Tech Shuts Down Northwood in Home Opener

MELBOURNE, Fla.-The Florida Tech Panthers (5-3) swept the Northwood Seahawks (0-8) this afternoon at the Varsity Field. In game one, the Panthers won 4-1
while game two was cut short after Tech outscored the Seahawks 10-2 and shut Northwood down in the bottom of the 6th inning to grab the double header

Senior designated player Megan Hube (Bel Air, Maryland) went 6-for-7 for the day with one run and five RBI’s including a  three run homer in the
bottom of the fourth.

In the opener, Tech jumped to an early lead 1-0 after Hube singles up the middle to bring home junior Katie Naumoff (Poland, Ohio) to put the panthers on
the board.

Again in the fourth, Florida Tech finished off their scoring for the day when freshman Rebecca Cavazos (Dallas, Texas) came off the bench to smack a two
run single to the short stop and managed to nab second on the throw. Cavazos brought home seniors’ Karen D’Alberto (Cape Coral, Florida) and Kelly Darden
(Orlando, Florida). Darden made her debut for the 2006 season at first after coming back from a medical red shirt earlier in the year.

Northwood managed to break up the shut out for starting pitcher junior Judith Husband (Wewahitchka, Florida) who finished with a 3-0 record. Junior Carly
Gragtmans (New Market, Ontario) effectively nailed a sacrifice fly to senior leftfielder Jennifer Salls (Madison, Florida) to bring home teammate junior
Ashley Hori (Richmond, British Columbia).

Husband allowed six hits on one run while striking out four. Amber West (Apopka, Florida) notched the save while striking out four for the game.

Despite a late surge by the Seahawks, Tech’s reliever sophomore West finished the game by taking down Northwood’s junior Stephanie Adams (Rusagonis, New
Brunswick) looking.

In the night cap, Tech really came alive with West pitching a complete game picking up a second win on the year. West allowed four hits on two earned runs
giving up consecutive homers to Adams in the second and fourth, but fanning eleven for the contest.

Hube led the way going a perfect 4-for-4 with four RBI’s and one run. Also hitting perfect for the game was junior Danielle Emhoff (Canton, Connecticut)
finishing 3-for-3 with two runs and one RBI.

Junior Laura Chisena (Ocoee, Florida) added three hits, two runs and 2 RBI in the leadoff spot. Sophomore Dana Bucelli (Melbourne, Florida) added two hits
and one run, both hard knocks to right center for her first and second double on the season.

The Panthers who were supposed to face Northwood again on Wednesday have learned the games were cancelled at the Cocoa Expo. Tech will be back in action
starting SSC play on Friday, March 3rd traveling to St. Petersburg for a three game series with Eckerd College.

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