Jonathan Dayton Baseball: Dayton upends Roselle Catholic, 16-3, in home opener

Ryan Lashuk Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After a couple of rain postponements last week, the Dayton baseball team got back to the playing field on a beautiful Monday afternoon and let out some steam.

Senior Matthew Pavick had three hits with a triple and seniors Anthony Monguso and James Patania, along with juniors Adam Wuest and William Hodic, each had two hits with two RBI apiece to power Dayton to a convincing 16-3 victory over Roselle Catholic at Ruby Field in Springfield.

Dayton (2-0) posted eight runs in the first inning to take control.

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Senior Jonathan Holland had two hits with a double and an RBI and junior Jeffrey Carrier, in his first varsity at-bat, hit a solo home run to left field in the third inning for the Bulldogs.

Hodic and junior Anthony Santucci each had three runs scored apiece, senior Joe Kastner had an RBI-triple with two runs scored, and Carrier posted two runs for Dayton, which has outscored its opponents, 27-3, in its first two games of the season.

“Our performance Monday was great. From pregame to our game-time swings, everybody looked great. We came out with eight runs in the first inning and I think that had to do with our mentality coming into this game,” said Monguso. “Another big thing was our second string players provided a spark as well. Every guy on the team showed a lot of positives Monday and we can only continue getting better from here.”

Junior starter Ryan Lashuk allowed two hits over three innings with a walk and six strikeouts and Pavick came on in relief to earn the win, allowing a hit with no walks and three strikeouts for Dayton.

This week, the Bulldogs visit Oratory Prep in Summit on Tuesday with first pitch at 4 p.m., and then host two straight games at Ruby Field with Hillside on Thursday at 4 p.m., and Barringer on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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