The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team opened the 2014 season with a pair of wins last week, routing Franklin County and Blountstown


The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team opened the 2014 season with a pair of wins last week, routing Franklin County and Blountstown.



Junior Stephanie Brinkmeier fired six shutout innings as the visiting Lady Tiger Sharks beat Franklin County 10-0.



Brinkmeier faced just 20 batters, fanning 10 and walking none while allowing two hits.



Haley Wood, Shannon Pridgeon, Brittany King, Hal Leigh Keels and Ashley Babcock had two hits each and Kelsey Miles, Christian Laine and Addison Rice each added a hit.



Babcock had a triple and three RBIs and Pridgeon drove in two.



The Port St. Joe junior varsity lost 14-9.



Two days later, the Lady Tiger Sharks traveled to Blountstown where they pounded out a 13-1 victory in five innings.



Brinkmeier pitched two innings and Savannah Miles tossed the final three.



Brinkmeier faced eight, striking out three, walking one and allowing one hit.



Miles allowed an unearned run while walking two and allowing one hit and striking out two.



Babcock and King had three hits each. Callie Fleshren and Pridgeon with two hits each and Rice, Brinkmeier, Laine and Keels had a hit each.



Babcock and Fleshren drove in three, Pridgeon and Brinkmeier had one each.



Junior Varsity won 14 to 5.



Port St. Joe will play in the Florida Challenge at Frank Brown Park in Bay County, taking on Fort Walton Beach and Milton. Port St. Joe play Yulee and Montverde this weekend.



The Lady Tiger Sharks visit Liberty County next Tuesday, Bozeman on Thursday and play Marianna Friday in the first home game of the season.