Softball: Dayton Wins 5-1 as Cataldo One Hits Union

Nicole Cataldo pitching Credits: Chip Dickson
Kaya Mahy rounding the bases for her second home run Credits: Chip Dickson
Holly Wilson running the bases for her home run Credits: Chip Dickson
Shortstop Amanda Lau catching a line drive and taking away a hit Credits: Chip Dickson
Maggie Phillips the other home run hitter Credits: Chip Dickson
Arianna Griffith after her single Credits: Chip Dickson
Meeting on the mound Credits: Chip Dickson
Cataldo throwing the runner out Credits: Chip Dickson
Haeley Santos at second base Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Freshman Nicole Cataldo had her best outing in her young pitching career at Dayton as she threw a one-hitter against the Union Farmers and her teammates supported her by getting knocking in five runs.

Dayton jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on freshman Kaya Mahy’s first home run on the game.  Union tied the game 1-1 in the top of the second inning.

In the fourth inning, Dayton added three runs on consecutive home runs by Mahy and senior Holly Wilson.  Senior Arianna Griffith singled, moved to second on a walk and was able to cross home plate on an error. 

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The Bulldogs added one more run in the fifth inning on junior Maggie Phillips home run for the final score of 5-1.

Cataldo faced 26 batters, struck out six batters and walked only one.  Over 70 percent of the pitches she threw were strikes.  Coach Pamela de la Llave said, "She did a great job on the mound."

The Bulldogs hits were made up of the four home runs and three singles.  Hitting the singles were Holly Wilson, Griffith and freshman Kolby Dagner.

For the game, the Bulldogs scored five runs on seven hits and made three errors.  The Farmers scored one run on one hit, and they made one error.

Dayton is now 2-2 on the season and they play a 4:00 p.m. home game Friday against Woodbridge.  On Saturday, they play a 2:00 p.m. home game against Cranford High School. 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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