Kernels fall short in series opener versus Dayton

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Kernels continued their homestand with a 4-3 loss to Dayton in the series opener on Friday.

The Kernels fell behind 1-0, until Chris Williams tied it up in the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run, his sixth of the season. The Dragons responded with three straight runs to go up 4-1. Cedar Rapids got two of those runs back in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn't get the tying run across.

The series continues on Saturday at 6:35 p.m.