SOUTH BEND, IN (MILB.com) - The South Bend Silver Hawks swept the Dayton Dragons in a twi-night double-header at Four Winds Field on Tuesday night thanks to a pair of strong outings from Hawks starting pitchers. Aaron Blair earned the complete game victory in Game 1 as the Hawks won 5-2 while Brad Allen went 5 solid innings for the win in a 8-4 Hawks win in Game 2. The two wins extended the Hawks winning streak to seven games and slowed down a hot Dayton club that had won 9 of its last 10 games coming into the day.
South Bend (11-7) took the nightcap of the double-header against Dayton (11-6) behind another solid starting performance by Brad Allen (3-0). The Hawks also got a big offensive contribution from right fielder Zach Esquerra who went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI, a walk, and a stolen base.