MIAMI SHORES & FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.-(softball) — Florida Tech (5-9) has another tough day at the 2007 Barry/NSU Tournament falling 4-1 to host Barry
Bucs, ranked #16 in pre-season poll, and 12-4 in five innings against south regional foe Valdosta State.
Senior Kristen Fettes (Deltona, Fla.) despite a heartbreaking day behind the plate went near perfect for the day going five for six with both an .833
batting average and an .833 slugging percentage for the day. She also chipped in 3 RBI for the day.
Junior newcomers Danielle Stanley (Garyson, Ga.) and Ali Wiegand (Tallahassee, Fla.) were the only other Panthers to garner multiple hits for the day.
Stanley went 3-for-6 with one run and .500 percentage. Wiegand chipped in two hits and a run launching the sole double for Tech.
Ashley Lugo (Cape Coral, Fla.), Jenn Wise (Auburndale, Fla.), Laura Chisena (Ocoee, Fla.) and Katie Naumoff (Poland, Ohio) were the only other crimson and
gray members to hit for the day.
Junior Amber West (Apopka, Fla.) and senior Judith Husband (Wewahitchka, Fla.) each suffered defeat with Husband picking up her first loss of the season.
West went 6.2 innings giving up six runs on eight hits; walking two and fanning four. Husband only went 3.1 innings giving up five hits on three earned
runs striking out one batter for the day.
Freshmen Heather Boyts (Sarasota, Fla.) and Leah Tymeson (Lincoln University, Pa.) each saw relief duty. Tymeson making her first appearance going 1.2
innings striking out three allowing two runs on four hits replacing an injured West and disheveled Boyts in the night cap. Boyts only faced two batters
giving up two hits and four runs.
Barry 4, Florida Tech 1 (02/17/2007 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
Barry…………… 001 030 0 – 4 7 2 (7-2)
Florida Tech…….. 000 001 0 – 1 7 0 (5-8)
Pitchers: Barry – Liz Bennett; Amber Jack(6). Florida Tech – Amber West; Judith Husband(7).
Win-Liz Bennett(3-1) Loss-Amber West(3-6) T-1:47 A-43
HR BUS – Maile Keeney (1).
Valdosta State 12, Florida Tech 4 (2/17/07 at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
Florida Tech…….. 110 20 – 4 8 2 (5-9)
Valdosta State…… 00(10) 11 – 12 12 0 (10-2)
Pitchers: Florida Tech – Judith Husband; Heather Boyts(3); Amber West(3); Leah Tymeson(4).
Valdosta State – Brianna Collis; Ashley Mayhue(2); Ashley Hill(4).
Win-Ashley Mayhue Loss-Judith Husband T-1:44 A-76
HR VSU – Amy Gaiss.
B. Collis faced 1 batter in the 2nd.
Boyts faced 4 batters in the 3rd.