program’s 20-year history, Pitt has a nationally ranked softball team. The Panthers are now ranked in the Top 25 in both the USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll and the ESPN.com/USFA Softball Top 25 Collegiate Poll. They came in at No. 24 in the updated USA Today/NFCA poll and No. 25 in the ESPN.com/USFA Softball rankings,...

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