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Summer Guide: Soto, Mildren adjust to life in the minor leagues

Summer Guide: Soto, Mildren adjust to life in the minor leagues

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

July 15, 2014

Minor league baseball players can begin their careers in a number of places across the country — just ask Elvin Soto or Ethan Mildren.  Soto’s’s destination, after getting drafted last June, was Hillsboro, Ore., home of the Hillsboro Hops, the Class A Short Season affiliate of the Arizona Diamo...

Baseball: Trio of Pitt pitchers taken in MLB Draft over weekend

Baseball: Trio of Pitt pitchers taken in MLB Draft over weekend

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

June 10, 2014

For the second year in a row, the University of Pittsburgh baseball team saw three of its players selected in the annual MLB First-Year Player Draft.In 2013, pitcher Ethan Mildren (12th round by the Twins), catcher Elvin Soto (16th round by the Diamondbacks) and Matt Wotherspoon (20th round by the Ti...

Redshirt senior submarine pitcher finishes notable career

Redshirt senior submarine pitcher finishes notable career

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Jon Danielczyk, the redshirt senior relief pitcher for Pitt’s baseball team, described his career arc as a Panther as a “journey.” Danielczyk did have a storybook career for a towering submarine-style pitcher who wasn’t brought onto the team to pitch. Instead, Danielczyk, at 6-foot-4, was original...

Baseball: Pitt makes mark in first ACC season

Baseball: Pitt makes mark in first ACC season

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

May 20, 2014

Last season, the Pitt baseball team set a program record for wins, so it was only natural that the Panthers would face some regression this year. Between losing two of the team’s best players — catcher Elvin Soto and pitcher Ethan Mildren — to professional baseball and transitioning to the ultr...

Baseball: Pitt maintains momentum, defeats Ohio University in road game

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 8, 2014

Midweek games in college baseball serve a particular purpose for those who play them. Traditionally featuring schools within driving distance that aren’t in the same conference, these one or two-game arrangements spread throughout the calendar allow players to stay sharp and work on different aspects...

Baseball: Panthers win series, remain in postseason contention

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 6, 2014

Coming into last weekend, Pitt baseball sat in second-to-last place in the Coastal Division of the ACC.But despite the team’s precarious position, with a record below .500 (19-23, 9-12 ACC), extending its season was still a possibility. The format of the league’s postseason tournament, which inclu...

Baseball: No. 20 Clemson to visit struggling Panthers

Baseball: No. 20 Clemson to visit struggling Panthers

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

April 17, 2014

Pitt baseball can’t seem to stop losing.The team has dropped nine of its last 10 games since sweeping Georgia Tech on the last weekend in March.But April isn’t over yet, and breaking the streak won’t get any easier this weekend with a three-game home series against No. 20 Clemson that begins Frida...

Baseball: Pitt drops three games to No. 20 Miami

Baseball: Pitt drops three games to No. 20 Miami

By Jeremy Tepper/ Staff Writer

April 13, 2014

Up-and-down play has become the theme of this year’s Pitt baseball team. During the weekend, it only experienced the latter, continuing to struggle away from home.Coach Joe Jordano’s team faltered in a road series against the 20th-ranked Miami Hurricanes, losing all three games — 12-2, 1-0 and 7-2, ...

Baseball: Panthers drop second game in two days

Baseball: Panthers drop second game in two days

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

April 2, 2014

While facing an opponent it beat by double digits the first time they met, the Pitt baseball team experienced a starkly different result in the rematch.The Panthers traveled to Ohio for a nonconference matchup against the Youngstown State Penguins, a team they defeated 12-1 their last time facing eachothe...

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