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Take 5: Blue Jays, MLB relegation and NBA expansion

By The Pitt News Staff April 2, 2021
Back for another Take 5, sports writers at The Pitt News discuss hot topics from MLB Opening Day to the NCAA tournament’s gender inequity controversy.
Pitcher T.J. Zeuch is one of five Pitt Panthers selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. - Credit: Jeffrey Gamza/Pitt Athletics

Zeuch headlines five Panthers selected in 2016 MLB Draft

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor June 14, 2016

Junior pitcher T.J. Zeuch became Pitt’s first player taken in the first round of the MLB Draft in 35 years Thursday night. By the end of the 2016 MLB Draft, five Panthers heard their names called. Zeuch...

Outfielder Aaron Schnurbusch is Pitts fourth player taken in the 2016 MLB Draft. Ian Flanagan | Contributing Editor

Chicago White Sox draft Pitt’s Aaron Schnurbusch in 28th round

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor June 11, 2016

Pitt senior outfielder Aaron Schnurbusch became Pitt’s fourth player taken in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. Schnurbusch was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 28th...

Alex Kowalczyk joins T.J. Zeuch and Charles LeBlanc as Pitts third player selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. Jordan Mondell | Staff Photographer

Pitt’s Alex Kowalczyk drafted in 12th round by Texas Rangers

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor June 11, 2016

Pitt catcher Alex Kowalczyk joined pitcher T.J. Zeuch and shortstop Charles LeBlanc as the third Panther selected in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. The Texas Rangers selected...

Shortstop Charles Leblanc (14) is Pitts second player selected in the 2016 MLB Draft, joining T.J. Zeuch. Photo Courtesy of Linsey Fagan

Texas Rangers draft Pitt shortstop Charles LeBlanc in 4th round

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor June 10, 2016

Shortstop Charles LeBlanc is now the second Pitt Panther selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. The Texas Rangers drafted the Quebec native in the fourth round with the No. 129 overall pick in the draft on...

The Toronto Blue Jays made T.J. Zeuch Pitts highest draft pick ever. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

Blue Jays select Pitt’s T.J. Zeuch No. 21 overall

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor June 9, 2016

Former pitcher T.J. Zeuch became only the second Pitt Panther ever selected in the first round of the MLB Draft Thursday night. Zeuch is Pitt’s first top pick since the Texas Rangers drafted Al Lachowicz...

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