Martin leads Gettysburg past Hanover
Gettysburg's Shanna Martin was strong in the circle and with her bat as the sophomore led the Warriors to an 11-1 victory against Hanover in softball action Monday afternoon at Gettysburg.
Martin went all five innings and allowed one unearned run on a pair of hits with nine strikeouts and two walks. She also went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI and scored three times.
"Shanna split time pitching for the JV team last year. So I didn't know what to expect from her at the varsity level this year," Gettysburg head coach Max Laing said. "I knew that she would be calm and steady, but I didn't know what the results would be. She showed up at all of the offseason stuff and she's done a nice job for us so far."
The Warriors broke open a 3-1 game in the bottom of the third with a five-spot that was aided by two Hawkette errors in the frame. Martin supplied a two-run double and Dalyce Kump singled home a run.
Ahead 8-1 in the fifth, Alexis Kennedy bounced a single into shallow center field that scored Martin, then Maddie Henley's single to left field plated Kump and Kailey Mixell to bring on the mercy rule.
"We hit the ball well, fielded it well and Shanna pitched well today," Laing said. "We were putting the ball in play hard most of the time. They made a couple nice plays to catch a few of them, but we found holes, too."
Hanover (0-6) scored its run in the top of the first when Emily Hamm's ground out plated Lexi Daley.
But the lead was short-lived as Gettysburg (4-2) tallied a pair of runs in its half of the frame with Taylor Mummert's double that one-hopped off the fence in left-center field being the big hit of the rally.
While Martin's bat was the loudest for the hosts, Kump and Kennedy each supplied a pair of knocks, too.