Box Score (PDF)
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – For the second consecutive day, the Dayton pitching staff kept the St. Bonaventure offense off the board Saturday afternoon on a beautiful day at Fred Handler Park.
Ben Hughes earned the win on the hill for the Flyers (16-12-1, 6-2 A-10) with seven commanding innings, striking out eight and walking none.
The Flyers broke through with a run in the fourth without the aid of a hit, thanks to three walks and a hit batter. A sacrifice fly put the game's first run on the board before Bona starter Tyler Germanowski picked up a strike out to leave the bases loaded.
The 1-0 tally remained until the seventh when a single to right from Eddie Pursinger with two down in the seventh that plated two to give the Flyers breathing room.
The best chance for the Bonnies (6-15, 3-5) came in the sixth when Branden Myers led off with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch and to third on a throwing error from the Dayton pitcher. After Sam Fuller was hit by a pitch with one a way, back-to-back strikeouts from Hughes ended the threat.
Germanowski struck out four in four innings, allowing two hits and one run.
Jake Foden had two of Bona's three hits on the day.
The Bonnies and Flyers finish up the series Sunday at noon.
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