Liberty Christian tops Dayton in SE2B baseball action

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DAYTON - The host Bulldogs dropped both ends of a Southeast 2B District 9 baseball doubleheader to Liberty Christian, 13-1 and 14-2, here Saturday.

Dayton finished league play at 2-10 and will take a 4-14 overall record to Asotin for a loser-out playoff game at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Dayton trailed 5-1 after five innings of the opener before a quartet of both walks and hit batsmen led to eight Patriot runs in the sixth, according to coach Sal Benavides.

LC led 7-0 after two-and-a-half innings of the nightcap and coasted to another easy win.

Both games - the first after six innings and the second after five frames - were called due to the mercy rule.

Lowden Smith had two hits in the first game and Riley Stevens collected an equal number in game two for Dayton.

First Game

LC 003 028 - 13 11 1

Dayton 100 000 - 1 5 1

Lindquist and Steele; Bickelhaupt, Fullerton (6) and Fullerton, Schlachter (6).

HR - none.

Hits - LC: Dufault, Lindquist 2, Daniels 2, Mitchell 3, J. Peterson 3; Dayton: Turner, Frame, Schlachter, Smith 2.

Second Game

LC 421 34 - 14 13 0

Dayton 002 00 - 2 5 2

Dufault, B. Peterson (4) and B. Peterson, Steele (4); Smith, Frame (4), Schlachter (5) and Schlachter, Fullerton (5).

HR - none.

Hits - LC: Dufault, Siefkin, Steele 2, J. Peterson 2, Lindquist 3, B. Peterson 4; Dayton: Bickelhaupt, Smith, Lambert, Stevens 2.

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