Tony Vittorio receives an award for his 300th win at the University of Dayton from Vice President and Director of Athletics Tim Wabler
DAYTON, Ohio – The University of Dayton Flyers toppled the Wittenberg Tigers 22-4 on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Stadium improving to 14-15 this season.
Jonathan Castine had a grand slam in a five RBI day. Mitchell Nelson was 3-of-4 with one double while adding three RBI. Brian Blasik also had three RBI with one home run.
Eight Flyers had extra base hits. Joe Gayda, Nelson, Zach Blanchette, Zach Jacob and Josh Jeffery each doubled. Cole Tyrell had a triple, and Castine and Blasik homered.
Bryce Lahrman earned his second win of the season. He pitched 3.1 innings with one strikeout while relieving Eric Wagner. Lahrman didn’t allow an earned run against Wittenberg.
The game opened with a 54-minute first inning that combined for 11 runs between the two teams. Each starter pitched just two-thirds of an inning before being relieved. Wittenberg tacked on three runs early, but the Flyers battled back to take the lead on an eight-run first inning.
From there the Flyers notched runs in each inning until the game was called after seven innings. Blasik homered in the second inning to give UD a 9-3 lead after two.
Gayda stole home in the third inning, Blasik followed with a single through the left side to score Aaron Dunsmore.
Nelson doubled in the fourth inning bringing home Jimmy Roesinger and Jeffery. Tyrell hit a two-RBI triple to score Dunsmore and Nelson. Castine’s base hit brought Tyrell home to give Dayton a 16-3 lead.
The Tigers added one run in the fifth inning before Dunsmore had an RBI single, and Castine launched his grand slam to right field. The Flyers tallied one more run in the bottom of the sixth to close the game 22-4.
Dayton is back in action on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Stadium. Fans are encouraged to bring a used ball glove to contribute to the Good of Gloves, an initiative to collect used baseball gloves for Miami Valley Youth. Mike Ivcic will broadcast all three games live on 1660 Information Radio and DaytonFlyers.com.
Notes: The Flyers batted through the order three times against the Tigers. Tony Vittorio was honored before the game for his 300th win at the University of Dayton.