Dayton, Ohio (WDTN) - Beloit starting pitcher Andres Avila fired five scoreless innings as the Snappers defeated the Dayton Dragons 4-2 on Wednesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Fifth Third Field. The Dragons dropped to 13-13 in the second half with the loss while Beloit improved to 17-8.
Beloit scored single runs in the first two innings to take an early 2-0 lead and Avila and two relievers kept the Dragons bats quiet until the ninth. The Snappers got a solo home run from John Wooten in the eighth and another from Chris Bostick in the ninth to extend their lead to 4-0.
In the bottom of the ninth, Dayton's Sammy Diaz led off the inning with a single to center field and Jesse Winker followed with a two-run home run to right to cut the deficit to 4-2, but the next three Dragons batters were retired to end the game.
Dayton starting pitcher Sal Romano (6-8) worked four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits with five walks and five strikeouts. Alejandro Chacin followed Romano to the mound and retired eight of the nine batters he faced, allowing just a single over three scoreless innings. Wandy Peralta and Kyle McMyne each allowed one run in one inning of work.
The Dragons collected seven hits. Winker was 2 for 3 with a double and home run. The homer was his team-leading 12th of the season. Joe Hudson also had two hits for Dayton.
Homicide detectives are at the scene of a shooting at Love's gas station on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
Sidney Police are looking for a pair of men who robbed a Speedway gas station early Sunday morning.
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Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Wagner Ford Road Sunday afternoon.