UWF Rally Ends Panthers Magical Run

West Florida has come from behind all through the postseason and they did it again Friday, scoring seven runs in the final two innings and beating the Florida Tech Panthers 7-1 in the NCAA South Super Regional. The loss puts a cap on a Panthers season that is the best in program history. They finished […]

Panthers Advance to Regional Title Game

The fourth-ranked Florida Tech Panthers pulled off another big win on Friday, beating the 16th-ranked Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 6-4 in game three of the NCAA Division II South Region 2 Tournament. “This game was a battle,” said Panthers head coach Val Silvestrini. “That’s one of the best offenses we’ve faced all year. I’m really proud of […]

Walk-Off Win Highlights Panthers Doubleheader Sweep

Florida Tech softball (38-10, 22-7 SSC) did their part on Thursday, sweeping a doubleheader from Eckerd at Nancy Bottge Field in Melbourne. Game one did not see a run on the board until the sixth inning, and the Panthers walked off in game two, thanks to an error. When all was said and done, the […]

Panthers Punish Mocs’ in Doubleheader

Division II’s fifth-ranked Florida Tech Panthers took both ends of a doubleheader in Lakeland Thursday, beating Florida Southern 8-0 and 7-1. Game two was called in the top of the seventh, due to rin. It was delayed once in the third inning and twice in the seventh before it was made official in the top […]

Pitching Rules The Day in Panthers Split With PBA

The Florida Tech Panthers earned a split on Saturday against Palm Beach Atlantic, as each team came away with a 3-2 victory in a Sunshine State Conference softball doubleheader at Nancy Bottge Field. The first game was a pitcher’s duel between Jordan Lawlis for the Panthers and Abbey Busby for PBA, who was right back […]

Panthers Bury Bucs in Doubleheader

The 12th-ranked Florida Tech Panthers completed a weekend sweep of former Florida Tech assistant coach Sean Cotter’s Barry Buccaneers on Saturday at Nancy Bottge Field, taking down the Bucs 6-5 in game one, and needing just five innings to earn a 13-2 win in game two. It was the second run-rule win of the series […]

Rubio Leads Panthers to Victory

Florida Tech softball picked up their third straight win Friday night, beating Embry-Riddle 4-2 in the opening game of a three-game series in Daytona. Vanessa Rubio finished the day 2-for-2, knocking in two runs with RBI doubles in the third and fifth innings. Of the Panthers seven hits on Friday, four were doubles. Melanie Murphy […]

Panthers Sweep Wilmington in Doubleheader

Tina Velazquez pitched nine innings in game one and homered in game two, helping the Florida Tech Panthers to a sweep of the visiting Wilmington Wildcats on Tuesday, 4-3 (nine innings) and 8-0 (five innings) at Nancy Bottge Field. Melanie Murphy got the five-inning complete-game in game two, allowing two hits and striking out five. […]

Panthers Split Double-Dip With Lions

After having their 14-game winning streak snapped on Friday, the Florida Tech Panthers had to settle for a doubleheader split against Saint Leo on Saturday. The Panthers won game one 2-1, before dropping a 1-0 heartbreaker in game two. The day started with a 2-1 win for the Panthers, as Tina Velazquez did double duty, […]

Szrom Bomb Secures Panthers Win

Victoria Szrom hit a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning Friday, helping the Florida Tech Panthers to a 7-2 win over the Lee Flames Friday at the NFCA Division II Leadoff Classic in Clearwater.  Xiarysse Emerenciana had two of the Panthers five hits in this game.  In the circle, Melanie Murphy […]