Pitt head coach Joe Jordano and his 16th-ranked baseball team head to No. 10 Louisville this weekend for the most important series for the Panthers in nearly two decades. With a series win, Pitt would claim the outright Big East title -- its first since 1994. Jordano spoke with Pitt Live Wire prior to the team's trip to Louisville on Wednesday morning:
Pitt head baseball coach Joe Jordano enters tonight's game with Kent State with 750 career victories. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist John Harris featured the Pitt skipper in Tuesday's newspaper:Pitt coach Jordano talks more than a good game
Ford City, Pa., native Dylan Wolsonovich and the 17th-ranked Pitt baseball team were featured Monday morning in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Panthers swept yet another Big East series over the weekend, defeating Villanova 4-3, 12-4 and 10-2. The three wins gave Pitt 40 victories on the year, which marks a school record for victories in a season. The third win of the weekend also gave head coach Joe Jordano his 750th career win.
Take a minute of your time today to send Coach Jordano and the Panthers a note of congratulations on the Pitt Facebook page or to @PITTBaseball on Twitter.
The Panthers host Villanova this weekend with a doubleheader on Saturday and the final home Big East game coming on Sunday at Charles L. Cost Field. Today in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the squad and their goal of advancing to Omaha are still alive and featured: Pitt baseball team still has Omaha on its mind
The 17th-ranked Pitt baseball team hosts Villanova this weekend in their final home Big East series at the Charles L. Cost Field. The Panthers currently sit tied for the league lead with USF and are eyeing their first Big East title since 1994. John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review takes a look at the team and their current success: Pitt Baseball eyes strong finish, postseason run
Davanna Feyrer served as a special guest at Pitt baseball's Rutgers series, throwing out the first pitch in a win over the Scarlet Knights. Davanna is a patient at The Children's Institute and has a powerful and encouraging message of hope that she carried with her to Charles L. Cost Field to share with the Panthers. Read more about Davanna and her journey.
Spratling set a new NCAA record in the 500 meter dash, which
also sits at the third fastest time in the world at 1:00.37. Needless to say,
the Pitt junior was named the Male Track Most Outstanding Performer for that
Spratling was joined by teammates Carvin Nkanata and Jonnique
Lawrence, who each, respectively, won the men's and women's 200 meter dash, and
Spratling, Nkanata, Oliver Philongene and Micah Murrah won the 4x400 meter
relay. On Friday evening, Elizabeth Kline became the 10th Pitt
student-athlete to win the pentathlon, and the first since 2005, winning three
of five events (60 meter hurdles, 800 meter run, long jump).
Be sure to check back with Pitt Live Wire later in the week
for a feature on Spratling, including video of his race and interviews.
"We played very well as a team this weekend," said head
coach Joe Jordano. "For us to sweep such a storied program as Wichita State is
a great accomplishment but I know this team is looking forward to getting back
to practice on Tuesday and preparing for our next opportunity."
Congrats to the baseball and track and field teams on their