Dartmouth softball advances past Silver Lake in first round of state tournament
The Dartmouth High girls softball team held on through a mostly scoreless first round of the Div. 2 South tournament, picking up a 4-1 win against Silver Lake Regional High on June 9.
After five scoreless innings, the Indians player Hailey Camire got Sophia Sousa across home plate to put the first run of the game on the board, bringing the score to 1-0. In the top of the seventh inning, Sousa scored two more runs with the bases loaded, giving the Indians a 3-0 lead. Next up Hannah Arruda, batted a runner to home, leading the Indians into the bottom of the seventh 4-0.
The Lakers were only able to get one run on the board toward the end of the game.
Head Coach Beth Arguin said the biggest thing the team struggled with was moving runners ahead.
“We had runners in forward positions early in the game and we couldn’t convert those runners and get the plays done,” Arguin said. “We ended up stranding a couple runners on base.”
The team still held up defensively despite the lack of runs.
Standouts of the game included Sousa, the team pitcher, who went 3-3 at the plate and pitched a great game, Arguin said.
She also mentioned Rachel Pereira, who filled in for the first time since freshman year behind the plate. Kayleigh Alfonso was also noted for her ability to hold Silver Lake runners from advancing to home. Hailey Camire helped score the first run of the game.
The Indians move on to the quarter finals against Taunton on Monday.