BEAVERCREEK - The runs have come in bunches all season for the Aviators, but on Saturday they were hard to come by.
The host Beavers edged Butler 2-1, as both teams were limited to just four hits each.
While the offense fell dormant, the Aviators did get quality pitching from the hill.
Freshman Jordan Taylor got the start and was impressive through his three innings of work. Taylor held the Beavers hitless, and put Beavercreek down in order on just four pitches in the bottom of the third.
Sophomore Evan Ables (1 K), junior Cason Bennett and senior Dylan Hartman combined in relief, each pitching an inning and allowed just one earned run.
Kaden Echeman led the way for Butler at the plate, going 2-for-3 .
The Aviators will look to bounce back with a Monday/Tuesday series against MVL for Sidney (8-1, 5-1). The Yellow Jackets currently sit atop the MVL Valley Division standings, while Butler, Tippecanoe and Troy are tangled atop the Miami Division.