Dayton has brought the heavy lumber today against Kane County. They have scored in each of the first four innings today. The heaviest blows have been three-run home runs by Winker (3) in the first and O'Shea (2) in the fourth. This has resulted in an eight-run outburst by the Dragons and an 8-1 lead. The beneficiary of all the robust hitting is Sal Romano, who has allowed just one run in three innings of work.
Dayton stretched its lead to 11-1 and then hangs on to win by the final score of 11-8.
Romano went 5 full giving up four runs. Joey Housey, just up, went two giving up a run while striking out three. Alejandro Chacin gave up three runs in his stint and Sean Lucas came on for the one-out save.
Zach Vincej knocked out three hits to raise his average to .275. He has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 outings, hitting at close to a .400 clip over that span. Petersen, Winker, Mejias-Brean and Ramirez with a pair of hits each. Winker and O'Shea went deep.