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Softball falls to Ohio, 6-1

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 Brawl in Morgantown, but the game was canceled due to rain. In Ohio, the Bobcats shut down the P...

Gray’s got it in the glove

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 chance because of his daughter’s competitive attitude. He wanted to see her play a sport where there...

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

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 have missed since the spring semester ended. Football The Pitt football program had five players selected...

Pitt softball stumbles against Georgia Tech

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 up only two runs in game one before giving up a combined 19 runs in two and three. The inconsistent...

Pitt softball secures series win over NC State

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 three in the seventh inning, the team rallied to send the game into extra innings before first-year...

Buckeyes barely beat Panthers softball, 3-2

Buckeyes barely beat Panthers softball, 3-2

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer

April 18, 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 the first inning. “As the first batter, your job is to set the tone for the game, and ideall...

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

Orange Alert: Syracuse softball sweeps Panthers

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 16, 2017

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 ACC standings. The Panthers scored just four runs over the course of three games against the Orang...

McKayla Taylor named ACC Player of the Week

McKayla Taylor named ACC Player of the Week

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 11, 2017

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 the honor Tuesday afternoon. The Florida State Seminoles swept the Panthers in Tallahassee the weekend ...

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

Pitt softball pummels Virginia Tech Hokies in sweep

By Brandon Glass | For The Pitt News

April 9, 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 (21-16, 4-11 ACC) started an extended home stretch by winning back-to-back in-conference...

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

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 week. “Oh, congrats on ACC Pitcher of the Week,” the trainer said. “I was like, ‘...

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