Three first-inning runs helped the Lima Locos (1-0) to a 5-3 win over the Dayton Docs (0-1) at Simmons Field on Tuesday.
Jose Cruz did his best to jumpstart the offense for the Lima Locos, reaching base three times. He singled in the third inning and doubled in the fifth inning.
The Lima Locos got the win thanks in large part to Tyler Murphy's dominant, six-strikeout performance. Murphy allowed no earned runs on three hits and no walks over six innings.
The Dayton Docs were led by Taylor Huebner's hitting. Huebner went 2-4, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the fourth inning and tripled in the eighth inning.
Sully Stadler couldn't get it done on the rubber for the Dayton Docs, taking a loss. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings, walked six, struck out one, and allowed three runs.