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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

Pitt junior infielder Brock Franks (11) high fives another player during their game against Clemson on March 25, 2022.

Pitt baseball sweeps Maine in season opener

By Dylan Grace, Staff Writer February 19, 2024

Pitt baseball (3-0, 0-0 ACC) kicked off its 2024 season with a series sweep against Maine in Port Charlotte, Florida, this weekend. The Panthers' explosive start to the season came in the form of the offensive...

Pitt baseball players look out for the ball during the Blue/Gold Fall World Series at the Charles L. Cost Field on Oct. 27, 2023.

Pitt baseball hopes to rebound in 2024

By Dylan Grace, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

As the spring sports season rapidly approaches, Pitt baseball enters its 2024 campaign looking to exceed expectations despite placing at the bottom of Atlantic Coast Conference preseason rankings. Following...

Pitt’s baseball team huddles on the field during its game against Louisville on April 3, 2022.

Feature | Former Pitt pitcher Blair Calvo representing the Panthers in the Big Leagues

By Dylan Grace, Staff Writer June 13, 2023
Pitt baseball is gaining some representation in the MLB, as former pitcher Blair Calvo made his professional debut with the Rockies last week. But Calvo’s path to the majors wasn’t easy, as he battled through some adversity along the way.
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 19, 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.
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