DAYTON DRAGONS HOMESTAND PREVIEW June 10 – June 15, 2015

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DAYTON DRAGONS

HOMESTAND PREVIEW

 

June 10 – June 15, 2015

Fifth Third Field

Dayton, Ohio

 

**Game and Radio Broadcast Schedule**

  • Wednesday, June 10  — Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 11 — Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 12 — Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 13 — Beloit Snappers (Athletics) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 14 — Beloit Snappers (Athletics) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 15 — Beloit Snappers (Athletics) at Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7:00 p.m.

 

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

 

**Dragons On TV**

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s games will be televised on WHIO Digital Channel 7.2.  It is available on Time Warner Basic Cable Channel 23 and Digital Channel 372.
  • Mike Vander Woude joins Tom Nichols on the television broadcast Thursday and Saturday. Vander Woude spent eight seasons as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations with the Dragons from 2000-2007 and five seasons with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre of the International League.
  • Jamie Ramsey, Assistant Media Relations Director for the Cincinnati Reds, joins Tom Nichols Friday. Jamie is also the author of Better Off Red, a highly-popular blog devoted to Reds coverage.

 

**For Your Entertainment**

  • Wednesday, June 10
    • Pregame/in-game Yuengling Summer Wheat sampling presented by Heidelberg Distributing Co.
    • National Anthem Performed by New Carlisle Area Community Chorus
    • Home Run for Life — Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield and the Dayton Dragons will be honoring 11-year-old Austin Hamilton in a Home Run for Life
    • Princess Sunny
    • Tahitian Dancers
    • Chalk Artist on concourse
  • Thursday, June 11
    • Pregame and in-game Team Zoom Dogs
    • Pregame Parade — Frisch’s Kids Club
    • Pregame Chrysler — Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram will be showcasing some of their cars and opportunities for more information
    • Our nation’s colors presented by Girl Scout Troop 30508
    • National Anthem performed by Troy Christian Elementary Choir
    • Matt Bynksti performs God Bless America
    • Buffalo Wild Wings “Dragons Win, You Win!” — If the Dragons win, each fan can download a voucher for $2 off a $10 order from Buffalo Wild Wings. If the Dragons do not win, fans can still download an online coupon for 10% off. Fans can download either voucher at daytondragons.com after the game. This event will occur during every Thursday Dragons game from May 21-July 23
  • Friday, June 12
    • Pregame/In-game/Postgame Drumline
    • Pregame photo booth presented by Water Street District
    • Montgomery County Environmental Services will be handing out drawstring bags with information on Heater’s RBI Recycling program and how you can get involved
    • Pregame prize wheel on the plaza presented by Subway
    • City of Dayton recruitment table on the plaza
    • Pregame Little League Parade — Springboro-Clearcreek Baseball Association, Jamestown Little League, Brick City Little League
    • National Anthem performed by No Regrets
  • Saturday, June 13
    • Dragons MVP Program Field Day 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. where MVP Program winners from fourth and fifth grade classrooms can come out and meet the players, enjoy all kinds of inflatable games, and more
    • Pregame Little League Parade — MCYBSA & BCAA Baseball
    • Pregame Kroger Baseball Buddies — nine kids will have the opportunity to make their professional debut with the Dragons team before the game by running onto the field for the National Anthem
    • Our nation’s colors presented by West Chester Honor Guard
    • National Anthem performed by The Valley Horns
    • Retirement Village People
  • Sunday, June 14
    • Pregame Little League Parade — Medlake Baseball & Softball Association
    • Bike and Carpool to the Game presented by MVRPC
    • Pregame haircuts/spraying on the plaza presented by Great Clips
    • Wright State University will have booths set up for registration information
    • Pregame Kroger Baseball Buddies — nine kids will have the opportunity to make their professional debut with the Dragons team before the game by running onto the field for the National Anthem
    • National Anthem performed by St. Luke School Choir
    • Ford Honor Them — Ford Auto Dealers and the Dayton Dragons will be honoring Army Special Forces veteran Major Odell Graves during the game
  • Monday, June 15
    • Pregame iced coffee sampling on the plaza presented by Cold Stone Creamery
    • Rooster’s sampling on the plaza
    • National Anthem performed by Straight Up!
  • Community All-Stars Presentation — The Dragons, Vectren and AT&T will honor Evelyn Alder for her work with The Gleaning Place in West Milton, Ohio. A special video highlighting Evelyn’s dedicated volunteer work to the organization will be shown during an inning break. Following the video, Evelyn will be presented with several gift items making her an honorary Community All-Star.
    • Princess Sunny
    • Chick-Fil-A Friends and Family Night — Fans can purchase Friends and Family tickets that include a ticket to the game, a Dragons hat, and a Chick-fil-A meal voucher for just $12. Call the Dragons Box Office or visit www.daytondragons.com/friends for more information.

 

**Dragons On The Field**

  • The Dragons continue the home portion of their 16th season at Fifth Third Field having sold out 1,077 consecutive games. Over 26 home games, the Dragons average attendance is 8,380. Total attendance is 217,887, the highest in the Midwest League and highest throughout Single-A and Double-A. The 2015 roster features 16 players that won a Pioneer League Championship with the Billings Mustangs last season including Garrett Boulware, Brian O’Grady, and star closer Brennan Bernardino.

 

  • The Dragons have four players on Baseball America’s Top 30 Reds Prospects list. Infielder Gavin LaValley (#17) is the lone position player in the Top 30. Wyatt Strahan (#23), a right-handed pitcher, joins Tyler Mahle (#26) in the starting rotation while Jeremy Kivel (#29) brings his powerful fastball out of the bullpen. Outfielder Nick Benedetto was ranked by Baseball America  as the “Best Defensive Outfielder” in Cincinnati’s farm system.

 

  • Former major leaguer Jose Nieves remains in Dayton to manage the Dragons for a third consecutive year. Tom Browning returns to the staff as the pitching coach, and former Dragon Luis Bolivar will serve as the hitting coach. Former Reds catcher Corky Miller joins the coaching staff as a catching instructor.

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