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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

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)

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

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer April 22, 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,...

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)

Panthers put out Golden Flashes, 6-4

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer April 18, 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...

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

Panther Spotlight: Liam Sabino, Kayla Harris, Claudia Bartolome

By Alex Lehmbeck | Staff Writer April 9, 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...

Olivia Gray drove in both of the Panthers runs, but her efforts werent enough as Pitt fell to No. 25 Ohio State Tuesday afternoon, 3-2. Daniel Pomper | Staff Photographer

Buckeyes barely beat Panthers softball, 3-2

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer April 18, 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...

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

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

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...

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

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News April 9, 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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

By Rebecca Sauers | For The Pitt News March 26, 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...

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

Kayla Harris carves up Kent State in 7-0 shutout

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 22, 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...

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