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From the diamond to the dugout: Pazos keeps command

Pitt catcher Manny Pazos congratulates redshirt junior pitcher Matt Pidich after an inning-ending groundout. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

April 20, 2017

The Pitt baseball team seemed primed for a rare sweep on a summery Saturday in late March against Virginia Tech. The Panthers were up 4-0 in the top of the fifth in the second game of the series. Redshirt junior pitcher Matt Pidich was on the mound and had yet to allow a baserunner. The third and fi...

Panthers maul Nittany Lions in State College, 9-1

First-year reliever Chris Gomez dominated Penn State in Pitt's 9-1 win, striking out five batters over 4 2/3 innings. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 19, 2017

From the football field to the baseball and softball diamonds, Penn State just can’t find a way to beat Pitt. The Pitt baseball team (16-17, 7-11 ACC) annihilated the Nittany Lions (12-24, 1-8 Big Ten) Tuesday night in State College, Pennsylvania, rolling to a 9-1 win to sweep the season series...

Pitt baseball prevails over Penn State, 3-2

Pitt senior catcher Manny Pazos heads back to an excited dugout after scoring the go-ahead run during Pitt's 3-2 win over rival Penn State on April 4. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

In front of a crowd nearly double the usual turnout, the Pitt Panthers struck out 13 Nittany Lion batters over nine innings to beat its in-state rival. The Panthers (14-12 overall, 6-6 ACC) came from behind to secure their win over Pennsylvania State University (10-17 overall, 0-3 Big Ten) in fro...

Pitt baseball sweeps three-game series vs. Siena

Pitt senior Josh Falk picked up his second win of the season in the Panthers' 11-5 victory Saturday vs. Siena. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

After a 3-1 showing in the season-opening Sunshine State Classic, the Pitt baseball team continued nonconference play in Florida by sweeping a three-game series against the Siena Saints. Pitt (6-1) took some time to get its offense going in the series opener Friday, but the team’s bats came alive la...

Promising T.J. Zeuch appears poised to be Panthers’ ace next season

Promising T.J. Zeuch appears poised to be Panthers' ace next season

By Joe Rokicki / For The Pitt News

June 23, 2015

Each time a pitcher takes the mound, he’s tasked with creating a masterpiece — hurlers must paint the corners and brush back players. The strike zone is an easel.Pitt’s baseball team has an artist of its own in rising junior pitcher T.J. Zeuch. Accuracy, precision and velocity are each components of the fu...

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