Heritage 12, Palm Bay 12
Panthers tie in pre-season game against Palm Bay
The Panthers came out swinging in their first pre-season game. VonPlinsky, Charriez, and K. Rouse all had singles to put the Panthers up by 4 in the top of the first. The Panthers added 4 more in the top of the second, giving them an 8-2 lead. Kristin Rouse came out strong on the mound and held the Pirates to 1 run in the first, and 2 in the second, with 4 strike outs. Struggles in the field in the 3rd inning allowed the Pirates to close the gap as they put up 5 unearned runs. In the top of the 5th, as the 2 hour time limit was drawing near, Colon, VonPlinsky, Charriez, and K. Rouse stepped up at the plate again giving the Panthers a 12-10 lead. The fourth inning brought Dietz to the mound, where she had a good beginning in 1st game of her varsity career, with 2 strike outs and only giving up 3 runs over 2 inning, 1 of which was unearned. Impressive plays by K. Rouse and Colon in the outfield kept the game to a 12-12 tie as the time limit expired in the bottom of the 5th.