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Panthers put out Golden Flashes, 6-4

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)

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

April 19, 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 win against Georgia Tech, the Panthers (23-16-1) looked to remain on track on what’s been a somewh...

Touching base with the Panthers after break

Senior pitcher Matt Pidich (41) pitched six scoreless innings against the Massachusetts Minutemen in one of five games for the Sunshine State Classic Series in Kissimmee, Florida, last week. (TPN File Photo)

By Max Sirianni | Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Spring break was anything but for the Pitt baseball and softball teams, as both found themselves involved in heated competition over the past week. Both teams found mixed results, the baseball team earning its first conference win of the season and the softball team ending break with a three-game losing ...

McKayla Taylor named ACC Player of the Week

McKayla Taylor helped propel the Panthers to four straight wins last week over St. Francis and Virginia Tech. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 11, 2017

Thanks to an excellent week at the plate and in the field, junior Pitt shortstop McKayla Taylor became the ACC’s Softball Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the honor Tuesday afternoon. The Florida State Seminoles swept the Panthers in Tallahassee the weekend ...

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

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

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News

April 10, 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 (21-16, 4-11 ACC) started an extended home stretch by winning back-to-back in-conference...

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

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

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 Red Flash (27-9) 8-3 in an extra-innings nonconference clash in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Pitt snapp...

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...

Pitt softball stays hungry for next year after first NCAA berth

Meghan Sunners / Senior Staff Photographer

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

August 30, 2015

The previous record-setting season for Pitt’s softball squad will be a tough one to follow, but the Panthers are ready. Just ask one of the keys to Pitt’s surprise run, Maggie Sevilla. “It was a lot of fun and a great send-off for the seniors, and great for the younger players to get a taste ...

Panthers trounce Orange in record-setting weekend

Panthers trounce Orange in record-setting weekend

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

April 12, 2015

Anybody looking at the box score from one of Pitt and Syracuse’s Saturday games might have thought the teams played a surprise game of spring football, as Pitt won 22-7.But the sport in question was softball, as the Panthers (29-14, 9-9 ACC) used an offensive surge to sweep the weekend road series from t...

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