After maintaining a lead through five innings, the Cardinals came back to win 9-4.
Pitt will recognize its six seniors, Kaila Balatgek, Jordan Fannin, Savannah King, Alexa Larkin, Carly Thea and Carissa Throckmorton, before game one of the series.
The Panthers shut out the red flash, 7-0, in game one and 9-4 in the second.
The Panthers took down the Orange 8-6 and 22-7 respectively, leading to multiple broken records.
Pitt returns to ACC action against the Irish this weekend
Was a part of the first-ever Pitt softball team to reach the ACC Championship Game and NCAA Regional Final...Pitched four innings in game two against Louisville...Put in 4 innings of work against Saint Francis (Pa.) and struckout three batters...Pitched all 5 innings in game two against Syracuse and notched seven strikeouts...Appeared in two innings in Notre Dame series...Pitched three innings in game two at Ohio State and notched two strikeouts and allowed three hits...Pitched in 3.0 innings at Florida State and allowed three hits and one run, and walked zero batters...Pitched 4.2 innings against Virginia and threw six strikeouts...Scored one run against Saint Mary's CA as a pinch runner...Pitched 1.1 innings against Sam Houston State at the Hampton Inn and Suites Tournament.
2014: Game-by-Game Statistics
Appeared in 32 games in the circle...Earned seven wins and a save on the season...Tallied 86 punch-outs in 108.1 innings overall...Kept the Illinois bats in check on 2/14, allowing only five hits in six innings of two-run work...Rang up eight hitters in four innings of solid relief versus North Carolina...Picked up a dominant win by allowing one earned run with seven strikeouts in a complete game effort against Virginia...Earned her fifth win the very next day with no walks and five strikeouts in 2.2 innings of two-hit, shutout relief...Allowed no runs on two hits en route to earning the win in her 4/6 start against Boston College...Gave up only three earned runs combined as she started all three games of the 2-1 series victory over Georgia Tech...Committed no errors on the campaign.
2013: Game-by-Game Statistics
Finished the season with a 9-12 record and a 4.22 ERA...Tallied a then career-high 10 strikeouts in a 1-0 shutout victory against Stephen F. Austin...Went six innings against WMU and struck out six batters in the win...Pitched a complete game victory against James Madison striking out three and allowing just two earned runs...Went 2-0 in two starts against St. John's, including a career-high 13 strikeouts in the first game...Pitched a two hit shutout against DePaul as the Panthers won 2-0...Pitched a solid 7.0 innings with nine strikeouts against Providence, allowing just three hits and two runs...Went 7.2 innings with 11 strikeouts in the no decision at Rutgers, allowing just four hits and three runs...Team Captain
2012: Game-by-Game Statistics
Made 26 appearances on the mound, including 26 starts...pitched 124.2 innings on the year...registered three shutouts and 12 complete games...tallied 89 strikeouts while rendering 35 walks...held a .277 opponents' batting average and a 3.14 ERA...longest outing was an eight-inning victory against Providence (April 5) that included seven strikeouts...struck out a career-high eight batters on three different occasions...allowed only one base runner in five innings against Illinois State (March 2)...recorded a one-hit, mercy-rule victory over Georgetown (April 11) in five innings of work.
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Latrobe High School...garnered NFCA Player of the week accolades on June, 2011...honored on the 2011 spring All-CIF first team...named an all-state second team, Pittsburgh Post Gazette All-Area first team, and All-Section and All-Area by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as a junior...led the Wildcats with a .061 ERA...voted team MVP in 2010 and 2011...received MSA Sports Network all-star team honors...also lettered in basketball for two years...maintained a 3.94 GPA...a five-year Distinguished Honor Roll student...belongs to the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and National Art Honor Society...honored as the Latrobe Rotary Student of the Month in 2010...named the 2011 Latrobe High School Most Outstanding Female Athlete, WPIAL Female Scholar-Athlete Nominee, Joseph Kubicki Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Latrobe Softball Player...member of the Distinguished honor roll for six years...a member of student council for five years.
Daughter of Michael and Jody Larkin...has three sisters: Danielle, Breann and Marisa...enrolled in the College of Business Administration.
Incoming Freshmen Earn High School Softball All-America and All-Region Status
Softball Coaching Staff Tabbed Best in Mid-Atlantic Region by NFCA
Four Panthers Selected to All-ACC Academic Softball Team
Pitt Garners 11 Votes in Final USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll
Recapping the Historic 2015 Pitt Softball Season
Pitt Student-Athletes and Teams Win ACC Top Six for Service Award