The Dayton Dragons pitching staff continued to have their way with the Great Lakes Loons – well, mostly. Daytona had a wild ending to salvage a split in their double header. And Mark Kolozsvary had another big game as he continued to make a run at best hitter in Chattanooga Lookouts history.

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The Louisville Bats lost 10-0. Box Score

Game Notes

When Riley O’Brien left the game in the 5th inning the bases were loaded and the game was scoreless. By the time the inning was over it was 6-0 Columbus and the Clippers never looked back.

Mark Payton is hitting .400/.500/.600 through the first four games of the season.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 12-10. Box Score

Game Notes

Mark Kolozsvary is 5-7 on the season with three doubles, two home runs, five walks, and one strikeout. He’s hitting .714/.833/2.000 through three games.

It was a tough night for Chattanooga pitching when it came to keeping the ball in the park as they allowed five home runs on the day.

Nick Howard is having himself a nice return to the organization. He’s now allowed just one baserunner in his first 3.1 innings of the season and picked up five strikeouts.

The Dayton Dragons won 9-5. Box Score

Game Notes

Jacob Hurtubise now has four steals on the season.

Brian Rey is hitting .364 and slugging 1.000. He has not struck out through three games.

Quincy McAfee is hitting .385/.500/.692 through four games played.

Great Lakes had six hits in the game. That doubled the amount of hits they had in the series as they only had six hits in the first three games combined against the Dragons.

Dayton’s pitching staff had 18 strikeouts in the game.

Graham Ashcraft hit 100 MPH in the first inning of the game.

The Daytona Tortugas split a double header

Game 1: 3-1 loss. Box Score

Game 2: 5-2 win. Box Score

Game Notes

Austin Hendrick didn’t play in either game of the double header.

Rece Hinds got every last bit of his home run in game two. It had an exit velocity of 108.5 MPH. I was able to get a video clip of it.

The top of the 7th inning was wild. Palm Beach led 2-1 but a 1-out error was followed by a single and a hit batter to load the bases. A strikeout led to the second out of the inning, bringing Rece Hinds to the plate. He hit a fly ball into center that was dropped by the center fielder, bringing two runs in to put Daytona ahead 3-2. Allan Cerda followed with a grounder to shortstop, but  a throwing error on the play brought in two more runs to make it 5-2. Two 2-out errors took a 2-1 win and turned it into a 5-2 loss for the Cardinals.

Top 25 Reds Prospect Rundown

5/8 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 1-3 7:00pm Takahashi Here Here Here
Chattanooga 2-2 7:15pm Curlis Here Here Here
Dayton 3-1 6:05pm Salinas Here Here Here
Daytona 2-2 6:30pm Williams Here Here N/A

8 Responses

  1. Matthew O'Neal

    Didn’t recognize Jake Gozzo’s name, and upon clicking his link, it’s interesting to see that everything says he’s a 1B. No college pitching stats. I guess he and the Reds decided first wasn’t for him.

    • Doug Gray

      Yeah, he’s listed as a first baseman in the media guide. But he was in spring training as a pitcher, so at some point before the spring that was the plan.

  2. RojoBenjy

    I was listening to the Dragons on radio and the story behind Jacob Hurtubise was really interesting. He’s a West Poubt grad with speed and on-base skills that don’t include “big flies.”

    I submit it to you as a worthy consideration for a feature story, Mr. Gray

    • Doug Gray

      I’ll upload the interview he did with the media before opening day. I’ll just let him tell the story. Check back later today.

  3. MK

    Interesting that Siani has been a DH in all three Dragons games so far. Quinn Cotton has been in center.

  4. MK

    With Roa, Bonnin, Boyle all injured and with Wainwright non-active last years draft no looking real good.