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

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

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Panthers put out Golden Flashes, 6-4

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Panther Spotlight: Liam Sabino, Kayla Harris, Claudia Bartolome

By Alex Lehmbeck | Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Buckeyes barely beat Panthers softball, 3-2

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


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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

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2017


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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

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News

April 10, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

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

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Features

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

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

By Rebecca Sauers | For The Pitt News

March 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Kayla Harris carves up Kent State in 7-0 shutout

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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...

Pitt softball team loses two vs. James Madison, splits pair with East Carolina

Pitt softball team loses two vs. James Madison, splits pair with East Carolina

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After starting the season with nine wins in a row and earning the first national ranking in program history, the Pitt softball team has stumbled into a slump. Inclement weather forced the cancellation of last weekend’s James Madison University Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia. So Pitt (14...

No. 21 Pitt softball team swept in ACC opener at North Carolina

No. 21 Pitt softball team swept in ACC opener at North Carolina

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 7, 2017


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The Pitt softball team’s momentum has evaporated after a remarkable start to the season. The No. 21 Panthers (12-5 overall, 0-3 ACC) opened up conference play over the weekend in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where they suffered a three-game sweep against the North Carolina Tar Heels (15-4 overall...

Harris tosses perfect game as No. 19 Panthers go 3-2 over weekend

Harris tosses perfect game as No. 19 Panthers go 3-2 over weekend

By Molly Appezzato | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


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The No. 19 Pitt softball team’s perfect record is no longer intact, but the Panthers achieved a different kind of perfection over the weekend. Junior pitcher Kayla Harris tossed a perfect game in a 5-0 win Sunday over Southeastern Louisiana, part of a five-game slate in Troy, Alabama, against the Lipscomb Bis...

Pitt softball continues flawless season over the weekend

Pitt softball continues flawless season over the weekend

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Pitt softball starts with streak over the weekend

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 13, 2017


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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...

Panthers sweep weekday doubleheader against St. Francis

Panthers sweep weekday doubleheader against St. Francis

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


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After a tough weekend loss against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in which they scored just one run, the Pitt softball team made its bats great again on Wednesday. The Panthers (26-14) swept Saint Francis University (22-17) in a doubleheader at the Charles L. Cost Center, winning the contests 6-1 and...

Pitt softball splits doubleheader with Bucknell

Pitt softball splits doubleheader with Bucknell

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

April 6, 2016


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Coming off an ACC series win against North Carolina State, Pitt’s softball team had a chance Wednesday to start to surge. But due to some stranded runners and an error-filled third inning, the team’s roll stalled a bit in a doubleheader against Bucknell. Pitt split the two games with the Bison...

Leblanc, Harris earn player of the week honors

Leblanc, Harris earn player of the week honors

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

April 4, 2016


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While only one of the two teams earned an ACC series win this weekend, players on both the Pitt softball and baseball teams earned conference honors Monday afternoon. The ACC recognized softball’s Kayla Harris as the conference’s co-pitcher of the week, while baseball’s Charles Leblanc took home the...

Kayla Harris surging in sophomore season

Kayla Harris surging in sophomore season

By Kaitlin Cassidy / For The Pitt News

March 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Kayla Harris has one mission: Attack from the very first pitch. She’s unrelenting on every batter. She dares them to swing at the pitches she whirls their way. Harris is focused. She’s focused on becoming a leader this season. Since former ace Savannah King graduated last spring, Harris, a sophomore from...

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