Softball: Dayton Shutout by Brearley and Capizzano

Abby Wilson making the play in right field Credits: Chip Dickson
Kaya Mahy making the throw from third Credits: Chip Dickson
Arianna Griffith back at first base Credits: Chip Dickson
Amanda Lau sliding safely into second base Credits: Chip Dickson
Pitcher Nicole Cataldo throwing the runner out at first covered by second baseman Jesse Thompson Credits: Chip Dickson
Center fielder Maggie Phillips Credits: Chip Dickson
Michelle Capizzano Credits: Chip Dickson
Infield out Credits: Chip Dickson
Good play in the outfield Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Brearley’s senior Michelle Capizzano shutout the Bulldogs for the second consecutive time including last year’s season finale.  It was her fourth consecutive shutout and that includes three games last year.  Unlike last year, the Bears were much more productive at the plate beating Dayton 10-0 in six innings.

Dayton was able to get only one hit by senior Arianna Griffith.  The Bulldogs made three errors that accounted for six of the ten runs.

Capizzano struck out 14, walked one, hit one batter and gave up one hit.  In last year’s NJSIAA North 2 Group 1 semifinal game against Dayton she pitched a seven-inning shutout in a close 1-0 game.  She struck out 13, allowed four hits and walked one batter. 

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The Bears’ ten run came on nine hits, two walks and they made no errors. 

Freshman Jenna Margaritondo went three for three at the plate including a triple.  Capizzano went two for three at the plate, which also included a triple.  Junior Nikki Smith went two for four.

Sophomore Bree Manresa was one for four and it was a home run.  Amanda Griffin went one for three.

Senior Karyn Shimazu, Capizzano and Smith each scored two runs.  The other four runs were scored by junior Caitlin Ryan, Griffin, Margaritondo and Manresa.

The Bulldogs are 1-1 on the season and have a 4:00 p.m. home game against Roselle Park Monday.

Brearley is 1-0 on the season and plays a 4:00 p.m. game at Scotch Plains-Fanwood Monday. 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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