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Dayton baseball soars past Akron while unique record is set
Photo: Mike Cianciolo; Logo: University of Dayton Athletics (daytonflyers.com)

Dayton baseball soars past Akron while unique record is set

DAYTON, Ohio (BVM) — The Dayton Flyers baseball team took on Akron this week and would improve to 9-15 on the season with an 18-7 blowout of the Zips. The Flyers started the game off with a bang, scoring nine runs in the first inning.

After another run in the second, they would tack on five more runs in the third to take a commanding 15-2 lead early. Pitcher Nick Wissman got the win for Dayton who had solid hitting contributions from many including junior Benjamin Blackwell, who went three for six with two home runs — both within the first inning.

Perhaps one of the most interesting notes from this contest, however, is the record which was set by senior Mitchell Garrity. In the game, Garrity was hit by three pitches. The first time he was hit set a program record, passing Cole Tyrell by being hit 49 times in his career.

It may not be a record that is often discussed or looked at, but any way to get on base is a contribution in baseball, and Garrity has done just that over his career with the Flyers.

The outfielder from Indianapolis has batted around .270 in his career at Dayton as well, with over 100 hits and 50 RBIs. Garrity has also been impressive in the outfield, with a .988 career fielding percentage.

The Flyers will now head to Cincinnati for a four-game series this weekend with the Xavier Musketeers.

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