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The first place baseball team looks to win the Big East regular-season title this weekend at Louisville

The first place baseball team looks to win the Big East regular-season title this weekend at Louisville

May 13, 2013

THIS WEEK IN PANTHERS ATHLETICS
Monday, May 13, 2013

UPCOMING PITT SPORTS SCHEDULE (Complete Schedule) 

Tuesday, May 14
Baseball: Kent State, 6 p.m., Charles L. Cost Field 

Thursday, May 16
Baseball: at Louisville, 6 p.m., Louisville, Ky. 

Friday, May 17
Baseball: at Louisville, 6 p.m., Louisville, Ky. 

Saturday, May 18
Baseball: at Louisville, 12 p.m., Louisville, Ky. (TV: ESPNU and WatchESPN)

PITT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:

Track and Field: Carvin Nkanata. Nkanata earns his second-consecutive Pitt Athlete of the Week honor for running the nation’s second fastest time in the 200 meter dash at the ECAC/IC4A Championship Meet last Sunday at Princeton. Nkanata won his second championship title in as many weeks with a career-best time of 20.32. Nkanata’s time was the fastest in the nation until Ameer Webb of Texas A&M ran a time of 20.30 approximately two hours later at the SEC Championship Meet. (Read more).

OTHER TOP PITT WEEKLY PERFORMANCES:

Baseball: Rhys Aldenhoven. Aldenhoven threw a complete game in the series finale against Villanova to help the No. 16 Panthers sweep the Wildcats. The junior allowed just six hits and zero earned runs in the 10-2 victory while striking out eight batters. The Panthers are now 40-11 and have set a school record for wins in a single-season.  (Read more).

Track and Field: Julia Koloski. Koloski won the women’s triple jump at the ECAC/IC4A Championship Meet with a personal-record distance of 12.90m (42-04.00 feet). Her mark ranks her 23rd in the nation and tied for 11th in the East Region. (Read more).

Baseball: Sam Parente. The senior captain batted .500 in a perfect 4-0 week for the Panthers. Parente went 8-16 at the plate with two doubles, three RBI and one run scored. (Read more).

Track and Field: Jonnique Lawrence. Lawrence shattered her previous personal-record in the 400 with a time of 52.64 at the ECAC/IC4A Championship Meet. Lawrence now ranks 23rd in the nation and 7th in the East heading to NCAA Regionals. Lawrence also ran the second leg of the women’s 4x100 meter relay which took first place and set a season-best time of 44.68. (Read more).

Baseball: Elvin Soto. Soto batted .353 last week with six hits, eight runs, two doubles, a homer and two RBI. Soto is batting .319 on the season with 60 hits and 46 runs scored. (Read more). 

PITT PLAY OF THE WEEK:

Baseball: With the series opener tied at 3-3 against Villanova, the Panthers loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning with two walks and a single, bringing up freshman Dylan Wolsonovich. The Ford City, Pa. native laced a 2-1 pitch past the diving VU shortstop to give Pitt a 4-3 walk-off victory. (Read more).

OTHER UPCOMING RELATED ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT RELATED EVENTS:
Baseball’s series vs. Louisville to decide the Big East regular-season champion

ACC FACT:

Some of the most influential people in world history have been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue post-graduate education at Oxford University in England. The oldest international fellowships have been earned by a few extraordinary ACC student-athletes. Some of the names on this list include Maryland basketball player Tom McMillen, Florida State football player Myron Rolle, Duke tennis player Julia Parker Goyer and Florida State track and field student-athlete Garrett Johnson. 

PITT PANTHERS TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Comcast Channels 188 or 210)
Entire Broadcast Schedule Link

Sunday, May 19
Football Spring Game (replay), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Villanova (Game Two), 1-4 p.m.
Baseball vs. Villanova (Game Three), 4-7 p.m.

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