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Pitt baseball’s Bell looks to make noise in first season

Sophomore pitcher Dan Hammer (18) pitched the second-most innings in the 2018 season.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

For the first time since 1998, Pitt Baseball will have a new head coach. Mike Bell will be replacing former coach Joe Jordano, you can read about how the Panthers future looks under Bell here.

Joe Jordano resigns as baseball coach

Under Joe Jordano, the Panthers finished the 2017-18 season with a 29-26 record. (Photographer: Pete Madia/Pitt Athletics)

By Hannah Schneider and Joanna Li

June 21, 2018

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

Liam Sabino (11), redshirt junior third baseman, drew a two-out walk during the Pitt vs. West Virginia baseball game at Penn State University. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

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

Senior catcher Manny Pazos scored the winning run in Pitt's 5-4 win over Wake Forest Friday. Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

May 21, 2017

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

Junior Nick Banman tags out a Wolfpack runner in Pitt's 7-4 loss Friday night. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

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

Senior catcher Manny Pazos put the Panthers on top in the fourth inning, driving in redshirt junior Caleb Parry.  Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 11, 2017

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

Redshirt junior Caleb Parry (6) hit a grand slam in Pitt's 20-1 win on Wednesday. TPN File Photo

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

May 4, 2017

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

Pitt catcher Manny Pazos congratulates redshirt junior pitcher Matt Pidich after an inning-ending groundout. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

April 20, 2017

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

First year outfielder Nico Popa slides into second base during Pitt's 12-8 loss to Kent State Wednesday night. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 20, 2017

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

First-year reliever Chris Gomez dominated Penn State in Pitt's 9-1 win, striking out five batters over 4 2/3 innings. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 19, 2017

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...

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