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Volleyball falls to Missouri Southern

The Pitt State volleyball team stayed home last week to take on the Missouri Southern State University Lions on Thursday, Mar. 18. The Gorillas lost 0-3.   The Lions took the first two sets (25-16, 25-16). The Gorillas battled back in the third set, leading at one point, before the Lions pulled away with the victory (25-18).   …

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Women’s track and field team competes in ESU Spring Invitational

The women’s track and field team competed in Emporia State’s Spring Invitational in Emporia on Friday, Mar. 19.     “I think the women did really well..,” said Head Coach Russ Jewett. “We didn’t take a whole bunch of folks, just throwers.”   Madison Reese, sophomore in biology and chemistry, competed at ESU.   “I think …

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PSU Softball defeats Emporia State

The Pitt State softball team swept a doubleheader from the Emporia State University (ESU) Hornets on Tuesday, March 16 (5-0, 6-3).   “It was our best day yet,” said Head Coach Ashley Balazs. “It was a complete 14 innings. We pitched really well, we hit well, we played defense. Only a couple mistakes within the 14 …

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Women’s track and field team places tenth at nationals

The Pittsburg State women’s track and field team tied for tenth place with 19 points at the NCAA DII Indoor Championships from Thursday, Mar. 11 through Saturday, Mar. 13.   Grand Valley State University won the championship with a total of 93 three points and Minnesota State placed second with 40 points.   London Futch, junior …

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Athlete of the week: Trey Mooney

This week’s athlete of the week is Trey Mooney.   Mooney is a junior in physical education. Additionally, Mooney is a member of The Pittsburg State University track and field program.   “I first started to compete in track and field at the middle school level and then just loved it ever since,” …

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Baseball wins one of three games against WU

The baseball team played a home series against Washburn. The Gorillas lost the first game (14-15) on Sunday, Mar. 14. On Monday, Mar. 15, the team played a doubleheader, losing the first game (10-13) but they managed to come back and take the third and final game of the series (9-8).   “Well, …

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Men’s track and field team places fifth at nationals

The Pitt State men’s track and field team travelled to Birmingham, Ala. to compete in the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships from Thursday, Mar. 11 through Saturday, Mar. 13.   The Gorillas earned fifth place at the national competition with a total of 30 points.   Ashland took the men’s championship with 70 points, followed by Grand Valley State …

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Athlete of the Week: Kaity Kukowski

Kaity Kukowski, master’s student in special education, is a member of the softball team.   Kukowski has started 179 out of 180 career games, batting .308 with 117 runs scored, 34 doubles, 26 home runs and 98 RBIs.   This is Kukowski’s fifth year in the Pitt State softball program.    “…I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” Kukowski said. …

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Baseball wins one of three weekend games

The Gorillas hosted Northeastern State for a weekend series. Pitt State took game one (5-2) on Friday, Mar. 5 but dropped games two and three (8-16, 0-3) on Saturday, Mar. 6.   “We played pretty good on Friday and didn’t show up on Saturday,” Head Coach Bob Fornelli said. “…(We) didn’t play very good baseball on Saturday and …

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Softball team makes home debut

The softball team played their first home games of the season last weekend.   The Gorillas played Minnesota Duluth and Rockhurst on Saturday, Mar. 6, but lost both games (3-8, 4-7). They played Minnesota Duluth and Rockhurst again on Sunday, Mar. 6. The Gorillas lost to Duluth again (2-9) but ended the weekend with a win over Rockhurst …

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