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Softball’s Gray outlasts change to lead Pitt in senior season

Senior shortstop Olivia Gray attained a batting average of .304 over her Pitt softball career.
March 4, 2019
If it weren’t for her dad persuading her to play softball when she was six years old, there is no knowing where Olivia Gray would be right now. But because she gave into him, the senior infielder is looking to lead the Panthers for the fourth straight season.

Gray’s got it in the glove

Olivia Gray began playing softball as a 6-year-old and just ended her sphomore season with the Panthers. Will Miller | Senior Staff Photographer
May 30, 2017

When 5-year-old Olivia Gray was offered a spot on a youth softball team, she didn’t want to play because she was afraid of failing. But her father, Shawn, encouraged her to give the sport another...

Buckeyes barely beat Panthers softball, 3-2

Olivia Gray drove in both of the Panthers' runs, but her efforts weren't enough as Pitt fell to No. 25 Ohio State Tuesday afternoon, 3-2. Daniel Pomper | Staff Photographer
April 18, 2017

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...

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

Brittany Knight won the ACC Pitcher of the Week award after her first week of collegiate competition. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer
April 6, 2017

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...

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
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...

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
March 12, 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...

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