Jonathan Dayton Baseball: Bulldogs Roll over Hillside, 21-1, in Five Innings Thursday

Meeting on the mound Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Dayton baseball team is clicking on all cylinders right now.

Joe Kastner went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored and Matthew Pavick went 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored to power Dayton to a 21-1 five-inning victory over Hillside at Ruby Field in Springfield.

Vinny Pulice and William Hodic combined for a five-inning no-hitter as Pulice pitched three innings and struck out eight batters to notch the win, and Hodic allowed an earned run, two walks, and struck out four over the game’s two innings for the Bulldogs, which has outscored its opponents, 54-7, thus far this season.

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Ryan Lashuk and Anthony Monguso each had a two-run single with two runs scored apiece, Brian Schramm added two singles with three RBI and two runs scored, and James Patania and Jack Quinn each posted an RBI-single with a run scored for Dayton, which exploded for 17 runs in the first inning.

Jonathan Holland had two hits with three runs scored, Adam Wuest had a three-run single with two runs scored, and Jeffrey Carrier added a single with a run scored for Dayton (4-0), which is off to its best start since an eight-game win streak to start the 2014 season.

“Vinny (Pulice) and Will (Hodic) both did a great job on the mound today. They threw a lot of strikes with multiple pitches,” said Dayton head coach Michael Abbate. “I was glad all the players were able to contribute today, especially our senior group. I think our team has a good mindset right now to reach our goal of improving each day and getting better.”

The Bulldogs continue its five-game homestand on Saturday with an 11 a.m. matchup versus Barringer, host Roselle on Tuesday at 4 p.m., and Linden on Wednesday, also at 4 p.m.

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