It didn’t take long for the visiting Dayton Diamondbacks to get control of their Dayton Amateur Baseball League against the Miami County Cubs.

After scoring three runs in the opening inning, the Diamondbacks added another two runs in the second to gain control of the game, and defeated the Cubs 6-3 at Market Street Field on a hot Sunday afternoon.

The Diamondbacks started quick against Cubs starter Scott Jones. Devin Bowles led off the game by reaching on an error, and Steve Bertles reached on a single to immediately put the pressure on the Cubs. One out later, Mike McCutcheon scored the games’ first run by singling in Bowles to give the DBacks a 1-0 lead. A wild pitch allowed Bertles to score, and Jason Berger doubled in a third run in the inning, and when the dust had settles the Diamondbacks, based out of New Carlisle, led 3-0.

A threat from the Cubs in their first at-bat was stopped after Jones singled and Kris Brown walked putting two runners on with two outs. Ryan Earley stranded both runners for the Cubs.

In the second, the Diamondbacks struck again. A one-out double from Bowles followed by a walk to Bertles put another threat in the works for the DBacks. Lonnie Robinson singled in Bowles for the fourth run of the game, then McCutcheon drove in another run with a single to push the lead to 5-0. A hits batsman to Bergman loaded the bases as the DBacks looked to blow the game open early. Earley then flew out to end the threat, but the Diamondbacks led 5-0 after two at bats.

Another threat by the Cubs went for nothing in the third, as did the Diamondbacks in their half of the third, as both teams left two runners on.

In the fourth, the Diamondbacks saw McCutcheon walk with two outs, and Berger was hit by a pitch but they could not score them.

It wasn’t until the fifth when the Cubs broke through. Kris Stutz doubled to lead off the inning, followed by singles from Jeremy Hayslip and Jason Parlett. Brandon Artz added a later single knocking in the second run of the inning, and the Cubs trailed 5-2.

The Diamondbacks scored in the top of the seventh on a solo homerun by Earley, while in the bottom of the inning, the Cubs rounded out the scoring when Hayslip grounded out to drive in the games’ final run.