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Dragons current Homestand goes July 30-August 6 vs. Hot Rods and Captains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dayton Dragons 5th 3rd Field from above pressbox

DAYTON DRAGONS

HOMESTAND PREVIEW

 

July 30 – August 6, 2019

Fifth Third Field

Dayton, Ohio

**Game and Radio Broadcast Schedule**

 

  • Tuesday, July 30 – Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 31 – Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 1 – Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 2 – Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 3 – Lake County Captains (Indians) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:09 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 4 – Lake County Captains (Indians) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 2:09 p.m.
  • Monday, August 5 – Lake County Captains (Indians) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 6 – Lake County Captains (Indians) 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:

Tuesday: Nick Lodolo (LHP)

Wednesday: Connor Curlis (LHP)

Thursday: Eduardo Salazar (RHP)

Friday: Jhon De Jesus (RHP)

Saturday: Lyon Richardson (RHP)

Sunday: Nick Lodolo (LHP)

Monday: Connor Curlis (LHP)

Tuesday: Eduardo Salazar (RHP)

 

**Dragons On TV**

  • The game on Saturday and Sunday against Bowling Green will 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 games on Saturday and Sunday, WDTN Sports Director Jack Pohl will join Tom Nichols in the booth for the TV broadcast.
  • 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**

  • Tuesday, July 30
    • The Dragons will host Dayton Area Firefighter Night at the ballpark in a fundraising effort for Muscular Dystrophy. There will be various booths on the main plaza, both education and entertaining, and local firefighters will be recognized during the game.
    • Celebrate Dayton—The Beavercreek HS girls soccer finished the 2018 season 24-0 en route to the first state championship in team history. Head coach Steve Popp was named the National Coach of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches Association and he as well as the team will be honored during an inning break.
    • Silfex will have a set up on the main plaza with job recruiters looking to hire new employees for their Springfield and Eaton locations.
    • The Roosters Road Show is back at Fifth Third Field for wing sampling before the game.
    • The Mini Dugout Dancers are back at Fifth Third Field to entertain fans during inning breaks.
    • The Valley Horns will perform the national anthem and the Dayton Fire Department will serve as the Honor Guard.
  • Wednesday, July 31
    • The Dragons are proud to host the fifth Home Run for Life in 2019, presented by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Eight-year-old Bailey Stager will be honored during the game against Bowling Green and will take her lap around the bases in front of a sold-out Fifth Third Field crowd in recognition of her perseverance through a life-changing battle with Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy of Childhood.
    • Just like the hit FOX show with the same name, the Masked Singer competition is making its way to Dayton! During one inning break, a local celebrity, with their identity hidden, will sing and during the following inning, a fan will try to guess the singer. Fox45 will also have a station on the plaza before the game with giveaways and a chance to meet on-air personalities.
    • Members of the Frisch’s Dragons Kids Club can march in a pre-game parade. Click here to learn more about becoming a member!
    • The Clinton Massie Cheerleaders will be performing on the main plaza as fans enter the ballpark.
    • Brandon Harvey will sing the national anthem and the West Chester Police Department will serve as the Honor Guard.
  • Thursday, August 1
    • The Dragons Stakes sweepstakes $5,000 grand prize winner will be revealed during an in-game inning break on the field, presented by Great Clips, Roosters, Duck Donuts and Popcorn Pizzazz/Pretzel Fest.
    • During the game, Orthopedic Associates will present the Dragons 5K top finishers with trophy bats in an on-field presentation.
    • The Mini Dugout Dancers are back at Fifth Third Field to entertain fans during inning breaks.
    • Duck Donuts will be on the main plaza handing out donut samples to hungry fans.
    • The Celtic Academy of Irish Dance will be performing on the main plaza during pre-game festivities.
    • Wendy’s will have a table on the main plaza before the game handing out samples of lemonade.
    • Members of the Frisch’s Dragons Kids Club can march in a pre-game parade. Click here to learn more about becoming a member!
    • Great Clips will have a tent on the main plaza with games and giveaways to fans on their way into the ballpark.
    • Ashley Ortel will sing the national anthem.
  • Friday, August 2
    • During a pre-game ceremony, the Dayton VA Medical Center will honor Purple Heart recipients.
    • Celebrate Dayton—Adam Riedinger, from Northwestern HS, captured the state shotput championship a year after collapsing during a meet following irregular heartbeats. He will be recognized on-field during the game for his accomplishments.
    • The Live Gracefully Dance Studio will be performing on the main plaza as fans enter the ballpark.
    • The Retirement Village People return to Fifth Third Field to entertain fans during select inning breaks.
    • IGS energy will have an accuracy pitch game for fans to try on the main plaza and will also have information about the energy provider.
    • Impulse will perform the national anthem and the Dayton VA Purple Heart Honor Guard will display America’s colors.
  • Saturday, August 3
    • Life Connection of Ohio will be at the ballpark raffling off a signed Dragons bat and with information on becoming an organ donor.
    • Flying Ace Express Car Wash will be on the plaza with a prize wheel for fans to try.
    • The Shakertown Stompers will be performing on the main plaza as fans enter the stadium.
    • The national anthem will be performed by Catalyst, aired live on Dayton’s CW.
  • Sunday, August 4
    • Life Connection of Ohio will be at the ballpark raffling off a signed Dragons bat and with information on becoming an organ donor.
    • Jimmy Keys
    • The Mini Dugout Dancers are back at Fifth Third Field to entertain fans during inning breaks.
    • Sydney High School Chamber Choir will perform the national anthem, aired live on Dayton’s CW.
  • Monday, August 5
    • Life Connection of Ohio will be at the ballpark raffling off a signed Dragons bat and with information on becoming an organ donor.
    • Celebrate Dayton—Taylor Ewert, a member of the Beavercreek track and field team, defended her national title in the 2,000-meter steeplechase with a new meet, school and state record in the event just weeks after she won the 3,200-meter state championship. Taylor will be recognized during the game.
    • Powerstackers Robotics will be on the main plaza showing off different competition robots.
    • Tori Behrman will perform the national anthem.
  • Tuesday, August 6
    • The Roosters Road Show is back again with more wing samples for fans heading into the ballpark.
    • Robert Rhodes will perform the national anthem.

 

**Dragons On The Field**

  • On Thursday, July 25, Reds 2019 first-round draft pick Nick Lodolo made his full-season baseball debut by starting the game against Great Lakes for the Dragons. Though Lodolo only pitched three innings, he looked very impressive, even getting high praise from Reds catcher Kyle Farmer who was rehabbing with the Dragons and was behind the plate for Lodolo’s start. The left-hander and first pitcher off the board the past June struck out five and allowed 3 hits with one earned run to take a no decision. Lodolo did not walk a batter and has started his pro career with 14.1 innings over seven starts without walking a batter.
  • The Dragons have seven players on Baseball America’s Top 30 Reds Prospects list according to the mid-season update. This group is led by the Reds’ 2019 first-round draft pick, left-hander Nick Lodolo. The former TCU Horned Frog was the seventh overall selection in the June draft and the first pitcher taken. Lodolo slots in as the Reds fourth-rated prospect. Right behind him is the Reds fourth-round draft pick in the 2018 draft, Michael Siani. The outfielder is the seventh-rated prospect in the organization after being selected out of high school in Philadelphia. Outfielder Mariel Bautista (#16 prospect) remains in the 16-slot from the preseason rankings. 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 DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS