Hoboken, NJ – In a game Coach Pamela de la Llave called “…amazing”, the Jonathan Dayton Bulldogs brought out the hitting fireworks and beat Hoboken 19-4. The Bulldogs advance to the semifinals of the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 Tournament to face Brearley at home today.
The Bulldogs had 17 hits in 37 at bats along with seven walks. As a team, they batted .459 and their on base percentage was .545. Every member of the line-up got on base at least twice.
Senior Arianna DeMartino pitched another strong game. She faced 26 batters and allowed four runs on seven hits. She threw 72 pitches and 51 were strikes.
Junior shortstop Amanda Lau was four of five and had five RBIs. Two of her hits were home runs. She also scored four runs. Junior Holly Wilson was two of five at the plate. She hit a double and a triple, knocked in four runs, and scored three runs. Junior left fielder Angelina Cacioppo scored four runs while going three of five at the plate. She had three RBIs.
Senior catcher Karly Fitzpatrick was two of four and knocked in three runs. Senior Marinna Kwinta was two of four with one RBI. DeMartino was one of four at the plate with two RBis and two runs scored to help her cause. Sophomore Sophia Ritter was two of four with one RBI. Sophomore first baseman Maggie Phillips was one of four; walked and scored a run. Freshman Victoria Delia was zero of two, but walked three times and scored three runs.
Dayton is now 13-9 for the season and 4-1 in their last five games, in which they scored 55 runs.
Dayton faces seven seeded Brearley in the semifinal game of the NJSIAA North 2, Section 1 Tournament at Dayton today, Wednesday. Brearley won the last meeting 7-5. The winner will play in the finals on Tuesday, May 30 against the winner of the one seed Ridgefield and five seed Roselle Park game.