Google Plus Email List

Fighting BackConnect to CongressState Dept SMART Traveler AlertsNews LinksPhoto GalleriesCommunity Calendar
Advertise with us!
WRGT-TV FOX 45 News :: Sports - Local Sports - Dragons Win Fourth In a Row

Dragons Win Fourth In a Row

DAYTON -- Brian O’Grady’s two-run double with two outs in the sixth inning gave the Dayton Dragons the lead on the way to a 5-2 victory on Thursday night.  A crowd of 8,015 saw the Dragons win their fourth straight game at Fifth Third Field.  Dayton improved to 5-3 with the win and dropped Bowling Green to 2-6.
The Dragons jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Wendell Soto walked, advanced to second on Ronald Bueno’s sacrifice, and scored on Aristides Aquino’s two-out double.  Meanwhile, Dragons starting pitcher Wyatt Strahan allowed only three base runners and no runs over the first five innings.  But in the top of the sixth, Bowling Green’s Riley Unroe connected on a two-run home run off Strahan to give the Hot Rods a 2-1 lead.
In the Dayton half of the sixth, Gavin LaValley lined a one-out double to center field and Aquino walked.  After Avain Rachal lined out to center, O’Grady followed by drilled a two-base hit to the fence in left-center field, bringing in both LaValley and Aquino to give the Dragons the lead at 3-2.  The Dragons added two more runs in the eighth, keyed by an run-scoring infield single by Rachal and an error, to close out the scoring.
Strahan (2-0) earned his second straight win.  He worked six innings, allowing five hits and two runs with one walk and three strikeouts.  Jeremy Kivel followed Strahan and pitched a perfect seventh inning, striking out one.  Brian Hunter retired all three batters in the eighth, getting two strikeouts.  Alejandro Chacin tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his first save.  Bowling Green did not have a base runner after the sixth inning.
The Dragons finished with eight hits.  LaValley was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.  Aquino extended his hitting streak to five straight games after a slow start.
Over the Dragons four-game winning streak, their opponents have scored only five runs to lower the team earned run average to 2.73.  Dragons relievers have combined for 13 and one-third scoreless innings during the winning streak.
The Dragons host Bowling Green again on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Fifth Third Field.
All Dragons games are broadcast on radio on Fox Sports 980 WONE and on the internet at  Games are also available on the Dayton Dragons mobile app.

Notes:  The game was played in just two hours, 10 minutes after Wednesday’s series opener last two hours, six minutes…The Dragons have committed just three errors during the four-game winning streak.
Dragons Win Fourth In a Row

Related Stories

Ohio Sports

Last Update on November 25, 2015 06:35 GMT


BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Browns have benched quarterback Johnny Manziel because of his off-field behavior.

Coach Mike Pettine said Josh McCown will start Monday night's game against Baltimore in place of Manziel, who was recently given the starting job but has now been demoted to third string.

Manziel's benching comes in the wake of a video surfacing of him partying last weekend in Texas. He had promised not to bring any embarrassment to the team during its bye week, but Pettine said he was both disappointed and frustrated by Manziel's actions.

Pettine said owner Jimmy Haslam and general manager Ray Farmer support his decision.

In a statement, Pettine said "everyone in this organization wants what is best for Johnny just like we do for every player in our locker room. I'm especially disappointed in his actions and behavior because he has been working very hard."


MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Matt Johnson threw for 236 yards and had three total touchdowns, Travis Greene ran for 97 yards and two scores, and Bowling Green beat Ball State 48-10 on Tuesday night.

Johnson opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Folkertsma. After Fred Coppet and Greene ran in short TDs, Johnson had a 4-yard sneak with 36 seconds left in the first half for a 27-0 lead.

Matt Domer capped the scoring with a 95-yard touchdown run -- the second-longest TD run in school history -- with 39 seconds remaining.

Coppet had 109 yards on the ground and Domer added 105 yards for Bowling Green (9-3, 7-1 Mid-American). Six Falcon rushers combined for 337 yards and five touchdowns.

Riley Neal was 24-of-40 passing for 154 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions for Ball State (3-9, 2-6).

Alfonso Mack, Eilar Hardy and Dernard Turner each had a pick of Neal.


DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Greg Windham and J.D. Sprague each threw a touchdown pass, Josiah Yazdani kicked four field goals and Ohio kept Northern Illinois from advancing to the Mid-American Conference title game with a 26-21 win on Tuesday night.

A.J. Ouellette rushed for 140 yards on 30 carries for the Bobcats (8-4, 5-3), to help put the Huskies (8-4, 6-2) in a holding position. Northern Illinois has to hope Western Michigan beats Toledo on Friday, which would create a tie among those three, to advance to the title game against East Division champion Bowling Green. The Huskies beat both teams and would win a three-way tiebreaker.

Sprague hit Jordan Reid for a 28-yard touchdown to opening the scoring and Windham threw 5 yards to Keith Heizman in the second quarter to make it 17-7.

NIU got within 20-14 with the only points in the third quarter before Yazdani hit two 25-yard field goals.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Troy Caupain and Jacob Evans III scored 15 points apiece, and No. 24 Cincinnati overcame low-percentage shooting to beat Southeastern Louisiana 64-49 on Tuesday night.

Playing as a ranked team for the first time in two seasons, the Bearcats (5-0) struggled to make shots and led by only three points midway through the second half.

Evans made a pair of free throws and back-to-back 3s that helped Cincinnati pull away down the stretch, finishing with a career high. Gary Clark had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Southeastern Louisiana (1-4) was coming off a coming off 92-65 loss at Nebraska on Sunday. Despite the travel and the quick turnaround, the Lions stayed with Cincinnati and trailed by only three points midway through the second half.

Zay Jackson had 15 points apiece for Southeastern Louisiana.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Alex Hamilton had 24 points and three teammates also reached double figures when Louisiana Tech defeated Ohio State 82-74 on Tuesday.

Erik McCree had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-0), who are off to their best start since 1998. Jacobi Boykins added 16 points and LeAntwan Luckett 10.

McCree hit a 3-pointer with under two minutes to play to give the Bulldogs a 76-69 lead to put the game away.

Ohio State (2-2) never led and lost a second straight home game to a non-major conference opponent after winning its previous 151 back to December 1994.

Marc Loving led Ohio State with 25 points; Keita Bates Diop scored 12 points and JaQuan Lyle 10.

Ohio State battled back from its largest deficit, 40-31, with just over two minutes left to trail 42-38 at the half after Loving banked a pressured layup off the glass with 2.9 seconds to go.


ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) -- Khalil Small made a key 3-pointer with 3:30 to play and Green Bay held on to beat Akron 66-63 on Tuesday night.

Charles Cooper scored 14 points to lead Green Bay (2-3). Jordan Fouse added nine points and 16 rebounds.

Pat Forsythe and Antino Jackson had 14 points apiece to lead Akron (3-2).

Cooper made a layup to stretch the Phoenix lead to 55-48. Jake Kretzer made a 3-pointer, Isaiah Johnson a pair of free throws, and Jackson added another 3-pointer and the Zips led 56-55 with six minutes remaining.

Carrington Love tipped in a shot, and split a pair of free throws before Small's 3-pointer stretched the Phoenix lead to 61-56. Kretzer made another 3-pointer to pull the Zips to 61-59. Fouse made a layup and Cooper was 3 of 6 from the line to cap the Phoenix scoring.

Jackson's 3-point attempt to tie it at the buzzer fell short.


KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Jimmy Hall scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Kent State beat Saint Francis (Pennsylvania) 79-60 on Tuesday night.

Xavier Pollard added 11 points for the Golden Flashes (3-1). Kent State took care of the ball with only five turnovers to 15 assists.

Greg Brown had 21 points for the Red Flash (2-2) on 8-of-12 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. However, the rest of his team was 1 of 10 from the arc and shot only 37.3 percent from the field. Josh Nebo added 11 points, seven from the free-throw line.

Kent State never trailed and led by 11 at halftime. The Golden Flashes had a 25-point lead, 70-45, after Chris Ortiz's basket with 8:06 to go.

The victory was the second in a row for Kent State while Saint Francis had a two-game win streak snapped.


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Joe Thomasson scored 17 points with six rebounds and five assists to pace Wright State over Division III Mount St. Joseph 66-52 on Tuesday.

Thomasson was 6-of-10 shooting and made all five free throw attempts. Michael Karena had 12 points and Mark Alstork added 11 points with six boards.

Femi Thompson led Mount St. Joseph with 15 points. Joel Scudder and Travis Combs had 13 points apiece.

Wright State (2-3) scored the first eight points of the game and never trailed, as Mount St. Joseph was scoreless over the first 5:15 of the game until Combs hit a 3-pointer. A 7-2 run at the end of the first half put Wright State up 31-12 at the intermission.

The Lions trimmed their deficit to 11 on Thompson's 3-pointer with 8:27 left, but the Raiders ran off eight straight to fend off the challenge.

Sports Stories

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - High School Hoops Spotlight

    High School Hoops Spotlight

    FOX 45 profiles boys and girls basketball players each Tuesday and we're looking for your nominations. Please email James Rider at
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - Football Friday - Scoreboard

    Football Friday - Scoreboard

    Check out all the scores from Friday night with the Tom Raper RV Scoreboard.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - Football Friday - Tailgate

    Football Friday - Tailgate

    Every Friday night Sports Director Nathan Baker tailgates at the Game of the Week.  Watch the coaches interviews and get a taste of Football Friday with the Tailgate.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - Football Friday - Band Blitz

    Football Friday - Band Blitz

    Into the band more then the game?  We have you covered with performances from local bands every Friday night with the Band Blitz.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - Football Friday - Player of the Week

    Football Friday - Player of the Week

    Only one player can be the MVP of the entire week.  Join us on Mondays as we select the top performer from the previous Friday night as the "sponsor" Player of the Week.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - Football Friday - Play of the Week

    Football Friday - Play of the Week

    Did your team provide the Play of the Week? Every Friday we pick the most amazing or game changing play.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - Football Friday - Game of the Week

    Football Friday - Game of the Week

    Every week one game is tabbed as the Game of the Week.  Watch extended highlights from the biggest game of the night.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - Football Friday - Cheerleader Shout Out

    Football Friday - Cheerleader Shout Out

    Know a cheerleader? Every Friday we get a cheerleader cheer at almost every game we go to. See if your squad made the cut with the Cheerleader Shout Out.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - Football Friday - Highlights

    Football Friday - Highlights

    ABC 22 & FOX 45 brings you more games every Friday night than any other local station. Watch the Highlights here
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - Top 22

    Top 22

    The 7th annual Tom Raper Top 22 helps countdown to the first Football Friday
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: Sports - Local Sports

    Local Sports

    Get local sports coverage here!
  • [an error occurred while processing this directive]

more »

Tonight on FOX 45

7:00 pm ..... College Football Pregame
7:30 pm ..... College Football
11:00 pm ... FOX 45 News at Ten
11:30 pm ... Animation Domination High-Def
12:30 am ... The Big Bang Theory
1:00 am ..... Modern Family
Complete Schedule»