By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne’s baseball team lost 3-8 against Dayton. The Mastodons allowed Dayton to take a big lead in the first inning and they were never able to recover. PFW was able to get hits, but they again were not able to turn base runners into runs.
The game started off with PFW scoring a single run in the 1st inning. In the opposite side of the inning Dayton started hot by scoring four runs.
Both teams went scoreless in the 2nd and 3rd inning.
PFW cut into Daytons lead as they scored another run, this made the score 2-4. Dayton quickly changed this as they added three runs taking the score to 2-7.
Bats went quiet again for both sides in the 5th and 6th innings.
PFW added their final run of the game in the 7th making the score 3-7.
Dayton then scored the final run of the game in the 8th setting the final score to 3-8 for PFW.
Designated hitter, Caileb Johnson, was PFW’s best batter as he went 3/5 at the plate with one of the hits being a home run. He also scored a run himself and sent home one RBI.
PFW’s Hayden Enas took the loss on the day as he allowed six hits and four earned runs in 2.0 innings pitched.
With the loss PFW fell to 8-26 on the season.
The Mastodons next time out will be against Milwaukee on Friday. This will be the start of a three game weekend series.