SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton Bulldogs were ready for their round one game in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 Sectional Tournament and beat Dunellen 10-0.
Coach Pamela de la Flave said, “We were perfect in the field and made some great plays - especially Sophia Ritter at third. Arianna DeMartino pitched an absolute gem for us. We hit the ball up and down our line-up. It was very exciting to watch them today. Hopefully, we keep this going in the games to come.”
After holding Dunellen scoreless in the first inning, Dayton scored four runs in the top of the first. Angelina Cacioppo got things started when she knocked in Holly Wilson from first with a triple. In the fourth inning Dayton added another three runs and then ended the game in the bottom of the fifth when Holly Wilson scored from third with the ball got past Dunellen’s catcher.
Ariana DeMartino only faced 17 batters and gave up just two hits. She struck out one batter. She threw 48 pitches and 35 were strikes.
At the plate, the Bulldogs got 12 hits in 25 at bats. They also got four walks. Angelina Cacioppo, Amanda Lau and Karly Fitzpatrick each knocked in two runs. Maggie Phillips, Holly Wilson and Victoria Delia each had one RBI.
Maggie Phillips had three hits, while Cacioppo and Lau each had two. Marinna Kwinta, Wilson, Delia, Fitzpatrick and DeMartino all had one hit.
Friday, Dayton travels to play Benedictine Academy. Monday, they play at three seeded Hoboken in the quarterfinals of the tournament.