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4 Panthers sign with MLB teams

Right-hand pitcher Dan Hammer was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

July 9, 2019

The college baseball careers of three Pittsburgh Panthers ended early last month following the MLB draft. Now, they have all officially signed onto their new teams.

3 Panthers picked in MLB draft

The Baltimore Orioles selected junior pitcher Dan Hammer (18) in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

Three MLB teams found places for Dan Hammer, Derek West and Connor Perry in this week's draft. All three look like they'll accept the offers.

Hurricanes blow by Panthers, win weekend series, 2-1

First-year pitcher Dan Hammer gave up just one run in 5 2/3 innings in his start Saturday, but Pitt didn't score a single run against Miami. The Hurricanes won 1-0, and took the weekend series 2-1. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

By Kait French | Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

The Pitt baseball team started the weekend with a convincing win over a historic national powerhouse. But the Panthers’ bats scored just three runs in the next two games to drop their weekend series against the Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricanes (17-19, 9-9 ACC) usually dominate the Panthers (15-17, 7-11...

Pitt baseball prevails over Penn State, 3-2

Pitt senior catcher Manny Pazos heads back to an excited dugout after scoring the go-ahead run during Pitt's 3-2 win over rival Penn State on April 4. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

In front of a crowd nearly double the usual turnout, the Pitt Panthers struck out 13 Nittany Lion batters over nine innings to beat its in-state rival. The Panthers (14-12 overall, 6-6 ACC) came from behind to secure their win over Pennsylvania State University (10-17 overall, 0-3 Big Ten) in fro...

Mountain too high to climb against WVU, Pitt falls 8-4

Pitt's Jacob Wright, a sophomore outfielder, went 3-4 with a solo home run in a 8-4 loss to rival West Virginia on Tuesday night, March 28. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

In the first of two Backyard Brawl games this season, the Pitt baseball team fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers, 8-4, due to a horrendous fifth inning in which the Panthers gave up five runs and committed three errors. The Panthers (11-11 overall, 4-5 ACC) were unable to surmount a seven-run ...

Panthers can’t complete comeback at Kent State, fall 7-6

Senior shortstop P.J. DeMeo puts the ball in play against Notre Dame last weekend. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2017

Despite beginning the game with an early lead and a late offensive surge, the Pitt baseball team couldn’t come back against the hosting Kent State Golden Flashes Tuesday afternoon. Facing a three-run deficit in the ninth inning, the Panthers (8-10, 1-5 ACC) were able to plate two to make the score ...

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