2014: Dalton led the Bobcats in batting average (.318) and hits (55)...Started all 58 games, mostly at short stop...had a .347 slugging percentage and a .433 on-base percentage...Scored 22 runs and recorded four RBIs...Walked 32 times and had 11 stolen bases...Hit .410 in conference play with 25 hits in 61 at bats...hit three doubles and had a .459 slugging percentage...Went 3-for-4 against Western Michigan on May 2...Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against Northern Illinois on May 3.
2013: Started all 57 games during her freshman season, being one of just two Bobcats to do so ... One of just two Ohio student-athletes to play in all 57 games ... Had the fifth-best batting average on the team, going 33-130 (.254) from the plate ... Recorded four extra-base hits on the year (all doubles) ... Drove in seven runs and slugged at a rate of .285 ... Was walked 13 times and got on base at a clip of .319 ... Stole ten bases on 13 attempts to rank third on the team ... Fielded at a rate of .902 as the team's starting shortstop, recording 97 putouts and 68 assists ... Recorded seven multi-hit games on the year ... Went a perfect 6-6 in a vital two-game series at Akron.
Prior to Ohio: Started all four seasons at Salem High School ... Played infield her freshman year and catcher as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Hit .450 throughout her career ... Often was the leadoff batter on her team ... Four-time First Team All-Region IV honoree ... Roanoke Times 2011-12 Softball Player of the Year ... 2012 Group AA Player of the Year in Virginia ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Participated in the DECA Leadership Conference ... Member of the Spanish Club.
Coach Hermanek's Take: "Amanda Dalton possesses a ton of speed and athleticism. Defensively she can contribute in all fields, but the Bobcats will look for her to take the reign in the middle of the infield. Offensively, she will complement our lineup with her speed and put pressure on the opponent's defense."