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This Week in Panthers Athletics




April 29, 2013

THIS WEEK IN PANTHERS ATHLETICS
Monday, April 29, 2013

UPCOMING PITT SPORTS SCHEDULE (Complete Schedule) 

Tuesday, April 30
Baseball: at West Virginia, 6 p.m., Morgantown, W.Va. 

Wednesday, May 1
Softball: Providence, 12:30 p.m., Vartabedian Field (Doubleheader)

Baseball: Akron, 6 p.m., Charles L. Cost Field 

Friday, May 3
Baseball: at Georgetown, 7 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Track & Field: at Big East Outdoor Championships, All Day, Piscataway, N.J. 

Saturday, May 4
Softball: at Rutgers, 12 p.m., Piscataway, N.J. (Doubleheader)

Baseball: at Georgetown, 7 p.m., Washington, D.C.
Track & Field: at Big East Outdoor Championships, All Day, Piscataway, N.J. 

Sunday, May 5
Softball: at Rutgers, 12 p.m., Piscataway, N.J.

Baseball: at Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Track & Field: at Big East Outdoor Championships, All Day, Piscataway, N.J.

PITT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Track and Field: Men’s 4x400. The relay team of Micah Murray, Carvin Nkanata, Olivier Philogene and Brycen Spratling shattered the school record in the 4x400 meter relay at the Penn Relays. The quartet ran a time of 3:04.16, which was three and a half seconds faster than the previous record which was set in 1986. The Panthers now have the fifth fastest time in the nation. (Read more).

OTHER TOP PITT WEEKLY PERFORMANCES

Baseball: Boo Vasquez. Vasquez hit .500 to lead the Panthers to a series sweep against Cincinnati. The sophomore tallied five hits, four runs, two doubles and two RBI. He also led the team in slugging percentage (.700) and on base percentage (.545). (Read more).

Track and Field: Julia Koloski. Koloski notched a career-best distance in the triple jump at the Penn Relays with a mark of 41-0.25 feet. Koloski placed second overall in the women’s college division and her distance was the second furthest for any Pitt athlete this season. (Read more).

Baseball: Ethan Mildren. The Panthers’ ace threw 7.2 innings against Cincinnati, allowing six hits and just one earned run while striking out nine Bearcats. Mildren is 8-2 on the season with a 2.26 ERA. (Read more).

Track and Field: Men’s 4x200. Brycen Spratling, Carvin Nkanata Micah Murray and Josh Mindlin established a new school record in the 4x200 meter relay with a time of 1:23.77 at the Penn Relays. They broke the record which was set last season by one tenth of a second. (Read more).

PITT PLAY OF THE WEEK:

Baseball: With game two tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning against Cincinnati and runners on first and second base, Eric Hess hit a sharp grounder to Cincinnati’s shortstop. Stephen Vranka was able to beat out the fielder’s choice at second base and Boo Vasquez came around from second base to score the walk-off run for the Panthers. (Read more) | (Watch).

ACC FACT:

As was evident when the ACC announced that all 15 member institutions had signed a 14-year Grant of Rights agreement with ESPN, ACC schools are committed to one another and the conference is committed to showcasing the very best each school has to offer. This spring, the ACC will broadcast 118 games which will appear exclusively on ESPN Networks (Two on ESPN2, 24 on ESPNU, and 92 on ESPN3). This is an increase from the 82 events that were broadcasted live by the ACC last spring.

PITT PANTHERS TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Comcast Channels 188 or 210)

Entire Broadcast Schedule Link 

Sunday, May 5
Softball vs. USF (Game 1) (replay), 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Softball vs. USF (Game 3) (replay), 12-1:45 p.m.
Softball vs. USF (Game 3) (replay), 1:45-3:30 p.m.
Football Spring Game (replay), 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Wrestling vs. Maryland (replay), 5:30-7 p.m. 

For more information, please contact the Pitt Athletic Media Relations Office at (412) 648-8240.