YORK COLLEGE: Martin wins CAC weekly award in softball


For the second time this season, a York College softball pitcher earned a weekly award.


Spartan hurler Courtney Martin earned Capital Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending on April 10. The sophomore went 3-0 last week, tossing two shutouts and only allowing one run in her three starts.

She began the week by guiding York to a 12-1 win over Franklin & Marshall, needing just four innings to earn the victory. After that, she capped off her week with back-to-back shutouts, first against Hood and then another one against Wesley. In the two shutouts, she allowed a combined nine hits and struck out 10.

On the year, Martin is 7-3 with a 2.59 ERA in 70 1/3 innings of work.


Softball team drops a pair: Stuck in a pattern of splitting its last four doubleheaders, the York College softball team dropped both games at Salisbury on Monday, falling to 21-13 overall and 4-6 in CAC play.

After losing the first game, 2-0, the Spartans were mercy-ruled in the second game, 8-0, after five innings.

The Sea Gulls (25-4 overall, 7-1 CAC) jumped all over starter Jenny Coyle, tagging her for six runs in the opening two innings. They tacked on two more runs over the final two innings to implement the mercy rule after York went quietly in the top of the fifth. The Spartans were held to three hits in the game.

In the first game, all Salisbury needed was two runs in the bottom of the fourth to defeat York ace Melissa Jurkiewicz. The Spartans had an uncharacteristically quiet day at the plate. York was no-hit in the contest by Sea Gulls starter Anna Brittingham, who allowed four walks, while striking out 15 Spartan hitters to improve to 11-2. Jurkiewicz fell to 11-8.

Baseball team continues long slide: The York College baseball team saw its losing streak extended to nine games, this time losing to Shenandoah, 15-14, at home on Monday.

The Spartans (7-23-1) led 14-12 heading into the top of the ninth, but allowed three runs to lose the game. York jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings before allowing the nationally-ranked Hornets (24-6) to score 15 times over the final six frames.

There were five total lead changes in the game, with Shenandoah going ahead for good by scoring the game's final four runs over the last two innings after trailing 14-11. The Spartans held leads in the game of 6-0, 7-3, 9-8 and 14-11.

Steve Miller and Michael Moore both drove in three runs for York, with Moore's RBIs coming on a three-run homer in the bottom of the second.