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

Sarah Dawson pitched effectively this weekend, allowing only two runs over six innings of work.  Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt softball secures series win over NC State

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer April 24, 2017

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...

Alexee Haynes got a hit in both games of Fridays doubleheader, but the Panthers dropped all three games against Syracuse this weekend. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

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...

Brittany Knight won the ACC Pitcher of the Week award after her first week of collegiate competition. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

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

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer April 6, 2017

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...

McKayla Taylor hit a home run in Pitt’s 8-3 extra inning win at St. Francis. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor April 5, 2017

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...

Kayla Harris had the best pitching performance of the weekend for the Panthers on Sunday, but still lost 5-0. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

Have mercy: Pitt softball swept by Seminoles

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer April 3, 2017

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...

The Pitt softball team greets sophomore Gabrielle Fredericks at home plate after her pinch-hit two-run home run in a 7-1 win over Penn State. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

Panthers slam state rival Nittany Lions, 7-1

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 29, 2017

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)...

Pitt catcher Valerie Ortega records an out at home plate in the Panthers doubleheader Saturday against Boston College. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

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

By Rebecca Sauers | For The Pitt News March 26, 2017

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...

The Pitt softball team continued to slide, getting swept by Louisville over the weekend. TPN File Photo

Pitt softball swept by Louisville over weekend

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer March 20, 2017

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...

Pitt junior Kayla Harris lost two outings over the weekend against No. 13 James Madison and East Carolina. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 12, 2017

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...

Junior Giorgiana Zeremenko (21) drove in five runs at North Carolina on Sunday, but it wasnt enough for Pitt to avoid a three-game sweep. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 7, 2017

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...

Load More Stories