Dolphins Leap Out to Early Lead to Clinch First Victory
On Saturday morning, the Doran Dolphins girl's softball team earned their first victory of the season, 14-4, over the Henry Lord Bulldogs at an overcast and cloudy Kuss Middle School. Doran pitcher Skyla Matthews picked up the win for the Dolphins allowing six hits, while racking up six strikeouts to improve her team to 1-1 overall.
Doran opened the game hot at the plate. Leadoff batter Sasha Hidalgo hit a double to left-center to begin the game. She was immediately brought home after a single by Janessa Fontes. The Dolphins managed to score five runs in the first inning, capped-off by a Jasmynne Pena two-run infield single.
However, the Bulldogs would respond in the bottom half of the first, with two runs of their own to leave the game at 5-2 at the end of the first inning.
Dolphins catcher Katelyn Menezes blasted a home run to open the second inning as Doran extended their lead to 10-2 after an RBI single from Vanessa Pacheco.
The Bulldogs were able to scratch across another run on a fielder's choice in the bottom half of the second inning to make it 10-3. They even managed to load the bases but Matthews was able to work her way out of the jam with two key strike-outs to end the threat.
Matthews further helped Doran's cause with a two-run home run in the top of the 4th inning to seal the victory. Doran and Henry Lord will play each other again on May 26th at 10:00am.
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