Gateway Gators rout Hurricanes; fall to Eagles

June 7, 2021 | Chris Putz

Gateway softball pitcher Nicole Hannigan deals a pitch during a contest with Smith Vocational on June 3 in Huntington.
Reminder Publishing photo by Marc St. Onge

HUNTINGTON – Franklin Tech scored 14 runs over the final three innings of a high school softball game to defeat Gateway 15-4 Thurs., June 3.

Kaitlin Trudeau, Lilly Ross, Emily Eastman, and Lillian Day had three hits apiece for Franklin Tecstman homered. Eagles’ Lauren Ross had two hits, both of which resulted in triples.

Chloe Govoni went 4-for-4 for Gateway (5-3). Gators’ Steph Paiva finished with two hits.

Gateway pitcher Nicole Hannigan recorded nine Ks.

Although the week ended on a sour note, Gateway enjoyed a 19-0, five-inning victory earlier in the week against Amherst. In that game, Paiva went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs. Emma Bean-Barlow had two hits and Olivia Dame had a two-run triple. Hannigan tossed a one-hitter. She struck out 11 batters.

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