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20 Greatest Dragons announcements are underway

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

Dayton, Ohio—In conjunction with the Dayton Dragons 20th Season Celebration, the Dragons will be announcing the “20 Greatest Dragons” as selected from the team’s complete history beginning this afternoon.  Players will be announced, one at a time and approximately two per week, leading up to the Dragons 20th Opening Night game on Thursday, April 4 against the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

The 20 players have been selected based on a media vote of Dragons television, newspaper, radio, and internet reporters.  Additionally, during the 2019 season, the Dragons will be conducting a fan vote featuring one player per position to announce their all-time greatest lineup.

 

On Wednesday, the Dragons announced their “20th Season Celebration Game” on Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Fifth Third Field.  The game will match the 2019 Dragons (“Team 20”) against a team of Dragons alumni who are still playing in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system.

 

The Dragons Alumni team will include many of the biggest names to play in Dayton over the last several seasons.  The full Alumni Team roster will be announced at a future date, but the Reds have identified five former Dragons who are expected to participate.  They are outfielder Taylor Trammell, catcher Tyler Stephenson, infielder Jonathan India, outfielder T.J. Friedl, and catcher Chris Okey.

 

Ticket information for the Dragons 20th Season Celebration Game:  Dragons season ticket holders have received information via email.  All fans can go to www.DaytonDragons.com/CelebrationGame for more ticket information and to add their name to the ticket waitlist.  Single-game ticket sales will begin in mid-February.

 

Dragons announce 5K Race for Saturday, July 20, 2019; Registration open now

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

 

Dayton, Ohio–Registration is underway for the 9th annual Dragons 5K on Saturday, July 20, 2019 starting at 8am at Fifth Third Field. The event began in 2011 and has become a local tradition as one of the Miami Valley’s largest races with over 2,000 runners and walkers participating annually.

 

All participants in the race receive four (4) lawn tickets to a future Dragons game, Dragons 5K t-shirt, Dragons hat, NEW finisher’s medal and entry to the post-race party inside Fifth Third Field. Additionally, if participants sign up for the race in the first 30 days (by March 2), they will receive a bonus of two (2) stadium seat tickets to a Dragons game in April/May.

 

The registration fee is $25 in advance or $30 after July 15. Kids age 17 and under can sign up for $15. Fans can sign up today to reserve their spot atwww.daytondragons.com/dragons5ksignup.

 

Participants may choose to run or walk the course and baby strollers are also permitted. The race will feature the same great family-friendly entertainment you see at every Dragons game, including Dragons mascots, Green Team, and Dragons Drumline! The race course will move through downtown Dayton and end back at Fifth Third Field for a post-race party.

 

The post-race party inside Fifth Third Field is open to all participants and their family/friends. Activities include fruit and water for participants, inflatables, health and wellness booths, and more!

 

The top three male and female finishers will receive a specially-engraved baseball bat. The top three male and female runners in each age group will be awarded a Dragons Den gift certificate.  Also, top finishing groups and high school running groups will receive great group prizes with the grand prize being a luxury suite at a Dragons game.

 

For more information on the Dragons 5K, go to http://www.daytondragons.com/dragons5k.

 

Dayton Dragons announce 20th Season Celebration Game

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

 

DRAGONS ALUMNI TO RETURN FOR GAME ON MARCH 30

 

Dayton, Ohio—As a kick-off to their 20th season of operation, the Dayton Dragons will host a special, first-of-its-kind game at Fifth Third Field.  The “Dayton Dragons 20th Season Celebration Game” will take place on Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m.  The game will match the 2019 Dragons (“Team 20”) against a team of Dragons alumni who are still playing in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system.

 

The Dragons Alumni team will include many of the biggest names to play in Dayton over the last several seasons.  The full Alumni Team roster will be announced at a future date, but the Reds have identified five former Dragons who are expected to participate.  They are outfielder Taylor Trammell, catcher Tyler Stephenson, infielder Jonathan India, outfielder T.J. Friedl, and catcher Chris Okey.

 

Players on both teams will wear specially designed uniforms.  These game-worn jerseys will be autographed after the game and will be available for a post-game on-line auction.  Every fan attending the game will receive a Dragons commemorative 20th season print.

 

Dragons President Robert Murphy, who has overseen the organization since its inception, says the event will commemorate the milestone season.

 

“This game is a tribute to the incredible memories at Fifth Third Field, and to our fans and sponsors as we head into our 20th season.  The Dragons rich history includes an amazing collection of moments.  There have been exciting record-breaking achievements, great players, and heartfelt stories within our community.  It has been a tremendous success story that we are proud to continue forward.  We extend our thanks for the Cincinnati Reds organization for making this game possible.”

 

The Dragons history is headlined by the team’s all-time record sell-out streak that is still active at 1,316 consecutive dates.  Over the Dragons history, more than 11 million fans have attended games, placing the franchise at the top of the attendance rankings for Single-A Minor League Baseball for each of their first 19 seasons.  The Dragons have hosted two Midwest League All-Star Games, three exhibition games featuring the Cincinnati Reds, and have seen 97 Dragons players reach the Major Leagues.

 

The Dragons will officially open their 20th season in the Midwest League with their Opening Night game on Thursday, April 4 against the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

 

Ticket information for the Dragons 20th Season Celebration Game:  Dragons season ticket holders are receiving information today via email.  All fans can go to DaytonDragons.com/CelebrationGame for more ticket information and to add their name to the ticket waitlist.  Single-game ticket sales will begin in mid-February.

 

 

5-game homestand continues to be good to Wright State with come from behind victory over Northern Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Wampler's clutch shooting, defense and hustle plays fueled Wright State to a key league win

 

WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS 81  NORTHERN KENTUCKY NORSEMEN 77. CLEARLY THE TWO BEST TEAM’S IN THE HORIZON LEAGUE.
* BOTH TEAMS ARE NOW TIED FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE HORIZON LEAGUE AT 10-4 WITH 4 GAMES TO GO, SAME AS LAST YEAR.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

* BOTH TEAMS SHOT THE BALL WELL ALL NIGHT AT 50.7% FOR NKU AND 54.7% FOR WSU. BUT THE KEY WAS WSU LIMITING NKU TO 37.9% IN THE 2ND HALF WHILE THE RAIDERS SHOT 50%.
* RAIDERS WERE DOWN 16 POINTS IN THE FIRST HALF AT 43-27 AND BILLY WAMPLER SCORED ALL 13 WSU POINTS IN A ROW AND THE TEAM WERE DOWN 49-44 AT THE HALF.
* 2ND HALF, THE RAIDERS GOT THE BALL INTO LOUDON LOVE MORE AND HE SCORED 10 POINTS, AND BILL WAMPLER HAD 14.
* KEY PLAYS IN THE GAME, RAIDERS 14-20 ON FREE THROWS AND NKU JUST 5-7. RAIDERS GOT BALL INSIDE WITH PASSES AND DRIVING LAYUPS.
* RAIDERS WERE LED BY BILL WAMPLER WITH 29 POINTS AND LOUDON LOVE WITH 20 AND 11 REBOUNDS.
* THE NORSEMEN WERE LED BY NBA PROSPECT DREW McDONALD WITH 23 POINTS.
WRIGHT STATE PRESS CONFERENCE WITH BILL WAMPLER




PRE-GAME NOTES:
NORTHERN KENTUCKY:
* The Norse, 20-6 and 10-3, hold a 5-6 mark away from home, including 3-3 in league games.  NKU is coming off a pair of wins over Detroit Mercy (97-65) and Oakland (79-64)  at home last weekend.  Drew McDonald, the current Horizon League Player of the Week, averaged 20.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in the two games last week.  Jalen Tate added 19 points.
* For the season, McDonald is averaging 19.0 points and 9.9 rebounds while Tyler Sharpe holds a 14.3 average.  McDonald, who recently collected his 1,000th career rebound, also leads the League in rebounding and ranks 19th nationally.
WRIGHT STATE:
* The Raiders, 15-11 and 9-4, are currently riding a three-game winning streak and have won seven of the last eight.  WSU defeated Detroit Mercy last Saturday night 83-60 with four Raiders in double-figure scoring led by Loudon Love with 17 points and eight rebounds as the freshman duo of Skyelar Potter and Malachi Smith each pitched in 14 points off the bench.  Mark Hughes got hot from three as he connected on four from behind the arc.
* On the season, Wright State has been led by Love at 15.0 points and 8.4 rebounds per game with Bill Wampler close behind at 14.4 points and Cole Gentry at 12.7 points.  The Raiders are 11-2 overall and 5-1 in league games at home and haven’t lost at the Nutter Center since the overtime slip to UIC on Dec. 28.  Gentry is currently number one nationally in free throw percentage at 94.7% (72-76) with the team sits 49th overall.  Within the league, Love is currently 10th in scoring and third in rebounding while, in league games only, the Raiders are tops in defense, holding their opponents to just 68.5 points per game.  In the 13 home games this year, the Raiders have outscored their opponents 77.2-64.0 and outrebounded them 39.0-32.5.
* In the overall series, the Raiders lead 23-11 with the Norse winning 68-64 at NKU on Jan. 11.
The Raiders won both meetings last year, 69-67 at home, and 84-81 at Northern.
PRE-GAME NOTES COURTESY OF WRIGHT STATE SPORTS INFORMATION FROM PRESS RELEASES

 

 

Cleveland Indians invite Matt Joyce and Alex Wilson to Major League Camp

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY INDIANS MEDIA RELATIONS; COURTESY MLBpressbox.com

 

The Cleveland Indians announced today the club has signed free agents OF MATT JOYCE (#24) and RHP ALEX WILSON (#37) to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training camp.

Joyce, 34, has spent the last two seasons with the Oakland Athletics, collecting a career-high 25 home runs and 58 extra-base hits in 2017 (68 RBI, .808 OPS, 141 games). Last season he was limited to 83 games due to a pair of stints on the disabled list with lower back soreness. He was a 2011 AL All-Star with the Tampa Bay Rays (career-high 75 RBI, 3.4 WAR) and recorded an .866 OPS for the 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates prior to signing with Oakland. The Tampa, FL native & Florida Southern alum began his professional career with the Detroit Tigers in 2005 (12th round) and was traded to the Rays prior to the 2009 season.

Wilson, 32, posted a 3.36 ERA (61.2IP, 50H, 23ER, 43SO, .223 avg) in 59 games with Detroit last season, limiting right-handed hitters to a .191 (25/131) average against. He was named Detroit’s Pitcher of the Month in September and posted a 0.71 ERA (1ER/12.2IP) over his last 14 appearances to conclude the campaign. The Texas A&M alum began his professional career in 2009 in the Red Sox organization (77th overall pick, 2nd rd., First-Year Player Draft) and debuted with Boston in 2013. He is a veteran of six Major League seasons and over four campaigns with the Tigers he has posted a 3.20 ERA in 246 games (264.2IP, 246H, 94ER).

The Indians currently have 19 non-roster invitees coming to Major League Spring Training camp, which opens for pitcher and catchers on Feb. 12 in Goodyear, Arizona.

Read more: Cleveland Indians

 

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