PBA Drops a Pair to Florida Tech

Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations

Shelby Wood (Pictured) Popped Her First Collegiate Homerun on Friday as the 'Fish Fell 7-3 in Game One Against Florida Tech. Photo Courtesy of: Andy Meng.Shelby Wood (Pictured) Popped Her First Collegiate Homerun on Friday as the 'Fish Fell 7-3 in Game One Against Florida Tech. Photo Courtesy of: Andy Meng.

Box Score

MELBOURNE, Fla.- The Sailfish softball team battled Florida Tech on Friday afternoon and were defeated 7-3 in the opener while trailing 5-4 in game two before the game was called due to darkness.

The losses drops the ‘Fish to 5-8 on the season while the red hot Panthers are now 11-2. Game two was called due to darkness as the teams went to the top of the seventh inning and the Panthers leading by one run.

The Sailfish will now turn their attention to their long awaited home opener on Saturday as they will welcome in the University of Tampa for a 12 pm double-header at Simpson Field.

Game One

The Sailfish have seen the early innings bite them throughout their recent skid as the Panthers continued that trend by plating five runs against starter Amber Johnson in the first inning after PBA took a 1-0 lead in the top of the inning.

After reliever Jana Wagner settled things down over the next few innings the Panthers would once again strike for a pair in the fourth to extend their advantage to 7-1.

Although the ‘Fish would get two runs back in the top of the fifth on a 2-run homer by sophomore Shelby Wood that would be all they could muster down the stretch as they outhit FIT 10-7 but would also leave 10 runners on base.

The top three batters in the order for PBA all went 2-for-4 in the game as Kayla Knight, Devin Williams and Lindsey Johnson each connected for two hits each.

Sophomore Corrie Boggess finished out the game in the circle for the Sailfish with a pair of scoreless innings while adding in a strikeout.

Game Two

Official statistics for game two will not be available until the completion of the game but the ‘Fish offense once again kept their team in the game.

PBA plated two in the first inning on a RBI double from Johnson and a sacrifice fly from Wood. The Panthers would fire back with a run in the bottom of the inning and three more in the third frame.

Freshman Loren Kilgore tallied her first career homerun in the sixth to get the Sailfish closer as they headed into the final frame.

Kilgore stands at 2-for-3 in the game as the only Sailfish to register a multi-hit game.

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