PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's baseball team beat Roselle Catholic 13-3 in a home game on Monday.

Senior Waldy Arias recorded his 100th career hit in the first inning as a Cardinal.  Officials stopped the game as his teammates surrounded him to congratulate him.  Joe Curdens, one of two umpires at the game, said he has not seen a player do this in thirty years in Plainfield.

As for Arias, he said, “This means everything to me! It’s what I have been thinking about since I came to Plainfield High School.”

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Waldy Arias has been playing baseball since he can remember.  He was six years old when he arrived to the United States from the Dominican Republic.  His friends and classmates have seen him grow from his t-ball days.

"We come here to scream, we get so excited and I think the players get excited," said Carlit Febles, a Plainfield High School senior and member of the ROTC.  "Every time they play home, we are here to cheer them on.  What Waldy did today was incredible. The other team didn't want him to hit anymore so they walked him twice."

A mom in the stands said, "We have seen Waldy play all his life. He and my son Samuel Brown (#11) played t-ball."

His coach Sean Radu said, “This kid is great! I have seen nothing like him before.  He does anything we ask him to do.  He is a true role model, a true captain on and off the field.”

Athletic Director John Quinn noted that Arias has also recorded over 100 stolen bases and runs scored.

In November 2017, Arias signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Campbell University of North Carolina to play NCAA Division I baseball with the Fighting Camels.
 

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