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Where is Pitt’s 2018 MLB Draft class now?

RHP Derek West was the only Pitt baseball player to forgo signing an MLB contract and return to college after the 2018 MLB Draft.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

July 16, 2019

Although the Pittsburgh Panthers baseball team is in their offseason, a handful of past Panthers are working their way through the minor league system, including the five players that were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft.

2 Panthers drafted into MLB

Redshirt senior Matt Pidich was selected with the 192nd pick in the eighth round by the Cincinnati Reds. Pidich is the first player in Pitt baseball history to get drafted by the team. (TPN File Photo)

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

Two Panthers were selected into the MLB on the second day of the 2018 draft, marking the sixth year in a row that Pitt has had at least one player picked to join the league. RJ Freure The Houston Astros drafted Pitt rising junior relief pitcher RJ Freure in the sixth round with the 192nd pick of the...

Panther Spotlight: Giorgiona Zeremenko, Matt Pidich, Lydia Rosenthall, Dom Forys

Senior catcher Giorgiana Zeremenko leads Pitt softball in most offensive statistics including home runs (7), batting average (.329) and on-base percentage (.407). (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Videographer)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

While the Pitt swimming and wrestling teams send their top individuals to compete at end-of-season tournaments, the baseball and softball squads are just beginning to get into the swing of things. Here are some of the Panthers’ top performers during the transition from winter to spring sports. Gio...

Pitt baseball secures series win over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2-1

Redshirt junior Caleb Parry had seven RBIs in Pitt's 17-5 win on Sunday. TPN File Photo

By Ted Zhang | Staff Writer

April 30, 2017

The Pitt baseball team started the weekend’s home series with a loss and a narrow win. But in the series finale, the Panthers trounced the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars. Rain delayed the original Saturday 1 p.m. start time of the series-opening games between SIUE (18-24, 6-15...

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 baseball swept by Virginia Cavaliers

Nick Banman hit a home run on Saturday in this weekend's sweep at the hands of the No. 22 Virginia Cavaliers. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

April 10, 2017

After coming back to win its series against the Duke Blue Devils last weekend and defeating in-state rival Penn State 3-2 Tuesday, the Pitt baseball team sought to continue its winning form against the Virginia Cavaliers this weekend. But the Pitt baseball team (14-15, 6-9 ACC) instead struggled in...

Pitt baseball sweeps Virginia Tech behind stellar starting pitching

Redshirt junior Caleb Parry propelled the Panthers to an 8-2 win on Saturday with a three-run home run in the third inning. TPN File Photo

By Kait French | Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

The Pitt baseball team is back above .500 after picking up a crucial three-game sweep against a conference rival. Pitt (11-10 overall, 4-5 ACC) hosted the Virginia Tech Hokies (14-12 overall, 3-6 ACC) at Charles L. Cost Field for a three-game showdown over the weekend, and the Panthers won all three....

Pitt baseball avoids sweep with 2-1 win in extras

Third baseman Nick Banman tags out a Notre Dame runner during three game weekend series against the Fighting Irish. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 20, 2017

After two games, 23 innings and nearly eight hours of baseball on a frigid Sunday at Charles L. Cost Field, the Pitt baseball team snapped a seven-game skid and earned its first ACC win of 2017. The Panthers (8-9 overall, 1-5 ACC) avoided a sweep against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-12 overall, 2...

Pitt baseball swept by No. 4 Louisville to open up ACC play

The Pitt baseball team suffered a three-game sweep against the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals to open conference play. TPN File Photo

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 12, 2017

The Pitt baseball team had its first run-in of 2017 with a ranked opponent last weekend. The Panthers pitched well, but appeared completely overmatched at the plate and failed to pick up a win against the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals. Pitt (7-7 overall, 0-3 ACC) opened up ACC play by suffering a th...

Pitt baseball drops three out of four in South Carolina

Pitt center fielder Frank Maldonado belted his first home run of the season in a doubleheader on Saturday. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 7, 2017

After a strong start to nonconference play, the Pitt baseball team started to show signs of its inexperience last weekend. The Panthers (7-4) dropped three out of four games against mid-major opponents, scoring a total of only 10 runs over the weekend in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Pitt fell to the Wo...

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