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Joe Jordano resigns as baseball coach

Under Joe Jordano, the Panthers finished the 2017-18 season with a 29-26 record. (Photographer: Pete Madia/Pitt Athletics)

By Hannah Schneider and Joanna Li

June 21, 2018

Joe Jordano resigned as head coach of Pitt’s baseball team Thursday night, according to a report from the Post-Gazette. An official announcement released by the University Friday afternoon confirmed his resignation. “I am honored to have had the opportunity to lead this program with integrity, pas...

5 Panthers drafted to MLB

Sophomore relief pitcher RJ Freure accepted an offer with the Houston Astros June 18. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

After finishing the regular season as the 12th seed in the ACC Tournament, the Pitt men’s baseball team pulled off two incredible upsets against eighth-seeded Georgia Tech and top overall seed North Carolina. Although the Panthers would go on to lose in the semifinal to Louisville, it was a strong ...

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...

Kent State clobbers Pitt, 4-1

Redshirt senior Frank Maldonado slides into first base after attempting to steal second at Pitt’s 4-1 loss to Kent State Tuesday evening. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

After falling behind early in the game, the Pitt baseball team was unable to catch up to Kent State, ultimately falling 4-1 to the Golden Flashes Tuesday. The Panthers (17-12 overall, 6-9 ACC) lost to the Golden Flashes (18-10, MAC) in an out-of-conference matchup at the Charles L. Cost Field. ...

Football, baseball land New Jersey product Matt Alaimo

Head Coach Pat Narduzzi is entering his third year at the helm of the program looking to build on two consecutive 8-5 seasons. (TPN File Photo)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 25, 2017

The Pitt football and baseball programs each landed a recruit Saturday as two-sport athlete  Matt Alaimo announced he will come to the university this fall. Alaimo announced his commitment on Twitter, saying, “I am proud and excited to announce that I will be furthering my academic, football an...

Pitt baseball drops series against Wake Forest

Senior catcher Manny Pazos scored the winning run in Pitt's 5-4 win over Wake Forest Friday. Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

May 21, 2017

Heading into its weekend series against the No. 20 Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the Pitt baseball team was right on the bubble of the ACC Tournament. But the Panthers were only able to come away with one win, failing to make the cut for the fourth consecutive year. Pitt (23-30, 9-21 ACC) got off to a strong s...

Mountaineers outlast Panthers, earn season sweep

Redshirt senior Jacob Wright went 1-4 with a double and a strikeout in Pitt's 2-0 loss Tuesday at West Viginia. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

The last time Pitt and West Virginia met on the diamond, it was an offensive battle as the Mountaineers got an 8-4 win on the road in March. West Virginia took the season sweep Tuesday in a much more defensive night, but the result was the same with a 2-0 Mountaineer victory in Morgantown. Both pitching...

Pitt baseball suffers sweep against North Carolina State

Junior Nick Banman tags out a Wolfpack runner in Pitt's 7-4 loss Friday night. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

The Pitt baseball team had a chance to move off the bubble of making the ACC Tournament at home this weekend series against North Carolina State but were convincingly swept due to the high-powered Wolfpack offense. Starting pitching woes led to Pitt (22-27, 8-19 ACC) having early deficits in each game,...

Pitt baseball triumphs over Penguins, 3-2

Senior catcher Manny Pazos put the Panthers on top in the fourth inning, driving in redshirt junior Caleb Parry.  Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 11, 2017

After dropping all three games in a road series against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets last weekend, Pitt baseball returned home Wednesday to play Youngstown State, winning 3-2 on a walk-off wild pitch in the 10th inning. Pitt head coach Joe Jordano used six pitchers in the game and the strategy ...

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

Rozelle Nix (25) became the fifth player to transfer from the men's basketball team this offseason, announcing his decision Tuesday. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017

It was a busy couple of weeks for Pitt athletics, as the spring teams’ seasons come to a close and the football team had players up for the NFL draft. Here’s a rundown of everything that you might have missed since the spring semester ended. Football The Pitt football program had five players selected...

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