DAYTON - Shelby Smith was 3-for-3 at the plate, including a solo home run, and Kayla Turner went the distance in the circle as Dayton defeated Wa-Hi's junior varsity squad, 5-3, here Thursday.
"Shelby had a fantastic day at the plate," Dayton assistant coach Desirae Robbins said. "The girls really stepped up and got hits when we needed hits. There were a couple of mental lapses, but that will come with time."
Turner had three strikeouts and two walks while giving up six Blue Devil hits.
Dayton, now 3-0 on the season, travels to Pomeroy for a non-league game at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Dayton 5, Wa-Hi JV 3
Wa-Hi JV 000 010 2 - 3 6 2
Dayton 004 100 x - 5 9 2
Aichele and Riggs, Smyth (5). Turner and Umeda.
HR - Day: Smith.
Hits - Wa-Hi JV: Schultz, Aichele, Clark, Smyth, Norby, Alvarez. Day: Harting, Umeda, Lambert 2, Turner, Tate, Smith 3.