DAYTON, OH – The Dayton Dragons are excited to announce that the University of Dayton Flyers baseball team will play three Atlantic 10 matchups this Spring at Day Air Ballpark. The Flyers will begin play when they host George Mason on Friday, April 16th under the lights for a 7:00 p.m. matchup. The Flyers will then return to Day Air Ballpark just one week later, Saturday, April 24th, for a doubleheader when they host the Saint Louis Billikens at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. as part of two 7-inning contests.
The Flyers (11-22) are a potent offensive team ranked second in the Atlantic 10 in runs, hits, and home runs. Senior shortstop Benjamin Blackwell tops Dayton with a .328 batting average and leads the A10 with 41 hits. Junior third baseman Riley Tirotta boasts a 1.140 OPS and has blasted 10 home runs. The Flyers were picked to finish third in the A10 this season, while George Mason (8-15) was selected 10th. Senior first baseman Scott Morgan is batting .302 with 21 RBI for the Patriots.
“We are very pleased to have some of our local colleges and universities utilize Day Air Ballpark,” said team president Robert Murphy. “The stadium is a world-class, minor league ballpark, and it is great to open the facility for the players and coaches to compete at our ballpark. We have updated Day Air Ballpark to welcome back fans safely and are eager to open up the stadium gates.”
The Dayton Dragons has consulted extensively with Kettering Health Network and local and state health departments to ensure a safe return for players, staff, and fans. Safety upgrades include plexiglass installed throughout the building, touchless bathroom fixtures, cashless concessions, proper social distancing measures and signage, digital ticketing, and other COVID improvements.
The public is welcome to attend. For Dayton students, an RTA bus is free to use beginning in the UD neighborhood and finishing at the plaza in front of Day Air Ballpark. Due to capacity limitations, a limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults. One ticket can be used for both games on April 24th. In accordance with new COVID guidelines, tickets will now be digital and must be purchased in advance by going to the Dayton Dragons website.
Due to Governor’s order on socially distancing at outdoor athletic events, the stadium seating bowl will be limited in its capacity, and it is highly encouraged for fans to get their digital tickets as soon as possible. Tickets for all three games are on sale at this buying link:
· Promo Code: UD
“At the University of Dayton, we greatly value the student-athlete experience. Opportunities to create new experiences such as this, in a unique downtown setting and in a very well-regarded professional stadium, are extremely valuable to our growing program under Coach King,” noted Neil Sullivan, Vice President and Director of Athletics at the University of Dayton.
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