Panthers Beat Choctaws in Regional Opener

The fourth-ranked Florida Tech Panthers played host to No. 25 Mississippi College on Thursday, in the opening game of the NCAA Division II South Region 2 Tournament and came away with a 5-2 victory at Nancy Bottge Field in Melbourne, Florida. This team surprises me every day,” said Panthers coach Val Silvestrini after the win. […]

Florida Tech Softball Set to Host South Region II Tournament

For the first time in school history, Florida Tech Panthers will host the South Region II tournament at Nancy Bottge Field. The top-seeded Panthers (39-10) led by Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year Val Silvestrini, will play seventh-ranked Mississippi College (38-14) in game one of the tournament on Thursday, May 9 at 1:00 p.m. […]

Rule’s RBI Triple Gives Panthers Sweep

Melinda Rule had an RBI triple in the top of the seventh on Friday, sending the fifth-ranked Florida Tech Panthers past the Florida Southern Moccasins 3-2 and completing the Panthers three-game sweep of the Moccasins. The victory is the sixth in a row for Florida Tech. With the win, the Panthers improved their overall record […]

Host Panthers Lose Tournament Opener

The Florida Tech Softball Classic Tournament started Friday morning with the Panthers hosting #22 St. Mary’s. Melanie Murphy pitched her fifth consecutive complete game, but five errors behind her helped the Rattlers hang on for a 3-1 win. Murphy (2-3) allowed six hits and struck out six in her 120 pitch performance. She did not […]

Rubio Leads Panthers to Victory Over Sailfish

After going 2-for-4 with two RBIs in Saturday’s 4-3 loss to Angelo State, Vanessa Rubio had two of the three RBI’s in the Panthers 3-2 win over 18th-ranked Palm Beach Atlantic in the nightcap at Melbourne High School.  The win over the Sailfish is a non-conference win and will not count in the Sunshine State […]

Panthers Sweep Cougars in Double-Dip

The Florida Tech Panthers (21-14) continued their winning ways Tuesday, sweeping the Columbus State Cougars in a doubleheader at Nancy Bottge Field. The Panthers have now won 14 of their last 17 games, after starting the season 7-11. Fresh off her one-hit shutout on Saturday, Panthers hurler Melanie Murphy pitched game one Tuesday and held […]

FIT Ends Tournament With Win Over Flagler

The host Panthers finished the 2018 Florida Tech Softball Classic with a 4-3 win over the Flagler Saints on Sunday night. With darkness becoming a factor, the Panthers manufactured a run in the top of the seventh when Ally Carver‘s sac fly brought home Xiarysse Emerenciana to give the Panthers the lead for good. The […]

Panthers Topple Flagler to Earn Split

After losing to St. Mary’s to start the day, the Florida Tech softball team bounced back to beat Flagler 5-2, capping off the second day of the 2018 Florida Tech Softball Classic. Melanie Murphy finished what she started for the sixth consecutive game, evening her record at 3-3 on the season. The Panthers offense staked […]

Murphy Pitches Panthers to Victory

The Florida Tech softball team won their final game of the McCorkle challenge tournament on Sunday, beating the Texas A&M International Dustdevils, 2-1. It was the second consecutive win for the Panthers who beat TAMI last night in a thrilling 6-5 game. Panthers junior Melanie Murphy evened her record at 2-2, throwing her fourth complete-game […]

Panthers Earn Split on Opening Day

The Florida Tech Panthers opened their season Saturday in Columbus Georgia, participating in the Southern Softball Showdown. In Game one, the Panthers beat Valdosta State 4-1,  before dropping a 7-1 decision to Columbus state in game two. Against Valdosta State, the Panthers scored four first-inning runs and junior transfer pitcher Melanie Murphy made it stand […]