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Archive for July 6th, 2019

GameDay Notes: Dragons hosting South Bend Cubs tonight at 7:08 pm

 

Dragons GameDay

Saturday, July 6, 2019 Game # 16 (86)

Fifth Third Field l Dayton, Ohio l 7:08 p.m.

TV: Dayton’s CW (26) l Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE

South Bend Cubs (8-7, 45-38) at Dayton Dragons (6-9, 34-51)

RH Cam Sanders (3-4, 3.69) at vs. RH Lyon Richardson (2-5, 4.71)

 

Today’s Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the South Bend Cubs (affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) in the first game of a three-game series.

 

Last Game:  Friday:  Dayton 13, Bowling Green 7.  The Dragons established season-highs in runs, hits, doubles, and extra base hits as they earned a split of the series.  For Dayton, Pabel Manzanero had four hits including a home run.  Mariel Bautista and Morgan Lofstrom each had three hits.  Brian Rey and Bren Spillane each had two. The game was played in three hours, 31 minutes, making it the longest nine-inning game of the season for the Dragons.  The two teams combined for 32 hits in the game.  All nine Dayton starters and 17 of the 18 starters on both teams had hits.  The Dragons led 8-7 after seven innings before scoring one in the eighth and four in the ninth while holding Bowling Green scoreless to win.

Individual Notes

  • Brian Rey is batting .328 over his last 20 games to raise his batting average to .295. 
  • Bren Spillane over his last six games is batting .429 (9 for 21).  He is hitting .333 in the second half.
  • Mariel Bautista is hitting .333 in 11 games since returning from the injured list.  He was out for 31 days with a shoulder injury.
  • The Dragons have two pitchers who could be strong contenders for Reds Minor League Pitcher of the Month in June.  They are: 

Ricky Salinas in June:  5 GS, 2-0, 1.03 ERA, 26.1 IP, 17 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 22 SO, .181 Opps. Avg.

Connor Bennett in June:  9 G, 2-0, 6 saves, 0.00 ERA, 10.1 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 15 SO, .114 Opp. Avg.

  • Salinas over his last six starts is 3-0 with a 1.15 ERA (31.1 IP, 4 ER).
  • Bennett has not been scored upon over his last 12 appearances covering 13.2 IP.  For the year, he leads the MWL in saves with 12 and appearances with 32.
·         The Dragons top hitters in the Second Half (15 G) have included Pabel Manzanero (.304, 7 doubles, 2 HR, .536 slg. pct.); Bren Spillane (.333, 4 doubles); Mariel Bautista (.333, 2 doubles); Brian Rey (.316, 3 doubles, 9 RBI). 
  • Matt Pidich over his last 15 games:  1.29 ERA, 28 IP, 16 H, 9 R, 4 ER, 10 BB, 27 SO.
  • Alexis Diaz over his last four games:  10 IP, 1 R, 0.90 ERA.
  • The Dragons top hitters in June (25 G) included Brian Rey (.297, 2 HR, 14 RBI), and Michael Siani (.289, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 12 SB).

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

Sunday, July 7 (2:08 p.m.):  South Bend RH Riley Thompson (4-4, 2.53) at Dayton RH Alexis Diaz (6-3, 5.77)  TV:  Dayton’s CW

Monday, July 8 (7:00 p.m.):  South Bend LH Brendon Little (0-1, 5.40) at Dayton RH Ricky Salinas (4-3, 3.50)

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Josh Hess; COURTESY DAYTON DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

Dragons hosting Cubs, Timber Rattlers and Snappers on long Homestand, July 6-15

DAYTON DRAGONS

HOMESTAND PREVIEW

 

July 6 – July 15, 2019

Fifth Third Field

Dayton, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Game and Radio Broadcast Schedule**

 

  • Saturday, July 6 – South Bend Cubs (Cubs) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:09 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 7 – South Bend Cubs (Cubs) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 2:09 p.m.
  • Monday, July 8 – South Bend Cubs (Cubs) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 9 – Scheduled Midwest League Off Day
  • Wednesday, July 10 – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 11 – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 12 – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:09 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13 – Beloit Snappers (Athletics) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:09 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 14 – Beloit Snappers (Athletics) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 2:09 p.m.
  • Monday, July 15 – Beloit Snappers (Athletics) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.

 

All games are broadcast on Fox Sports 980 AM and HD Radio on 104.7 WTUI HD 2. All games are also streamed via the Dragons website at www.daytondragons.com. Broadcasts are also available on the Dragons app for Apple and Android devices.

 

Scheduled Dragons starting pitchers for these games:

Saturday: Lyon Richardson (RHP)

Sunday: TBA

Monday: Ricky Salinas (RHP)

Tuesday: Scheduled Off Day

Wednesday: Connor Curlis (LHP)

Thursday: Jhon De Jesus (RHP)

Friday: Lyon Richardson (RHP)

Saturday: TBA

Sunday: Ricky Salinas (RHP)

Monday: Connor Curlis (LHP)

 

**Dragons On TV**

  • The games on Saturday and Sunday against South Bend will be televised on Dayton’s CW (WBDT-TV). The games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday against Wisconsin and Beloit, respectively, will also be televised on Dayton’s CW (WBDT-TV).  It is available on the following outlets: Cable Channels 13 and 1013, Direct TV and DISH Network Channel 26, and over the air channel 26.1.
  • For the Saturday and Sunday games, WDTN Sports Director Jack Pohl will join Tom Nichols in the booth for the TV broadcast. For the Friday game against Wisconsin, WDTN Sports Anchor Hutch Konerman will be on the call alongside Nichols.
  • For all television broadcasts in 2019, the national anthem will be aired live on Dayton’s CW just ahead of first pitch.

 

**For Your Entertainment**

  • Saturday, July 6
    • Saturday marks another Wendy’s Friends and Family Night at the ballpark in 2019! The Wendy’s Friends and Family tickets come with a Wendy’s 4 for $4 meal voucher and a Dragons hat. After the game, all children have the chance to run the bases.
    • Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act will perform during the Dragons game, presented by Wendy’s Friends & Family. The Amazing Tyler will balance just about anything in sight on his face, you won’t be able to take your eyes away once he gets going!
    • Kroger Baseball Buddies will take the field with Dragons players in uniform during introductions and the national anthem. Click here for how you can become a Baseball Buddy!
    • The Lebanon Band Association will be on the main plaza performing before the game as fans enter the ballpark.
    • Tom Beery will sing the national anthem.
  • Sunday, July 7
    • Kroger Baseball Buddies will take the field with Dragons players in uniform during introductions and the national anthem. Click here for how you can become a Baseball Buddy!
    • The Gem City Jumpers, a competitive jump rope team, will be on the plaza to entertain fan on their way into the park.
    • The Gaming Fanatics truck will be on the main plaza as fans enter the ballpark. Stop by this mobile gaming vehicle for more information!
    • The Mini Dugout Dancers return to Fifth Third Field to perform during select inning breaks.
    • Jimmy Keys will be at the ballpark to entertain fans with organ music throughout the ballgame.
    • Local youth baseball organizations have the chance to march around the warning track in a pregame parade.
    • Elaine Hale will sing the national anthem.
  • Monday, July 8
    • Olivia Loeffler will perform the national anthem and American Legion Post 322 will serve as the Honor Guard.
  • Tuesday, July 9 – Scheduled Off Day
  • Wednesday, July 10
    • Winning Wednesday is back at Fifth Third Field! One lucky fan will participate in a Wheel of Fortune in-game event with a chance to win prizes from Miami Valley Gaming.
    • The Dragon Wagon will be on the main plaza prior to the game. Enter for a chance to win the Dragon Wagon by bringing the Miami Valley Gaming ad in the Play Ball! magazine to an MVG location.
    • The Roosters Road Show returns to the ballpark for free wing sampling as fans head into the stadium.
    • Before the game, members of the Frisch’s Dragons Kids Club can march in a parade around the field.
    • The Gathering will perform the national anthem and the Sidney Police Department will serve as the Honor Guard.
  • Thursday, July 11
    • Fifth Third Field welcomes the Team Fastrax Warrior Weekend to Remember, hosted by Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals, as part of the Hometown Heroes program. Prior to the start of the game, Team Fastrax will skydive onto the field.
    • The Retirement Village People are back at Fifth Third Field to lead fans in song and dance during select inning breaks.
    • Before the game, members of the Frisch’s Dragons Kids Club can march in a parade around the field.
    • Great Clips will have a tent on the main plaza with games and giveaways to fans on their way into the ballpark.
    • Sweet Adeline’s Diamond Jubilee Chorus will sing the national anthem.
  • Friday, July 12
    • The American Cancer Society will be on hand for Defeating Cancer Night at Fifth Third Field. There will be an informational table on the plaza before the game and sunscreen samples for all fans to protect themselves against the sun while watching the Dragons game.
    • Duck Donuts will be selling fresh, made to order donuts inside Fifth Third Field all weekend long! Find the Duck Donuts cart and enjoy a donut just for you.
    • IGS Energy will have a table on the plaza before the game with giveaways for fans.
    • The Shakertown Stompers will be on the plaza entertaining fans with music as they enter the ballpark.
    • The Mini Dugout Dancers return to the ballpark to entertain fans during inning breaks.
    • Before the game, members of local scout troops will walk in a parade along the warning track.
    • Centerville Community Chorus will perform the national anthem and Boy Scout Troop 103 will serve as the Honor Guard, aired live on Dayton’s CW.
  • Saturday, July 13
    • The Humane Society will have an informational table on the main plaza for fans to check out on their way into the ballpark. The Humane Society is also bringing some furry friends for fans to play with and meet.
    • Duck Donuts will be selling fresh, made to order donuts inside Fifth Third Field all weekend long! Find the Duck Donuts cart and enjoy a donut just for you.
    • Kroger Baseball Buddies will take the field with Dragons players in uniform during introductions and the national anthem. Click here for how you can become a Baseball Buddy!
    • Spotlight on Dayton—Troy Pop Rocks will be at the ballpark performing on the main plaza before the game and then during two inning breaks during the game. This jump rope act will surely make your jaw drop!
    • Prior to the game, local youth baseball organizations will walk in a parade around the field.
    • Sound Check Show Choir will perform the national anthem and Cub Scout Pack 301 will serve as the Honor Guard, aired live on Dayton’s CW.
  • Sunday, July 14
    • Sunday is Public Safety Day presented by Kettering Health Network at Fifth Third Field! Stop by this Touch-a-Truck event to check out emergency vehicles along with family activities and giveaways (while supplies last) on the plaza before the game. A cardiac arrest survivor will throw out the first pitch and the EMS crew who saved his life will be honored during pre-game on the field.
    • The Reds Community Fund will have a booth on the plaza before the game with information on raising money for the continued tornado relief effort in the Greater Dayton Area.
    • Kroger Baseball Buddies will take the field with Dragons players in uniform during introductions and the national anthem. Click here for how you can become a Baseball Buddy!
    • Pre-registered bike riders and carpoolers will receive exclusive VIP parking and tickets to the game along with Dragons goodies.
    • Duck Donuts will be selling fresh, made to order donuts inside Fifth Third Field all weekend long! Find the Duck Donuts cart and enjoy a donut just for you.
    • Spotlight on Dayton—The Creative Movement Dancers, Dayton’s smallest ballerinas, will perform on the field during a select inning break.
    • Jimmy Keys takes his usual Sunday spot behind the organ to entertain fans throughout the ballgame.
    • Grand Slam will sing the national anthem, aired live on Dayton’s CW.
  • Monday, July 15
  • Spotlight on Dayton—The Dwyer School of Irish Dance will perform in-game on top of the dugouts. You won’t want to miss this display of classic Irish dancing!
  • The Retirement Village People return to Fifth Third Field to entertain fans during select inning breaks.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Serena Ford.

 

**Dragons On The Field**

  • The Dragons finished the month of June with a 14-11 overall record that includes a season-high 10-game winning streak over the first two weeks of the month. The team enjoyed a number of standout performances throughout the month. On the mound, right-hander Ricky Salinas led the starters with a 1.03 ERA in 5 starts spanning 26.1 innings. He struck out 22 batters and opponents hit just .181 against him. In the bullpen, Connor Bennett picked up two wins and six saves in June, not allowing a run to score against him. Reliever Matt Pidich held a 2.63 ERA in seven appearances, striking out 16 and walking four while keeping opponents hitting .137 off him. At the plate, Brian Rey hit .297 in 19 games, connecting on two home runs and driving in 14 runs. Michael Siani was right behind Rey with a .289 average, hitting two home runs and collecting 10 RBIs while stealing 12 bases.
  • The Dragons have six players on Baseball America’s Top 30 Reds Prospects list. This group is led by the Reds’ fourth-round draft pick in the 2018 draft, Michael Siani. Siani is the eighth-rated prospect in the organization after being selected out of high school in Philadelphia. Outfielder Mariel Bautista (#16 prospect) has shown an advanced approach at the plate in his time in the Reds system. Other top prospects on the Dragons roster include infielders Juan Martinez (#22) and Bren Spillane (#30), the latter was the 2018 Big 10 Player of the Year at Illinois before being chosen in the third round. Right-handers Lyon Richardson (#17) and James Marinan (#19) are both expected to make significant impacts on the mound this season for the Dragons.
  • Former Dragons player and hitting coach Luis Bolivar returns for his third year as manager. Former major leaguer Kevin Mahar returns for his third season as bench coach while former major league pitcher Seth Etherton is back for his second year as pitching coach. Mike Devereaux, a 12-year MLB veteran, joins Bolivar’s staff as hitting coach after spending last season in that role with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Double-A affiliate of the Reds at that time.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Josh Hess; COURTESY DAYTON DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

Dragons on Dayton’s CW TV this weekend, July 6 & 7

 

DAYTON, OHIO—Dayton Dragons games on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 will be televised live from Fifth Third Field on Dayton’s CW.  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.

 

Dragons Director of Broadcasting Tom Nichols will handle the play-by-play while WDTN Sports Director Jack Pohl will serve as color commentator.

 

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

 

The telecasts will include the singing of the National Anthem by Tom Beery on Saturday and Elaine Hale on Sunday.

Dragons 2019 Television Broadcast Schedule (remaining games)

Date Opponent Time
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 DAYTON DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

Arena Football League Standings heading into Week 11

Team W L % PF PA
Albany Empire 8 2 .800 499 429
Philadelphia Soul 6 4 .600 446 413
Baltimore Brigade 6 4 .600 425 364
Washington Valor 5 5 .500 435 462
Atlantic City Blackjacks 4 6 .400 445 465
Columbus Destroyers 1 9 .100 326 443

COMPILED BY COURTESY OF AFL MEDIA RELATIONS

Columbus Destroyers player transactions for June/July 2019

JULY 2, 2019
PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE OL Kevin Bowen 6’8″ 345 East Central R
JULY 1, 2019
PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE DB Aaron Ivory 6’1″ 200 Findlay R
PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE DL Terrance Taylor 6’1″ 315 Michigan 8
PLACING ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT OL Kevin Bowen 6’8″ 345 East Central R
PLACING ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT WR Tony Stevens 6’4″ 215 Auburn R
JUNE 26, 2019
HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED DL Marquis Smith 6’3″ 250 Savannah State R
HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED WR Robert Wheelwright 6’2″ 210 Wisconsin R
PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE DL Nick Seither 6’3″ 290 Georgetown College 3
PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE WR Jenson Stoshak 6’1″ 200 Florida Atlantic R
JUNE 24, 2019
HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED OL Tate Leavitt 6’6″ 325 Indiana State R
PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE OL Jovann Letuli 6’4″ 330 Akron R
PLACING ON REASSIGNMENT WR Robert Wheelwright 6’2″ 210 Wisconsin R
JUNE 20, 2019
ACTIVATING FROM RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT QB Liam Nadler 6’5″ 240 Gannon R
ACTIVATING FROM RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT DL Khreem Smith 6’4″ 255 Oklahoma State 4
PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE WR Donovan Morgan 6’3″ 220 Pearl River CC 7
PLACING ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT OL Tate Leavitt 6’6″ 325 Indiana State R
JUNE 19, 2019
HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED OL Tate Leavitt 6’6″ 325 Indiana State R
ACTIVATING FROM REFUSE TO REPORT OL Jovann Letuli 6’4″ 330 Akron R
PLACING ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT QB Liam Nadler 6’5″ 240 Gannon R
PLACING ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT DL Khreem Smith 6’4″ 255 Oklahoma State 4
JUNE 18, 2019
PLACING ON REASSIGNMENT WR Paul Revis 5’7″ 160 Western Oregon R
JUNE 17, 2019
ACTIVATING FROM REFUSE TO REPORT DB Juwan Offray 5’11″ 190 Louisiana Monroe R
ACTIVATING FROM AN EMERGENCY HOLD K Craig Peterson 6’3″ 220 Cortland State 2
PLACING ON LEAGUE SUSPENSION OL Tuni Kanuch 6’2″ 335 BYU R
PLACING ON REASSIGNMENT K Tyler Durbin 6’3″ 200 Ohio State R
JUNE 15, 2019
PLACING ON REFUSE TO REPORT DB Juwan Offray 5’11″ 190 Louisiana Monroe R
JUNE 14, 2019
HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED AS AN EMERGENCY KICKER K Tyler Durbin 6’3″ 200 Ohio State R
CLAIMING OFF OF REASSIGNMENT (Claim Order Position #6) DB Juwan Offray 5’11″ 190 Louisiana Monroe R
PLACING ON AN EMERGENCY HOLD K Craig Peterson 6’3″ 220 Cortland State 2
JUNE 11, 2019
ACTIVATING FROM RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT DL Sydney Omameh 6’4″ 245 Grand Valley State R
PLACING ON REFUSE TO REPORT OL Jovann Letuli 6’4″ 330 Akron R
JUNE 10, 2019
HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED WR Donovan Morgan 6’3″ 220 Pearl River CC 7
ACTIVATING FROM OTHER LEAGUE EXEMPT OL Jovann Letuli 6’4″ 330 Akron R
PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE DB Brandon Stephens 5’11″ 205 Miami OH 5
PLACING ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT DL Sydney Omameh 6’4″ 245 Grand Valley State R
PLACING ON LEAGUE SUSPENSION DL Robert Rose 6’5″ 260 Ohio State 2
JUNE 8, 2019
PLACING ON REASSIGNMENT WR Donovan Morgan 6’3″ 220 Pearl River CC 7
JUNE 5, 2019
HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED DB Jordan Thomas 6’0″ 190 Oklahoma R
PLACING ON RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT WR Julian Lowe 5’11″ 185 Otterbein R
JUNE 3, 2019
RE-ACTIVATING FROM INJURED RESERVE WR Kenyattus Cook 6’3″ 210 Gardner-Webb R
PLACING ON INJURED RESERVE DB KJ Morton 5’10″ 190 Baylor 2
PLACING ON REASSIGNMENT DB Jordan Thomas 6’0″ 190 Oklahoma R

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS DESTROYERS MEDIA RELATIONS

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