Dayton Softball: Bulldogs Lose Heartbreaker to West Orange, 9-8

Amanda Lau rounding second during her home run Credits: Chip Dickson
Maggie Phillips catching the ball in left field Credits: Chip Dickson
Victoria Delia in centerfield Credits: Chip Dickson
Catcher Rachel Rodrick Credits: Chip Dickson
Abby Wilson beating the throw to first Credits: Chip Dickson
Kaya Mahy about to throw runner out at first Credits: Chip Dickson
Jesse Thompson making the out at second Credits: Chip Dickson
Nicole Cataldo Credits: Chip Dickson
Meeting on the mound Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Thursday, it was cold, rainy and windy and they still played softball.  The Bulldogs gave the 7-4 Mountaineers all they could handle but came up short losing the game 9-8.  

The lead changed often and the game was tied 8-8 at the end of six innings.  West Orange got the winning run in the seventh inning.

For the game, Dayton was 11 for 34 at the plate and West Orange was 13 for 32.  For Dayton, one of the hits was a home run compared to three for West Orange. The Bulldogs walked three times and the Mountaineers did not get a pass.

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Four Dayton players got two hits.  They were Victoria Delia, Maggie Phillips, Rachel Rodrick and Abby Wilson.  The other three hits came from Kolby Dagner, Holly Wilson and Amanda Lau who knocked in three runs with her home run.

Dayton was helped by five West Orange errors.

Nicole Cataldo pitched for Dayton.

Dayton is now 3-6 on the season and travels to Bloomfield Friday April 20 for a 4:00 p.m. game. is Springfield’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPSpringfield.

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