Florida Tech Softball Falls To No. 23 Rollins 2-1
By Florida Tech // April 11, 2015
Late Home Run Dooms Florida Tech
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech softball (30-14, 9-7 SSC) took an early lead on No. 23 Rollins (33-8, 13-6 SSC) but couldn’t hold off the powerful Tars offense, falling 2-1 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park Friday night.
FIT snagged the lead in the third as Brigit Godfrey squared up a Niki Fogle pitch, tattooing the ball off of a diving Jule Kranz’s glove for a single.
After an Elaine Brown groundout advanced the runner to second, Nicole Miller delivered a clutch two out single to plate Godfrey.
The Tars knotted things up in the fifth when Hali Marshall drilled a double down the left field line with two outs to score Tiffany Osmanski from second.
Rollins grabbed the lead in the sixth as Kranz led off the inning by peppering a Rachel Pence pitch over the wall in left field.
With the lead in hand, Fogle slammed the door shut in the seventh, working around a one out single from Brown to register the 2-1 win for the Tars.
Pence garnered the loss despite a quality outing.
The sophomore allowed a pair of earned runs on five hits while striking out four.
The Panthers and Tars will return to MLK Park Saturday for a doubleheader, slated for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET.
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