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The Pitt News

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

Panthers reminisce on time with Coach Aprile

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.
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)

Weekend recap: Pitt track leads the way in disappointing weekend

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...

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

Panthers swing in to spring: Baseball and softball preview

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...

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...

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

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

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...

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

Kayla Harris carves up Kent State in 7-0 shutout

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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

Pitt softball continues flawless season over the weekend

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...

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