Dayton enjoyed a rare offensive feast on Friday, defeating George Mason in Atlantic 10 Conference play.
Fairfax, Va. – It didn’t make the local headlines Saturday, but it was headline news for the University of Dayton Flyers.
The Flyers, behind senior Charlie Dant’s five innings of 4-hit baseball, pounded out 14 hits to win their ninth game of the season, 9-2, over George Mason.
The win improves the Flyers’ mark to 9-20 on the season, while the loss drops George Mason to 9-21.
But the big news about the Flyers was the consistency of their attack throughout the lineup.
Dayton scored in five of the nine innings, led by the four-hit effort by catcher Cameron Silva…and three hits from second baseman Nick Ryan. The two combined for seven of the Flyers 14 hits, four RBIs, and scored four times.
Others with good days at the plate:
First baseman Mark Giesler went two for five. And Connor Echols, Robbie Doring, Matt Poland, Matt Coughlin, and Nick Weybright combined for a hit apiece to round out the Flyers’ attack.
Dant’s five inning netted him his second win of the season against three losses. And strong bullpen work from Sam Brunner (2 innings), Tyler Henry, and Ben Polansky combined for four innings of three-hit, one-run baseball.
Final Linescore: Dayton had 9 runs on 14 hits and 1 error. George Mason had 2 runs on 7 hits and 3 errors.
Weather permitting, the two teams continue their weekend series today at 2 pm.