WAVERLY, N.Y. - A two-run single by Dylan Perry in the fifth inning helped Waverly to a 3-1 victory over Notre Dame in IAC baseball action on Monday.

With the win the Wolverines open up a two-game lead in the division, as they begin a crucial week.

Waverly plays Edison on Wednesday, travels to Notre Dame on Thursday and takes a trip to Newark Valley on Friday.

Edison and Newark Valley are the only two teams to hand Waverly a loss this year and both games this week against them count toward the division standings.

Patric Bronson limited Notre Dame to just two hits, striking out 16. Bronson walked five and hit two batters in the game.

With the game tied at one in the fifth inning Alex Uhl and Cody Marchese each singled and advanced on a bad pickoff throw, before Perry drove them both in.

Both teams had chances before that. In the top of the fifth a hit batter and two walks had the bases loaded for Notre Dame, but Bronson got out of the jam.

In the bottom of the fourth Waverly got their first run to tie things after Notre Dame had tied in the top of the inning, but they were looking for more with the bases loaded and no outs. However, Notre Dame pitcher Hunter Thomas worked his way out of the jam.

Marchese had two hits in the game, scoring a run and Anthony Girolamo scored a run.

Perry had two hits and two RBI and Uhl had a hit and scored a run, while Zac Saxon had an RBI in the game.

Thomas struck out eight, walked three and allowed five hits and three runs in the game.

Thomas had a hit for Waverly and Joe Prunier added a hit in the game. Kyle Metzger had an RBI and Tyler Boyles scored the lone run for the Crusaders.

"We got big hits in the right situations," Waverly coach Kyle McDuffee said. "I would like to see us more aggressive with two strikes. We faced a real good pitcher today. Dylan Perry was clutch for us today."

Notre Dame hosts Newfield on Wednesday and Waverly is at Edison.

Tioga 18, Candor 4

For the Tigers Clevan Staples had his first varsity hit, a three-run triple, finishing with four RBI and two runs scored in the victory.

Dakota Skinner had three hits, with a double, and Jake Howland had two hits, two runs scored and three RBI.

Jesse Manuel had a hit and an RBI, Ryan Vergason had a hit and an RBI and Peter Simmons had two hits, with a double, and two RBI.

Carter Jackson had a hit, an RBI and a run scored. Adam Leyman, Steven Lounsberry and Travis Moyer all had hits.

Howland struck out three, walked six and allowed two hits and three runs, two earned. Moyer struck out one, walked one and allowed two hits and one earned run in three innings.

Tioga hosts Spencer Van-Etten on Wednesday.

Sullivan County 13, Benton 3, 6 innings

The Griffins got a 3-for-3 day from Zach Meyer, with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in the victory.

Kelby Mullen had two hits, with a triple, three runs scored and two RBI and Connor Wylie had two hits, with a home run, and four RBI, with a run scored.

Barry Heinrich had a double and three runs scored and Lucas Hatton had a hit, a run scored and an RBI.

Colton Fry had a hit and a run scored and Tom Blasi had a hit, a run scored and an RBI.

Robert Hoffman had a hit and Sean Flannery scored a run.

Heinrich struck out one, walked none and allowed three hits and three runs in one inning. Mullen got the win, striking out three, walking two and allowing no hits or runs.

Meyer struck out three in three perfect innings.

Sullivan hosts Millville on Wednesday.