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

Pitt junior Kayla Harris lost two outings over the weekend against No. 13 James Madison and East Carolina. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 13, 2017

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

Junior Giorgiana Zeremenko (21) drove in five runs at North Carolina on Sunday, but it wasn't enough for Pitt to avoid a three-game sweep. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 7, 2017

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

Pitt junior Kayla Harris hurled a perfect game in a 5-0 win over Southeastern Louisiana Sunday, helping the Panthers to a 3-2 record over the weekend. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Molly Appezzato | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

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

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...

Panthers sweep weekday doubleheader against St. Francis

Erin Hershman made First Team All-ACC for Pitt softball. John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

April 13, 2016

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

Jenna Modic pitched her last game as a Pitt Panther. | Wenhao Wu / Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

April 6, 2016

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

Kayla Harris prepares to throw to first base. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

April 4, 2016

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 pitching during March 20th game. John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Kaitlin Cassidy / For The Pitt News

March 23, 2016

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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