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Weekend recap: Panthers break records, keep winning on track and field

Junior pitcher Sarah Dawson (4) allowed only two runs during Pitt’s 9-2 victory over Virginia Friday. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

The Panthers come out of this weekend with records set on the track and with both the baseball and softball teams continuing their winning ways on the diamond. As students fight through finals this week, the Panthers are sprinting through the finish line. Baseball Pitt went 2-1 this weekend against Miami, moving th...

Panthers put out Golden Flashes, 6-4

Senior third baseman McKayla Taylor (15) scored the first run during Pitt’s 6-4 victory over Kent State. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Pitt softball moved to within two games of first place in the ACC coastal division after winning their second game in a row, 6-4, against the Kent State Golden Flashes Wednesday. Coming off a series win against Georgia Tech, the Panthers (23-16-1) looked to remain on track on what’s been a somewh...

Panther Spotlight: Liam Sabino, Kayla Harris, Claudia Bartolome

Kayla Harris, a senior starter pitcher, is the Pitt softball team’s leading pitcher this season. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Alex Lehmbeck | Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

Conference play is well underway for spring sports, with some Pitt teams performing much better than others. As regular seasons come to a close, here are some standout athletes of the last few weeks. Liam Sabino After dropping its  first three series in ACC play against Virginia Tech, North Ca...

Buckeyes barely beat Panthers softball, 3-2

Olivia Gray drove in both of the Panthers' runs, but her efforts weren't enough as Pitt fell to No. 25 Ohio State Tuesday afternoon, 3-2. Daniel Pomper | Staff Photographer

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

Sophomore Olivia Gray offered a promising start to the Panthers’ matchup against Ohio State Tuesday afternoon, smacking a leadoff home run over the center field fence to give Pitt an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. “As the first batter, your job is to set the tone for the game, and ideall...

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

Alexee Haynes got a hit in both games of Friday's doubleheader, but the Panthers dropped all three games against Syracuse this weekend. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2017

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

Junior shortstop McKayla Taylor hit three home runs and drove in six RBIs for the Panthers this weekend against Virginia Tech. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News

April 10, 2017

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...

Over Knight Sensation: Brittany Knight carving out starring role for Panthers

Brittany Knight won the ACC Pitcher of the Week award after her first week of collegiate competition. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

You can’t pitch any better than Pitt true freshman Brittany Knight did Feb. 10, in her first game of college competition. Still, she was startled when a trainer approached her during a practice the next week. “Oh, congrats on ACC Pitcher of the Week,” the trainer said. “I was like, ‘...

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...

Kayla Harris carves up Kent State in 7-0 shutout

Cleanup hitter Giorgiana Zeremenko slugged a pair of home runs Wednesday in Pitt's home-opening 7-0 win over Kent State. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

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...

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