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Joe Jordano resigns as baseball coach

Joe Jordano resigns as baseball coach

By Hannah Schneider and Joanna Li

June 20, 2018


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Joe Jordano resigned as head coach of Pitt’s baseball team Thursday night, according to a report from the Post-Gazette. An official announcement released by the University Friday afternoon confirmed his resignation. “I am honored to have had the opportunity to lead this program with integrity, pas...

Mountaineers maul Panthers, 12-1

Mountaineers maul Panthers, 12-1

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


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Pitt’s bats fell silent on Wednesday as they were unable to score more than one run for the third straight game, losing 12-1 to the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown. West Virginia’s (15-15) offense found life against Pitt (17-13) in the 195th Backyard Brawl and handed the second straigh...

Pitt baseball drops series against Wake Forest

Pitt baseball drops series against Wake Forest

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

May 20, 2017


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Heading into its weekend series against the No. 20 Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the Pitt baseball team was right on the bubble of the ACC Tournament. But the Panthers were only able to come away with one win, failing to make the cut for the fourth consecutive year. Pitt (23-30, 9-21 ACC) got off to a strong s...

Pitt baseball suffers sweep against North Carolina State

Pitt baseball suffers sweep against North Carolina State

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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The Pitt baseball team had a chance to move off the bubble of making the ACC Tournament at home this weekend series against North Carolina State but were convincingly swept due to the high-powered Wolfpack offense. Starting pitching woes led to Pitt (22-27, 8-19 ACC) having early deficits in each game,...

Pitt baseball triumphs over Penguins, 3-2

Pitt baseball triumphs over Penguins, 3-2

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 11, 2017


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After dropping all three games in a road series against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets last weekend, Pitt baseball returned home Wednesday to play Youngstown State, winning 3-2 on a walk-off wild pitch in the 10th inning. Pitt head coach Joe Jordano used six pitchers in the game and the strategy ...

Pitt baseball gets to .500 with sweep of Maryland Eastern Shore

Pitt baseball gets to .500 with sweep of Maryland Eastern Shore

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

May 4, 2017


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Coming off a series win against SIU Edwardsville, the Pitt baseball team climbed back to .500 this week, taking both games against Maryland Eastern Shore at Charles L. Cost Field. Pitt (21-21, 8-13 ACC) pounded the Hawks (10-35, 6-13 MEAC) in both games, sweeping the series by a combined score of 2...

From the diamond to the dugout: Pazos keeps command

From the diamond to the dugout: Pazos keeps command

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

April 20, 2017


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The Pitt baseball team seemed primed for a rare sweep on a summery Saturday in late March against Virginia Tech. The Panthers were up 4-0 in the top of the fifth in the second game of the series. Redshirt junior pitcher Matt Pidich was on the mound and had yet to allow a baserunner. The third and fi...

Pitt baseball falls to Golden Flashes, 12-8

Pitt baseball falls to Golden Flashes, 12-8

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


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In the second game of back-to-back mid-week contests, the Pitt baseball team couldn’t keep up with the Kent State Golden Flashes Wednesday night. The Golden Flashes (21-12) knocked the Panthers’ pitchers around from the start, amassing 15 hits in a 12-8 victory. Kent State also took a 7-6 win aga...

Panthers maul Nittany Lions in State College, 9-1

Panthers maul Nittany Lions in State College, 9-1

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 18, 2017


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From the football field to the baseball and softball diamonds, Penn State just can’t find a way to beat Pitt. The Pitt baseball team (16-17, 7-11 ACC) annihilated the Nittany Lions (12-24, 1-8 Big Ten) Tuesday night in State College, Pennsylvania, rolling to a 9-1 win to sweep the season series...

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

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

By Kait French | Staff Writer

April 16, 2017


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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...

Panthers baseball swept by Virginia Cavaliers

Panthers baseball swept by Virginia Cavaliers

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

April 9, 2017


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After coming back to win its series against the Duke Blue Devils last weekend and defeating in-state rival Penn State 3-2 Tuesday, the Pitt baseball team sought to continue its winning form against the Virginia Cavaliers this weekend. But the Pitt baseball team (14-15, 6-9 ACC) instead struggled in...

Pitt baseball prevails over Penn State, 3-2

Pitt baseball prevails over Penn State, 3-2

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


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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...

Pitt baseball swept by No. 4 Louisville to open up ACC play

Pitt baseball swept by No. 4 Louisville to open up ACC play

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 12, 2017


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The Pitt baseball team had its first run-in of 2017 with a ranked opponent last weekend. The Panthers pitched well, but appeared completely overmatched at the plate and failed to pick up a win against the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals. Pitt (7-7 overall, 0-3 ACC) opened up ACC play by suffering a th...

Pitt baseball drops three out of four in South Carolina

Pitt baseball drops three out of four in South Carolina

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 7, 2017


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After a strong start to nonconference play, the Pitt baseball team started to show signs of its inexperience last weekend. The Panthers (7-4) dropped three out of four games against mid-major opponents, scoring a total of only 10 runs over the weekend in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Pitt fell to the Wo...

Pitt baseball sweeps three-game series vs. Siena

Pitt baseball sweeps three-game series vs. Siena

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


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After a 3-1 showing in the season-opening Sunshine State Classic, the Pitt baseball team continued nonconference play in Florida by sweeping a three-game series against the Siena Saints. Pitt (6-1) took some time to get its offense going in the series opener Friday, but the team’s bats came alive la...

Pitt baseball swings into season, wins three over weekend

Pitt baseball swings into season, wins three over weekend

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


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The Pitt baseball team lost five players to the MLB Draft and three pitchers to elbow surgery over the offseason, leading analysts to question the Panthers’ depth and predict a last-place finish in the ACC Coastal Division this year. But the Panthers defied negative predictions over the weekend with a strong sta...

Pitt baseball head coach Joe Jordano signs 3-year extension

Pitt baseball head coach Joe Jordano signs 3-year extension

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 2, 2016


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The winningest coach in Pitt baseball history is sticking around for another three years. Panthers head coach Joe Jordano signed a three-year contract extension Monday to stay on as skipper of the team he has managed for the past 19 years. His 819 career wins rank inside the top 30 among all active ...

Pitt baseball releases 2016 schedule

Pitt baseball releases 2016 schedule

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

December 7, 2015


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Pitt announced its 2016 baseball schedule Monday, unveiling another series of steep challenges in the competitive ACC. The regular season starts on Feb. 19, with the Historic Dodgertown Classic in Vero Beach, Florida, where Pitt opens up against Niagara. Head coach Joe Jordano said in a release that ...

Pitt baseball aims to learn from mental mistakes in new season

Pitt baseball aims to learn from mental mistakes in new season

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

August 30, 2015


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Yogi Berra, that old master of the befuddling — but truthful — phrase, once said “baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” For Pitt baseball, nothing could sum up the key to the upcoming season better. Competing in the ACC has been hard for Pitt since its transition two years ag...

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