SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The pitching is strong, the hits keep coming, but the runs are lacking for Dayton’s softball team.

Sophomore Jesse Thompson provided another solid performance Wednesday, scattering four hits over six innings with one earned run, two walks and six strikeouts to pace Dayton in a 2-1 loss at Scotch Plains-Fanwood Wednesday.

Currently, Thompson has an impressive ratio of 34 strikeouts to five walks in 43 2/3 innings pitched for Dayton (1-7), which has lost six straight and dropped to 0-3 away from home.

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Junior Casey Janker had an RBI single, scoring sophomore Kolby Dagner, in the top of the sixth inning to pull the Bulldogs within one run, but could not muster the tying run in the seventh.

Senior Maggie Phillips, junior Victoria Delia, sophomore Kaya Mahy, junior Faith Scott, Dagner, Megan Vesey and junior Haeley Santos each posted a single for the Bulldogs in the loss.

Earlier this month, Dayton posted a 9-8 home victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood on April 2.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood (2-8) scored a run in the third and fifth innings to secure the win, the second in its last three games.

After the extended holiday weekend, the Bulldogs continue their five-game road trip at Johnson on Tuesday, April 23 (4:00 p.m.) and visit Bayonne for an 11:00 a.m. tilt on Thursday, April 25.