Tyler Koors pitched a complete game to earn the win at UD Saturday.
May 7, 2011
DAYTON, Ohio -- Xavier scored in all but four innings to defeat Atlantic 10 rival Dayton 6-2 Saturday at Time Warner Cable Stadium. With the win, the Musketeers improved to 24-21 on the season and 9-8 in the conference. The Musketeers also tied the three-game series at 1-1 with the victory.
Xavier starter Tyler Koors pitched a complete game in the win and improved to 4-4 on the season. The right hander gave up seven hits and just two earned runs in the victory. Cameron Hobson was pegged with the loss for the Flyers in 6.1 innings of action.
Senior center fielder John McCambridge led the way offensively for the Musketeers as he went 4-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs. Sophomore Seth Willoughby and Patrick Paligraf blasted their fourth homeruns of the season in the win.
After falling behind 2-0 after the first inning, the Musketeers got on the board in the top of the third. McCambridge led off the inning with a triple to left field and came home on a RBI double by senior Ben Thomas that cut the Flyer lead to 2-1.
Third baseman Paligraf tied the game at 2-2 when he reached on a fielder's choice and crosses the plate on a single by left fielder Mark Elwell.
Xavier took the lead (3-2) in the top of the sixth on an RBI double by McCambridge that plated freshman second baseman Selby Chidemo. McCambridge then stole third but was stranded to end the inning.
Willoughby's homer came in the top of the seventh when he drove a 2-2 pitch to deep left field to give XU a 4-2 lead.
In the top of the eighth Xavier scored twice to extend the lead to 6-0. Chidemo led off the inning with a single up the middle and stole second. Paligraf brought Chidemo home with a homerun to left field, his fourth long-ball of the season.
Xavier and Dayton will meet in the rubber game of the three-game set Sunday at 12 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Stadium.