FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Two big innings for Dayton were the difference in Fort Wayne baseball's 18-5 loss to the Flyers on Wednesday (April 25) afternoon at Mastodon Field.
It was a 4-3 game entering the sixth when the Flyers scored seven runs before adding six more runs in the seventh inning.
Dalton O'Boyle started on the mound and threw two shutout innings for Fort Wayne. He earned a no-decision. Brian Skelton took the loss for the 'Dons. Skelton is now 0-1. Dayton's starter Tyler Henry gave up three runs to the 'Dons. He gave way to R.J. Wagner in the third. Wagner threw four perfect innings to get the win and move his mark to 1-4.
The 'Dons were the first on the scoreboard thanks to a first inning RBI single by Jacob Dickson. He knocked in Mike Snyder after Snyder singled and stole second.
Dayton scored four in the third but Fort Wayne answered with a two-out, 2-RBI double by Shannon Baker in the bottom of the frame. It stayed a 4-3 game until Dayton's big sixth inning.
Snyder, the reigning Summit League Player of the Week, finished with three hits and a pair of runs scored. Dickson had a pair of hits.
Dayton improves to 12-25. Fort Wayne falls to 9-25. The 'Dons host South Dakota State on Friday (April 27).