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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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

Pitt baseball’s Bell looks to make noise in first 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.
Under Joe Jordano, the Panthers finished the 2017-18 season with a 29-26 record. (Photographer: Pete Madia/Pitt Athletics)

Joe Jordano resigns as baseball coach

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...

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)

Mountaineers maul Panthers, 12-1

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)...

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

Pitt baseball drops series against Wake Forest

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...

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

Pitt baseball suffers sweep against North Carolina State

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...

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

Pitt baseball triumphs over Penguins, 3-2

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...

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

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

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...

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

From the diamond to the dugout: Pazos keeps command

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...

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

Pitt baseball falls to Golden Flashes, 12-8

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’...

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

Panthers maul Nittany Lions in State College, 9-1

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...

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