MELBOURNE, Fla. (softball) Junior Jen Wise (Auburndale, Fla.) crushes the lone homer of the game over the centerfield “monster” at the Nancy Bottge Field
pulling ahead of fellow junior Ashley Lugo (Cape Coral, Fla.) with the home run lead now at six for the season. The Florida Tech Panthers (32-17, 8-2)
shut-down the Tritons of Eckerd College (13-24, 1-10) 5-0 in Sunshine State Conference softball action today.
Junior pitcher Amber West (12-8), hailing from Apopka, Fla., hurled 7.0 innings en route to a two hit shut-out this afternoon in game one of the three game
SSC series. This is West’s six shut-out after fanning three Triton batters.
Currently leading Tech in batting with a season .407, junior Danielle Stanley (Grayson, Ga.) led the team today as well going 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
Senior captain Kristen Fettes also went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and one run.
Tech began the scoring in the bottom of the third inning when Stanley led off the inning with a triple shot to left field to get the ball rolling. Senior
short stop Laura Chisena (Ocoee, Fla.) plated Stanley on a single up the middle for the eventual game winner. Chisena was then brought home by Fettes who
launched a double to left center.
Despite another shot through the left side after two outs, Katie Naumoff (Poland, Ohio) remained stranded on first to end the game winning inning.
Wise came back in the bottom of the fourth to smack the lone run over the centerfield fence to start and end the inning with a 4-0 lead against the
Stanley would score the final run of the game in the sixth after hitting her third shot of the game. Sarah Oram (Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.) started off the
inning with only three collegiate appearances under her belt due to an ankle injury, proceeded to notch her first hit smacking a double down the left line.
Oram would not score after a ground out to third base would place Chisena on base after a fielder choice. Fettes proceeded to bring Stanley home off her
third and final shot of the game.
Triton’s Danielle Sedoris and Amy McGathey would prove to be the only two offensive hits by Eckerd. Mackenzie Dawson (8-12) would suffer the loss allowing
11 hits on five runs. She fanned two and walked two batters for her 6.0 innings of work.
Florida Tech will return tomorrow to host Eckerd in a double header beginning at 2:00 p.m. on the Bottge Field.
Florida Tech 5, Eckerd College 0 (03/26/07 at Melbourne, Fla.)
Eckerd College…… 000 000 0 – 0 2 0 (13-24, 1-10)
Florida Tech…….. 003 101 X – 5 11 0 (32-17, 8-2)
Pitchers: Eckerd College – Mackenzie Dawson. Florida Tech – Amber West.
Win-Amber West(12-8) Loss-Mackenzie Dawson(8-12) T-1:20 A-82
HR FTS – Jen Wise (6).