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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

Ohio added its fifth run of the game off of senior pitcher Kayla Harris during the Panther’s 6-1 loss to the Bobcats. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

Softball falls to Ohio, 6-1

By Michael Nitti | Staff Writer March 27, 2018

Pitt softball (17-12-1) traveled to Athens Wednesday to take on Ohio University (15-12) in a non conference matchup. Pitt baseball was scheduled to take on West Virginia University in the 156th Backyard...

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

Gray’s got it in the glove

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer 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...

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

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

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...

Sophomore Sarah Dawson struggled on Sunday, giving up five earned runs in Pitts 12-2 loss. Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor

Pitt softball stumbles against Georgia Tech

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer May 8, 2017

The Pitt softball team concluded its season this weekend in Atlanta by dropping two of three against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Pitt’s (24-23, 7-16 ACC) defense was mixed this weekend, giving...

Sarah Dawson pitched effectively this weekend, allowing only two runs over six innings of work.  Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt softball secures series win over NC State

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer April 24, 2017

The Pitt softball team has experienced a somewhat disappointing year — seeing a 9-0 start turn into a 23-21 record — but senior Kaitlin Manuel walked off with a win on Sunday at Vartabedian Field. Down...

Olivia Gray drove in both of the Panthers runs, but her efforts werent enough as Pitt fell to No. 25 Ohio State Tuesday afternoon, 3-2. Daniel Pomper | Staff Photographer

Buckeyes barely beat Panthers softball, 3-2

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer April 19, 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...

Alexee Haynes got a hit in both games of Fridays doubleheader, but the Panthers dropped all three games against Syracuse this weekend. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

Going into the weekend series against the evenly-matched Syracuse Orange, the Pitt softball team expected a competitive game. After three straight losses, the Panthers came out to claim last place in the...

McKayla Taylor helped propel the Panthers to four straight wins last week over St. Francis and Virginia Tech. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

McKayla Taylor named ACC Player of the Week

Thanks to an excellent week at the plate and in the field, junior Pitt shortstop McKayla Taylor became the ACC’s Softball Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced...

Junior shortstop McKayla Taylor hit three home runs and drove in six RBIs for the Panthers this weekend against Virginia Tech. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News April 10, 2017

The Pitt softball team likely will not reenter the Top 25 rankings this season, but with this weekend’s sweep of the Virginia Tech Hokies, the Panthers gained three critically needed in-conference wins. Pitt...

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

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

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer 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...

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