Panthers to Play a Three-Game Series with the Yellow Jackets
Pitt will take on a trio of opponents in the UCF Knights Invitational Feb. 10-12
Head Coach Holly Aprile Set for Ninth Season at the Helm
Panthers led ACC in Slugging Percentage, Home Runs in 2016
Panthers Will Play First of Four Exhibition Series Sunday
Pitt Softball Fall Ball Pictures
AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2016)
Produced three hits, three RBIs and scored twice in the Florida State series...Went 2-for-4 against Kent State with one run scored and an RBI-double…Notched three hits in game one against Georgia Tech…Finished the St. Francis (Pa.) series with four hits in seven at-bats, with three runs scored…Was perfect at the plate against No. 20 Notre Dame, recording two hits in two at-bats including a double…Went 3-for-3 in the series opener against NC State, recording two runs scored and an RBI...Blasted three home runs in a game two win over St. Bonaventure, finishing the game with a career-high six RBIs and three runs scored…Hit 2-for-4 in the first game against the Bonnies, producing two doubles and three RBIs…Scored a run and produced two hits in the series opener against North Carolina...Scored twice after putting together two hits in the second game at Virginia Tech…Led the Panthers against St. Joseph’s, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored…Hit 3-for-4 in a non-conference match-up against Utah Valley…Produced two hits and two runs against Stetson…Scored three times against Georgetown after reaching base on a walk and two hits…Doubled twice in the Panthers’ second of four meetings with St. Bonaventure, scoring after both hits…Began the season 2-for-3 with a home run in game one against St. Bonaventure.
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2015)
Was a part of the first Pitt softball team to reach the ACC Championship Game and NCAA Regional Final...Earned NFCA Mid-Atlantic Second Team All-Region status…ACC All-Tournament Team selection…Second Team All-ACC honoree…Started all four games of the NCAA Regional Tournament and recorded a hit in each...Scored four runs in four games of the NCAA Regional Tournament...Batted 2-for-3 including two runs scored in game two against Saint Francis (Pa.)...Had two hits with one double and one run against Virginia Tech...Batted .500 in the Syracuse series, recording five hits, three RBI's and scored five runs...Tallied four hits, one home run, and three RBI in Notre Dame series, earning a .444 batting average on the weekend...Had one hit, three RBI and scored four runs at Ohio State...Notched fourth home run on the season in game three against NC State...Against Penn State, went 2-for-4 (one RBI) including a double and triple...Reached a season high six at-bats in game two of three against Virginia...Went 3-for-4 at the plate in the series finale...Tallied two doubles through the three game series...Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Cougar Classic...Batted .429 at the Cougar Classic, tallying two doubles and five RBI...Went 11-for-18 to hit .611 at the Gaucho Classic in Santa Barbara....Produced three runs and three RBI...Had her best game against Santa Barbara (game2) going 3-for-4 with a double...Hit a homerun in her first game as a Panther against Sam Houston State...Made five starts in five games in the first tournament of the 2015 season at the Hampton Inn and Suites Tournament...Went 11-for-17 good for a .647 batting average through those five games.
AS A JUNIOR (2014)
Missed the season due to injury.
2013 (AT OHIO STATE)
Played in 47 games while starting 39...Batted .303 with 37 hits, 13 runs, three home runs and 26 RBI...Had 138 putouts behind the plate while carrying a .956 fielding percentage.
2012 (AT OHIO STATE)
Played in 36 games while starting in 35...had a batting average of .216 while hitting 22 times in 102 at-bats...posted 11 RBI, while scoring a career-high two RBI vs. Belmont (March 17) and posted a two-out game-winning RBI single in bottom of seventh vs. Iowa (May 6)...slugged a .324 average...tied career-high four total bases vs. Northwestern (April 29)...scored three doubles, one triple, and two home runs...posted a nine-game hitting streak (April 28-May 12)...had 196 put-outs as a catcher, second-most on the team...fielded a .986 percentage...was selected as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and was a Third Team All-Big Ten selection.
Senior Athlete of the Year at Chaparral High...three-year softball MVP for Coach Aaron Slojkowski...all-Southwestern League as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior...all-valley and all-CLF...second team all-state...also a basketball letter winner...scholar-athlete team in basketball and softball...played catcher, third base and shortstop for The Next Level travel team.
Daughter of Wade and Cathy Pickett.
PITT STUDENT-ATHLETES SET TO PARTICIPATE IN COACH FOR COLLEGE PROGRAM
Manuel Garners NFCA All-Region Honors
Kaitlin Manuel: My Final Goodbye
Ortega Named to All-ACC Freshman Team
Zeremenko, Maldonado Earn First National Bank Weekly Honors
Panthers Fall to Yellow Jackets in Series Finale