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Dragons on TV tonight and Sunday against Cubs

 

ON DAYTON’S CW

 

DAYTON, OHIO—Dayton Dragons games on Friday, May 31; Saturday, June 1; and Sunday, June 2 will be televised live from Fifth Third Field on Dayton’s CW.  On all three dates, the Dragons will meet the South Bend Cubs (Chicago Cubs affiliate).  Game times are 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

 

The telecasts are part of a 25-game TV package this season.  All games will be broadcast live and in high definition on the following outlets:

  • ·         - Over the air Channel 26.1
  • ·         - Spectrum Channels 13 and 1013
  • ·         - Direct TV and DISH Network Channel 26.

 

All Dragons television broadcasts are sponsored by Dayton Power & Light.

 

Dayton’s CW reaches approximately 500,000 households and over 1.2 million potential viewers in a 10-county area.

 

Dragons Director of Broadcasting Tom Nichols will handle the play-by-play for each game this weekend.  WDTN sports anchor/reporter Hutch Konerman will serve as color commentator on Friday.  WDTN Sports Director Jack Pohl will handle commentator duties on Saturday and Sunday.

 

All broadcasts include the performing of the national anthem by local singers, groups, and musicians.  The Ascension school choir will perform the national anthem on Friday; Caroline Grace Williams on Saturday; and St. Ignatius School on Sunday.

 

Tom Nichols returns for his 12th season with the Dragons and 32nd year in Minor League Baseball. He will serve as the play-by-play announcer on all 25 television broadcasts and all radio broadcasts for games that are not televised. He has broadcast over 4,000 minor league games since beginning his career in 1988 and has worked at every level of Minor League Baseball. He is a Ball State University graduate and a native of Muncie, Indiana, where he was inducted into the Delaware County Athletics Hall-of-Fame in 2009.

 

Jack Pohl has served as WDTN-TV Sports Director and Anchor since 2002 and has been with WDTN-TV since August 1995. Jack is a Dayton native who attended Wright State University. He began his broadcasting career at Centerville High School station WCWT. He later moved on to work at various Dayton area radio stations, but is best known for his time as the Z-93 morning show personality with Kim Faris. Jack is proud to have learned the TV business from WDTN’s legendary Omar Williams. Jack was honored with the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Sportsmanship and Ethics Integrity Media service award.

 

Hutch Konerman joined WDTN-TV in 2004 as the Weekend Sports Anchor and Sports Reporter for 2 NEWS. He began his broadcasting career in public radio as a news and sports reporter for WVXU-FM in Cincinnati. He also served as a news reporter and producer at WGEM-TV in Quincy, Ill. and as Sports Anchor and Reporter for WHIO-TV in Dayton. Hutch received a regional Emmy for his sports feature in 2006.

Dragons 2019 Television Broadcast Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Friday, May 31 South Bend 7:00
Saturday, June 1 South Bend 7:00
Sunday, June 2 South Bend 2:00
Saturday, June 8 Fort Wayne 7:00
Sunday, June 9 Fort Wayne 2:00
Saturday, June 22 Lansing 7:00
Sunday, June 23 Lansing 2:00
Saturday, July 6 South Bend 7:00
Sunday, July 7 South Bend 2:00
Friday, July 12 Wisconsin 7:00
Saturday, July 13 Beloit 7:00
Sunday, July 14 Beloit 2:00
Friday, July 26 Great Lakes 7:00
Saturday, August 3 Lake County 7:00
Sunday, August 4 Lake County 2:00
Saturday, August 10 Lansing 7:00
Sunday, August 11 Lansing 2:00
Saturday, August 31 West Michigan 7:00
Sunday, Sept. 1 West Michigan 2:00

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

Dayton Dragons continuing to help Communities ravaged by tornadoes

DONATIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY AT DRAGONS GAMES AT FIFTH THIRD FIELD

Dayton, Ohio—Fans attending Dayton Dragons games at Fifth Third Field this week can provide assistance to those impacted by the weather emergency by donating non-perishable food items.  Cash donations will also be accepted.  The homestand will continue with games through Sunday.

 

On Tuesday night, fans donated approximately $4,200 in cash as the Dragons hosted the Lansing Lugnuts.  Cash proceeds are being donated to the American Red Cross, Dayton Chapter.  Fans also donated enough non-perishable food items to fill approximately 20 large bins that were transported to the Foodbank, Inc.

 

All fans with tickets to any of the six games on the current homestand (May 28-June 2) who are unable to attend the game due to issues related to the weather damage may exchange their ticket to any future Dragons game in 2019 (based on availability).

 

Dragons game times for remaining dates on the homestand are 7:00 p.m, tonight Saturday, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DAYTON DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

Dayton Dragons responding to Communities crippled by tornado

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

Dayton, Ohio—In response to the widespread damage caused by the weather emergency on the night of May 27th, the Dayton Dragons will be accepting non-perishable food items at Fifth Third Field for all six games on the current home stand, beginning with tonight’s game.  Cash donations will also be accepted.

 

All non-perishable food items collected at Fifth Third Field from tonight through June 2 will be donated to the Foodbank, Inc.  Additionally, the Dragons will conduct a “pass the bucket” at each game during this home stand for fans wishing to donate money.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross, Dayton Chapter.

 

All fans with tickets to any of the six games on the current home stand (May 28-June 2) who are unable to attend the game due to issues related to the weather damage may exchange their ticket to any future Dragons game in 2019 (based on availability).

 

The game for tonight (Tuesday, May 28) will be played as scheduled beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Gates will open at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Dragons make roster moves

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

May 28, 2019

 

The Dayton Dragons announced the following roster changes today:

 

Outfielder Shard Munroe and right-handed pitcher Alexis Diaz have been activated from the injured list.

 

Right-handed pitcher Andrew McDonald has been assigned to extended spring training.

 

Outfielder Zeek White has been released.

 

Dragons glad to see Bowling Green leave town, welcome in Lansing Lugnuts tonight at 7:00

GAME PREVIEW WRITTEN BY Josh Hess; COURTESY DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragons GameDay

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Game # 52

Fifth Third Field l Dayton, Ohio l 7:00 p.m.

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

Lansing Lugnuts (21-28) at Dayton Dragons (15-36)

RH Cobi Johnson (1-3, 3.99) vs. LH Connor Curlis (0-1, 3.86)

Today’s Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Lansing Lugnuts (affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) in the first game of a three-game series.

 

2019 Season Series:  Lansing 2, Dayton 1 (all previous games in Lansing).

Streaks:  The Dragons have lost six straight games and 16 of their last 19 (includes suspended game).

Last Game:  Monday:  Bowling Green 10, Dayton 5.  The Dragons jumped out to early 5-0 lead with three runs in the first inning and two more in the second, but Bowling Green battled back and tied the game in the fourth before taking the lead with three runs in the fifth.  Chris Betts hit two home runs and drove in three runs for the Hot Rods.  Grant Witherspoon also had a home run.

 

Individual Notes

  • Pabel Manzanero is batting .424 (14 for 33) over his last nine games.  He has hit safely in four straight games, going 6 for 16 (.375).
  • Brian Rey has hit safely in four straight games, going 5 for 17 (.294) with two home runs.
  • Michael Siani in the series at Bowling Green went 6 for 14 (.429) with a home run, two doubles, one triple, and two singles.
  • Reliever Connor Bennett in May:  2.13 ERA, 2 saves (12.2 IP, 3 ER, 19 SO).
  • Reliever Eddy Demurias over his last six games:  1-0, 2.51 ERA (14.1 IP, 4 ER).  
  • Reliever Matt Pidich over his last four games:  9 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 9 SO.

Upcoming Probable Pitchers (Game times are Dayton time) (All games on WONE 980 AM and www.daytondragons.com)

Wednesday, May 29 (7:00 p.m.):  Lansing RH Josh Winckowski (4-2, 2.40) at Dayton RH Ricky Salinas (1-2, 6.20)

Thursday, May 30 (7:00 p.m.):  Lansing RH Troy Watson (0-0, 9.00) at Dayton RH Jhon De Jesus (1-4, 6.14)

 

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In response to the widespread damage caused by the weather emergency on the night of May 27th, the Dayton Dragons will be accepting non-perishable food items at Fifth Third Field for all six games on the current home stand, beginning with tonight’s game.  Cash donations will also be accepted.

 

All non-perishable food items collected at Fifth Third Field from tonight through June 2 will be donated to the Foodbank, Inc.  Additionally, the Dragons will conduct a “pass the bucket” at each game during this home stand for fans wishing to donate money.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross, Dayton Chapter.

 

All fans with tickets to any of the six games on the current home stand (May 28-June 2) who are unable to attend the game due to issues related to the weather damage may exchange their ticket to any future Dragons game in 2019 (based on availability).

 

The game for tonight (Tuesday, May 28) will be played as scheduled beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Gates will open at 6:00 p.m.

 

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