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.
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.