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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Junior outfielder CJ Funk (39) hits the ball in a game against Louisville on April 3, 2022.

Pitt baseball closes season on a disappointing note

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer May 30, 2023
Pitt baseball, coming off of its two best seasons in the ACC, couldn’t sustain the momentum it previously built and finished the 2023 season on a disappointing note.
Pitt pitcher Matt Gilbertson (45) pitches during a game against the University of Virginia on April 15, 2022.

ACC Baseball tournament underway as heavyweights vie for conference title

By Jack Markowski , Senior Staff Writer May 23, 2023
The ACC baseball tournament kicked off on Tuesday afternoon as a number of the country’s best teams faced off before heading to the NCAA tournament. Senior staff writer Jack Markowski outlines each team and what to look out for this week.
Pitt baseball players stand in the dugout during a game against Virginia Tech on March 24 at the Petersen Sports Complex.

Pitt baseball trounces in-state rival Penn State 11-3 at PNC Park

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor May 16, 2023
The Pitt baseball program entered Tuesday night’s matchup with Penn State hoping to avoid a similar result to last year’s 19-6 blowout to the Nittany Lions. Instead, the Panthers rose to the occasion, trouncing the Nittany Lions 11-3.
Sophomore Tommy Tavarez runs to first base during Wednesday’s game against West Virginia at PNC Park.

Preview | Pitt baseball hopes to do the impossible against No. 2 Wake Forest

By Ari Meyer, Staff Writer April 21, 2023
Following a disappointing loss to West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl on Wednesday, Pitt will look to rebound against Wake Forest. But this is no easy task, as the Demon Deacons are the No. 2 team in the nation.
Noah Martinez throws the ball the first for an out  on Wednesday against West Virginia at PNC Park.

Pitt baseball falls in Backyard Brawl 9-4

By Alex Porter and Jack Markowski April 20, 2023
Pitt men’s baseball failed to build on the momentum it gained from a strong weekend, losing 9-4 to rival West Virginia at PNC Park on Wednesday.
Graduate student infielder Sky Duff (3) hits the ball during a Pitt baseball game against Notre Dame on April 8.

Pitt baseball demonstrates ability to win in ACC play following series against No. 7 Virginia

By Ari Meyer, Staff Writer April 18, 2023
Pitt baseball took two of three games from No. 7 Virginia in Charlottesville over the weekend. Staff Writer Ari Meyer gives a recap and offers his takeaways from Pitt’s upset victory.
Infielder Haylie Brunson (2) prepares to bat during a game between Pitt softball and Virginia on March 24.

Pitt softball, baseball struggle to keep seasons strong

By Will Christie, Staff Writer April 12, 2023
After Pitt softball and baseball's last games, things are looking rough for the Panthers as they head into their next matchups. Although softball did show an effort to revitalize the season, baseball still hasn’t found the key to winning a game.
Pitt baseball players stand in the dugout during a game against Virginia Tech on March 24.

Baseball drops two games against Duke, but show they can compete in ACC

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 4, 2023
Pitt baseball lost two of three games against Duke last weekend but in the process showed they can still compete in ACC play. In order to do so, there are still plenty of areas in need of improvement in all areas of the game.
Sophomore gymnast Hallie Copperwheat competed in bar and beams at the NCAA regionals at the Petersen Events Center.

Weekend Sports Recap | Gymnastics competes at regionals, softball takes series against Notre Dame

By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer April 2, 2023
Pitt athletics had a packed schedule this weekend, competing in both ACC and NCAA tournament play. Softball took two of three against Notre Dame while three members of the gymnastics team competed in the NCAA regional championships.
Pitt baseball stands in a huddle before the game against Bucknell on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Preview | Pitt baseball set to face Duke in ACC play

By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer March 30, 2023
Pitt baseball is set to take on Duke this weekend in Durham, North Carolina. This series is crucial for the Panthers, as they desperately need ACC wins. Staff Writer Sara Meyer breaks down the series.
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