The NKU baseball team fell to the Dayton Flyers 10-3 Wednesday afternoon in Dayton. The Norse fall to 8-15 on the season, while the Flyers improve to 9-13.
The Flyers were propelled by a six run first inning off Norse starting pitcher Pierce Knisley, who didn’t make it through the inning. The six run inning was followed by a two run second inning, thanks to a two run homerun by Brandon Smith to make the score 8-2.
The Norse scored three runs in the first three innings, but that was all they would get against the Flyer pitching staff. The Norse would fail to get a hit in the final four innings against four different Flyer pitchers.
Trey Ganns went 2-4 at the plate and scored two runs. Dominic Mercurio also went 2-4 while Mike Moffatt went 1-4 with a run scored.
Flyers shortstop Pat Meehan went 3-5 with two RBI and a run scored. Robbie Doring went 2-3 with two runs scored while Smith went 2-3 with three RBI.
The Norse will begin a three game series with Youngstown State on Friday at Bill Aker Baseball Complex.