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Panthers reminisce on time with Coach Aprile

Panthers reminisce on time with Coach Aprile

By Tessa Sayers, For The Pitt News

July 17, 2018


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

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

Weekend recap: Pitt track leads the way in disappointing weekend

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Panthers swing in to spring: Baseball and softball preview

By Michael Nitti | For the Pitt News

February 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Uncategorized

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

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 16, 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...

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News

April 9, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Kayla Harris carves up Kent State in 7-0 shutout

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

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...

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 starts with streak over the weekend

Pitt softball starts with streak over the weekend

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Coming off a respectable 31-21 season and only two years after an NCAA Tournament run, the Pitt softball team had reasons to believe 2017 could be a big year. With a lineup featuring the return of top slugger Giorgiana Zeremenko and a rotation led by ace Kayla Harris — along with some first-year players making an immediate impact — the Panthers have potential to compete in a load...

Q&A with Giorgiana Zeremenko, homegrown slugger

Q&A with Giorgiana Zeremenko, homegrown slugger

By Phoebe Gilmore / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


Filed under Specials / Newstudentguide2016, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After leading Canon-McMillan High School to the PIAA softball championship as a junior, local talent Giorgiana Zeremenko has already enjoyed a record-setting career in her first two seasons at Pitt. The rising junior — known in the clubhouse as “G” — helped the team to its first ACC Tournam...

Panthers sweep weekday doubleheader against St. Francis

Panthers sweep weekday doubleheader against St. Francis

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a tough weekend loss against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in which they scored just one run, the Pitt softball team made its bats great again on Wednesday. The Panthers (26-14) swept Saint Francis University (22-17) in a doubleheader at the Charles L. Cost Center, winning the contests 6-1 and...

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