Meet the Dayton Dragons, Sports’ Hidden Gem In Ohio

Published on April 28, 2019

The Dayton Dragons are a Class A minor league baseball team in the Midwest League, based in Dayton, Ohio.

Affiliated with the MLB’s Cincinnati Reds, and were founded in 1988 in Rockford, Illinois, the Dragons are based in Dayton, Ohio since 2000.

Record Breaking

In 2011 the Dragons broke the record for most consecutive sellouts by a professional sports team, selling out their 815th consecutive game which broke the previous record held by Portland Trail Blazers.

Photo Courtesy of Dayton Dragons

Notable PlayersThere have been several players that made their starts here before moving to the MLB.

Some of the most notable players include:

Friday’s Lineups

Photo Courtesy of Dayton Dragons

Dayton Dragons vs. Great Lakes Loons Recap

1st Inning: Scoreless.

2nd Inning

  • Loons: Dillon Paulson homers to lead-off the inning giving the Loons the lead 1-0.
  • Dragons: Juan Martinez was driven in from first base as Jonathan Willems hits a double against the shift down the third base line tying the game 1-1.
  • Dragons: Reniel Ozuna is walked to put a man on first and second base, Carlos Rivero nets a single and Willems scores from a lack of effort by Loons third basemen Miguel Vargas. Men are on second and third with 1 out, Dragons lead 2-1.
  • Dragons: Mariel Bautista hits a single that scores the man from third base, men are on first and third with 1 out, Dragons lead 3-1.
  • Dragons: Single by Jay Schuyler scores both men on base, Dragons increase the lead 5-1.

3rd Inning

  • Loons: Chris Roller singles to lead off the inning.
  • Loons: Jair Camargo homers to left-center field, Loons cut the lead down to 2, Dragons lead 5-3.

4th Inning Score remains unchanged, Dragons lead 5-3.

5th Inning

  • Dragons: Eduardo Salazar enters the game to pitch, the score remains 5-3 Dragons.

6th Inning

  • Loons: Brett De Geus enters the game to pitch, the score remains 5-3 Dragons.

7th Inning

  • Dragons: Matt Pidich enters the game to pitch.
  • Loons: Chris Roller leads off the inning with a home run to left field, the score is 5-4 Dragons.
  • Loons: Jair Camargo doubles to left field, 0 outs.
  • Loons: Niko Hulsizer doubles to left field and Camargo comes in to score, game is tied 5-5.
  • Loons: James Outman walked with bases loaded, Loons take a 6-5 lead.
  • Dragons: Julio Pinto enters the game to pitch, bases loaded 2 outs. He strikes the man out to end the inning.

8th Inning

  • Loons: Nathan Witt enters the game to pitch, the score remains 6-5 Loons.

9th Inning

  • Loons: Dillon Paulson hits a single that drives in Jacob Amaya, Loons lead 7-5.
  • Dragons: Jay Schuyler hits a double, man on second and third with 2 outs.
  • Loons: Jasiel Alvino enters the game to pitch.
  • Pabel Manzanero pops out to end the game.

FINAL: Dayton Dragons 5-7 Great Lakes Loons

This is the second game in a four game series against the Loons. They will play tomorrow April 27 at 7:00 PM ET.

Taylor Lee is a former Sports Editor at Grit Daily. With over ten years of experience in the business realm including an MBA from Grand Canyon University, Taylor focuses his writing in the fields of sports, music, and business. His other interest include being outdoors, cigars, and fine bourbons.

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