The Dragons (38-25) are three games behind West Michigan with seven games to play in the first half of the season. Dayton entered play Monday tied for second with South Bend. The top two teams in the first half earn playoff berths.
Dayton was led by James Vasquez (two hits, four RBI) and starting pitcher Ty Boyles (six innings, two runs). Brantley Bell added two hits and Taylor Trammell scored a pair of runs.