Softball's Jackie Martinez Named GNAC Pitcher of the Week

Jackie MartinezAfter back-to-back shutouts, Pine Manor's Jackie Martinez has been named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Monday night.

The owner of a 24 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings streak, Martinez was instrumental in the Gators climb to the top of the GNAC standings last week, authoring a pair of shutouts against Albertus Magnus and Simmons. After shutting out the Falcons in a five-inning affair Wednesday, Martinez (Albuquerque, NM/Manzano) retired 20 consecutive batters in an eight-inning, two-hit shutout of the Sharks Friday night, striking out a career-high 13 and walking none.

An All-GNAC selection as a freshman in 2008, Martinez has eight of the Gators 15 wins.

Pine Manor takes on Emerson in a battle for sole possession of first place Tuesday afternoon at 3 at Rotch Field.