Hartman earns first-career honor
EASTON, Massachusetts (April 15, 2019) – Sophomore Genna Hartman, of the Stonehill College softball team earned her first-career recognition from the Northeast-10 Conference as she was named Player of the Week on Monday.
Hartman assisted the Skyhawks to a 5-2 week, including five-straight wins last week, which is the longest streak this season and longest since 2016 when Stonehill won six-straight in April. Stonehill's victories included four-straight wins over Saint Michael's College and a 2-1 win over Bentley University. The sweep against the Purple Knights was the first series sweep this season and first since the 2016 season when Stonehill took three from Franklin Pierce University and Saint Michael's College.
The sophomore went 11-for-24 this week with seven runs scored and 11 RBI to lead the team. She tallied one double for her third double of her career and one homerun for her first-career long ball. At the plate she averaged .458 to lead the team and recorded six-straight games with a hit.
Hartman combined for 11 RBI in a seven-game week (PHOTO BY: Jan Volk/SportsPix)
In a 9-0 six-inning victory against the Purple Knights, Hartman launched her first homerun of the season with two runners on base to run-rule Saint Michael's College. On Sunday, the East Granby, Connecticut native found a gap in left center for a three-run double to tie the game at six, 6-6 and continue Stonehill's fight for a late comeback against the Purple Knights after being down five, 6-1 through the sixth inning.
In the Conference she is 39th in RBI (13) and 49th in batting average (.281). The 2017 graduate of East Granby High School was a four-time NCCC All-Conference team selection, a three-time Class S All-State Team selection, Rookie of the Year, and was named Connecticut High School Coaches' Association Scholar-Athlete MVP.
Stonehill hosts Merrimack College for the final doubleheader of a six-game home stand on Wednesday, April 17 on Fr. Gartland Field. On Friday, April 26 Stonehill will host Franklin Pierce University for a doubleheader for their Strikeout Cancer Game. If you would like to donate click here.
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