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IN THE NEWS: Kiseloski dominates No. 3 IHA as No. 4 MSDA wins North NP A, 6-0

Kiseloski dominates No. 3 IHA as No. 4 Mt. St. Dominic wins North NP A, 6-0

By Gerry Davidove | For NJ Advance Media
on May 31, 2019 10:29 PM, updated June 01, 2019 11:53 AM

Right from warm-ups, catcher Dianna Yturbe knew that her freshman battery mate, Sophia Kiseloski, was in the zone.

Kiseloski, a right hander, turned in a dominant effort in the circle throwing a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts and went 2-for-2 with three RBI to lead Mount St. Dominic, No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 20, a 6-0 victory over No. 3 Immaculate Heart in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Non-Public A final at Montclair State University.

Mount St. Dominic (28-4) will face No. 2 Donovan Catholic, a 3-2 victor over No. 1 St. John Vianney in 10 innings in the South, Non-Public Final on Saturday at Kean University in Union at 7:30.

Kiseloski had a perfect game going until Mia Recenello led off the seventh for top-seeded Immaculate Heart (24-2) with a clean single to left. She responded by striking out the next three batters to end the game.

“She was throwing really hard today,” Yturbe, a freshman said. “Warming up, I could see her movement was really good and throughout the game I saw it as well. She was hitting the spots and speed wise, was very good.”

Immaculate Heart hurler Ryleigh White pitched well too, striking out six of the first 10 batters that she faced, including the final three outs of the second with runners on second and third.

In the fourth, second-seeded Mount St. Dominic reached White for two runs. Allison Winters led off and was hit by a pitch on an 0-2 count and Kristyn Smith drew a walk. Kiseloski, who was hit by a pitch in her first at bat, lined the second pitch that she saw to the wall in left center for a two-run double.

“From the moment we got those two runs, I knew the game was ours,” Kiseloski said.” We kept producing runs, we kept doing our thing. I just knew that I had to get those two girls in and get us on top. It was a middle in pitch, probably a screwball, and I hit it solidly.”

After Winters and Smith opened the sixth with back-to-back singles, Kiseloski ripped an RBI single to left to drive in the first of three runs that gave her team a 5-0 lead. Mount St. Dominic added a run in the seventh on Winters’ RBI double.

Although Kiseloski was cognizant of her perfect game, none of her teammates mentioned it to her.

“All they said to me was ‘good job,’” she said. “That’s it. After I gave up the hit, I just let it go and I knew that I had to have a fresh mindset. I had to let it go and get after the next kid.

My curve, my screw and my drop were really working today-my movement was really good and my speed was up.”

“You have to tip your hat to her,” Mount St. Dominic co-head coach Rob Stern said of his freshman hurler. “She’s had a tremendous year and then goes out and pitches a one-hitter against the No. 3 team in the state and get two hits and knocked runs in.”

“This is unbelievable,” Mount St. Dominic co-head coach Lorenzo Sozio said. “The at bats they had, and the patience. They stayed the course and they played as a team. We don’t really have a star but we have 14 good kids that all play together and believe they can play.”

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