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Pitt softball secures series win over NC State

Sarah Dawson pitched effectively this weekend, allowing only two runs over six innings of work.  Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer

April 24, 2017

The Pitt softball team has experienced a somewhat disappointing year — seeing a 9-0 start turn into a 23-21 record — but senior Kaitlin Manuel walked off with a win on Sunday at Vartabedian Field. Down three in the seventh inning, the team rallied to send the game into extra innings before first-year...

Pitt softball gets back on track with 8-3 win at Saint Francis

McKayla Taylor hit a home run in Pitt’s 8-3 extra inning win at St. Francis. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 5, 2017

Returning from a humbling three-game sweep at the hands of the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles, the Pitt softball team got back on track Wednesday night. The Panthers (18-16) defeated the Saint Francis Red Flash (27-9) 8-3 in an extra-innings nonconference clash in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Pitt snapp...

Pitt softball notches first ACC win in series finale vs. Boston College

Pitt catcher Valerie Ortega records an out at home plate in the Panthers' doubleheader Saturday against Boston College. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

By Rebecca Sauers | For The Pitt News

March 27, 2017

After eight straight losses to open up conference play, the Pitt softball team picked up its first ACC win of 2017 Saturday night. The Panthers (16-13 overall, 1-8 ACC) fell to the Boston College Eagles (17-12 overall, 4-2 ACC) in the first two games of the weekend series at Vartabedian Field. Pit...

Pitt softball continues flawless season over the weekend

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

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 last weekend’s season-opening University of Central Florida Invitational, the Panthers traveled to T...

Pitt softball starts with streak over the weekend

Junior Kayla Harris picked up two wins this weekend over the No. Kentucky Wildcats. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 13, 2017

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...

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