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Penguins prevail 7-5 in Pitt baseball’s home opener

Pitt junior Chris Cappas throws a pitch against Youngstown State Wednesday.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

After getting off to one of the hottest starts in program history, Pitt baseball struggled to find a rhythm Wednesday against Youngstown State and fell in its home opener.

Panthers baseball pounces on Penguins, 9-5

Redshirt senior outfielder Frank Maldonado finished the game with three hits at Pitt's 9-5 victory over Youngstown State. (TPN file photo)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2018

Pitt baseball snagged their third victory in a row this season with a 9-5 win over Youngstown State Tuesday night. The softball team was also set to take on Penn State the same evening, but the game was canceled due to rain. The Panthers (15-10, 4-8 ACC) swapped runs with the Penguins (8-18, 6-3 Horizon) th...

Panthers pen win over Penguins, 66-58

Yacine Diop had 14 points in the Pitt women's basketball team's 66-58 victory over the Youngstown State Penguins Friday night. (Thomas Yang / Senior Staff Photographer)

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

November 11, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team battled back from an early deficit to open its season with a 66-58 win against Youngstown Friday night. The Panthers (1-0) and the Penguins (0-1) both had relatively lackluster performances at the Petersen Events Center. Both teams made a little over a third of their...

Underrated Penguins pose threat to Panthers

Chad Voytik stiff arms a Youngstown State player in the September 2015 game. (TPN File Photo)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

August 31, 2017

Five years ago to the day, the Youngstown State Penguins came into Heinz Field and handed the Pitt football program one of the most embarrassing losses in its history, 31-17. The game marked the Penguins’ first-ever win over a Bowl Championship Series team, spoiling former head coach Paul Chryst’s...

Pitt baseball triumphs over Penguins, 3-2

Senior catcher Manny Pazos put the Panthers on top in the fourth inning, driving in redshirt junior Caleb Parry.  Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 11, 2017

After dropping all three games in a road series against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets last weekend, Pitt baseball returned home Wednesday to play Youngstown State, winning 3-2 on a walk-off wild pitch in the 10th inning. Pitt head coach Joe Jordano used six pitchers in the game and the strategy ...

Pitt baseball defeats Youngstown State in rain-shortened game, 5-3

Pitcher Collin Liberatore (32) picked up his third win of the season against Youngstown State on Tuesday night. Photo Courtesy of Linsey Fagan

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 10, 2016

Mother nature may have erased five runs off the Pitt baseball team’s stat sheet, but she arrived too late to wipe out the Panthers’ win. Pitt (25-19 overall, 10-13 ACC) returned home after a successful weekend at Notre Dame with a rain-shortened 5-3 victory over the Youngstown State Penguins (...

Pitt defeats Youngstown State 45-37 in first game of Narduzzi era

Meghan Sunners / Senior Staff Photographer

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 5, 2015

When Pitt needed a momentum boost last season, the team often looked to James Conner or Tyler Boyd. But against Youngstown State, with Boyd suspended and Conner hampered with a knee injury he sustained in the first quarter, an unexpected source gave Pitt a jolt of energy twice: sophomore cornerback...

Pitt football schedule looks winnable but tough

Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

On paper, everything looks easy. And on paper, Pitt’s schedule seems deceptively easy. But it’s easy to forget that Pitt has lost at least once to each of this year’s opponents in the past three years, some losses nastier than others. But with a new coaching staff and fresh enthusiasm, the futur...

Pitt football uses memory of 2012 loss to prepare for opener against Youngstown State

J.P. Holtz was one of three

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

September 3, 2015

Three years ago, Pitt tight end J.P. Holtz was an eager, inexperienced freshman, a Pittsburgh kid from Shaler Area High School ready to play in his first collegiate game. That game was against Youngstown State University, and it was of significant proportions. It was the season opener of Pitt’s fin...

Pitt announces kickoff for season opener

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

May 15, 2015

The Narduzzi era finally has its starting point.Pitt announced Friday that its season opener against Youngstown State kicks off at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field on Sept. 5.It will be Pat Narduzzi’s first game as Pitt’s head coach, after Pitt hired him in December of last year.Narduzzi’s father, Bill, was...

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