Emerenciana Twins Keep Softball Dreams Alive

Twins Xiarysse and Shanysse Emerenciana played college softball on the same field. They played two years at Palm Beach State College, before spending the last two seasons playing softball at Florida Tech. Their college career culminated in an unforgettable season, that included a 2019 Sunshine State Conference championship, the first in school history, and a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Panthers Sweep Tiffin in Doubleheader

The Florida Tech softball team stretched their winning streak to five games Thursday, beating Tiffin 3-1 and 1-0 in an afternoon doubleheader at Nancy Bottge Field. Xiarysse Emerenciana had a hand in all three runs in game one, scoring the first one and hitting an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning. She had two […]

Panthers Roll to Doubleheader Win Over Stonehill

Florida Tech softball had as good a day as you could hope for on Tuesday, winning both ends of a doubleheader by identical 8-0 scores over visiting Stonehill at Nancy Bottge Field. Both games ended in the sixth inning, due to the eight-run rule. These were the first two games of the season for Stonehill, […]

Perry Helps Panthers Split Twinbill

The Florida Tech Panthers finished up their series with Tampa on Saturday, playing a doubleheader at Nancy Bottge Field. The Spartans won game one 5-3, but Florida Tech bounced back with a 4-0 win in game two behind a great pitching performance from Alaina Perry, who was making her first start. In game one, Tampa […]

Lions Finish Weekend Sweep of Panthers

The Saint Leo Lions showed why they were the preseason favorite to win the Sunshine State Conference over the weekend. Following a 1-0 win on Friday, they swept the Panthers in Saturday’s doubleheader, 7-4 and 3-1. Errors have been a big problem for the Panthers in the early going this season and Saturday was no […]

Saint Leo Walks-Off Against Florida Tech

Florida Tech deserved a better fate against 10th-ranked Saint Leo on Friday, but the Lions prevailed with a sac fly in the bottom of the seventh off the bat of Bethany Kursch, allowing Ashley Morris to score from third and give the home team a 1-0 victory. Makayla Palmer had two of the Panthers three […]

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 Can’t Solve St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s scored in three consecutive innings Saturday and beat the Florida Tech Panthers 4-1, in the opening game on day two of the 2018 Florida Tech Softball Classic. The Panthers (5-6) lost to the Rattlers on Friday, 3-1 but came back and won game two over Lynn 2-1, with McKenzie Krutsinger pitching a great […]