Pitching at two levels this season, he has a 5-2 record with a 2.44 earned run average in 35 games out of the bullpen. In 48.0 innings, The lefty has 85 strikeouts and 10 walks. In 23 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City he has 57 strikeouts in 32.1 innings pitched.
A native of Huntsville, Ala., Dayton was with the Tigers from 2007-10. After redshirting his first year on campus he finished 2008 with a 7-2 record and a 3.89 ERA, including a 12 strikeout performance against Mississippi State, which at the time was the highest by an Auburn pitcher since 2002.
Following a 2-6 sophomore season, Dayton rebounded with a better junior season that landed him on the All-SEC Team. He helped lead Auburn to a NCAA Regional berth and posted an 8-3 record (7-1 SEC) with a 4.36 ERA and a team-best 69 strikeouts.