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Panthers reminisce on time with Coach Aprile

Pitt softball coach Holly Aprile announced her resignation on Sunday, and will take the head coaching job at Louisville. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Tessa Sayers, For The Pitt News

July 18, 2018

Head coach Holly Aprile announced her resignation from Pitt Softball on Sunday. The announcement comes after the softball team’s most successful season yet, which included the program’s first ACC Coastal Division title in its history.

Weekend recap: Pitt track leads the way in disappointing weekend

Senior pitcher Kayla Harris threw three shutout innings of relief during Sunday’s 10-2 victory over North Carolina. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

March 19, 2018

It was an up-and-down weekend for Pitt athletics, as some Panthers were at the hands of crushing defeat, while others found themselves above all the rest. Although baseball and women’s tennis struggled and gymnastics came up just short, softball and track and field both found success in North Carolina...

Panthers swing in to spring: Baseball and softball preview

Senior third baseman Nick Banman (29) hit eight home runs in the 2017 season. (John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Michael Nitti | For the Pitt News

February 16, 2018

While the Pirates just sent their pitchers and catchers down to Bradenton, Florida, for spring training, the Pitt baseball and softball teams are already getting started in their 2018 campaigns. Both Pitt squads are coming off of difficult seasons that saw each team finish with losing records in ...

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

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

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2017

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...

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

Junior shortstop McKayla Taylor hit three home runs and drove in six RBIs for the Panthers this weekend against Virginia Tech. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News

April 10, 2017

The Pitt softball team likely will not reenter the Top 25 rankings this season, but with this weekend’s sweep of the Virginia Tech Hokies, the Panthers gained three critically needed in-conference wins. Pitt (21-16, 4-11 ACC) started an extended home stretch by winning back-to-back in-conference...

Kayla Harris carves up Kent State in 7-0 shutout

Cleanup hitter Giorgiana Zeremenko slugged a pair of home runs Wednesday in Pitt's home-opening 7-0 win over Kent State. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

History nearly repeated itself Wednesday afternoon at the Pitt softball team’s 2017 home opener at Vartabedian Field. Junior pitcher Kayla Harris came five outs away from tossing her second perfect game in less than a month, but instead had to settle for a one-hit shutout in Pitt’s 7-0 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes (8-14). The Panthers (15-11 ove...

Pitt softball swept by Louisville over weekend

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

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 the season 9-0, elevating the program to No. 19 in the country, the highest ranking in the history o...

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

Junior Giorgiana Zeremenko (21) drove in five runs at North Carolina on Sunday, but it wasn't enough for Pitt to avoid a three-game sweep. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

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 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

Pitt junior Kayla Harris hurled a perfect game in a 5-0 win over Southeastern Louisiana Sunday, helping the Panthers to a 3-2 record over the weekend. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Molly Appezzato | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

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

The Pitt softball team remains undefeated this season after this weekend's ACC/Big Ten Challenge. TPN File Photo

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 20, 2017

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...

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