The Dragons collected just four hits in the game. Ashton Creal’s double in the third was the Dragons only extra base hit.
Dragons starting pitcher Joe Boyle (3-4) struggled with his control early, throwing 34 pitches to get through the first inning while allowing one run on three walks and a bases loaded hit batsman. Boyle left the game with one out in the third, having thrown 59 pitches. In 2 1/3 innings, Boyle allowed one run without surrendering a hit. He walked four and struck out six to take the loss.
The Dragons do not play on Monday. They open a six-game series at division-leading West Michigan on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m.
Dayton at West Michigan, 6:35 p.m., 980