After losing their opening game of the season 10-3 on Saturday morning to Emmanuel, Florida Tech softball was back on the field in the afternoon to take on Carson-Newman in the Bobcat Classic in Milledgeville Georgia. Unfortunately, their struggles continued with a 10-0 loss.
After a seven-hit output against the Lions, Florida Tech followed that up with five hits against the Eagles. Two of those hits came in the first inning from Chloe French and Ella Chang Gibson, a junior from San Francisco. That was her first hit as a Panther.
The Panthers (0-2) ended up leaving the bases loaded in that first inning, but Eagles pitcher NicKolette Ferguson got out of the inning unscathed.
The Eagles (2-0) got off to a quick start, putting three runs on the board against Florida Tech starter Kelsie Rivers. Rivers would get through the second inning, but Carson-Newman got a run in the third, thanks to a Florida Tech error.
Rivers (0-1) was done after three innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on three hits. She struck out one and walked two, throwing 49 pitches.
Allison Platon struggled in relief, giving up four runs and four hits, without recording an out. Alex Hendrian who pitched against Emmanuel was called on to stop the bleeding. She would allow two runs of her own and Florida Tech was down 10-0 after four.
The Eagles were able to keep the Panthers off the board and win by the run-rule after five innings.
For more info: Carson-Newman @ Florida Tech Box Score
The Panthers won’t have to wait long for their chance to avenge this loss. They will meet the Eagles again Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.