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Dragons home opener officially canceled

Dragons welcome Loons for home opener


NEW INFORMATION: The Dayton Dragons home opener against the Great Lake Loons has been canceled due to rain. The game will be made up Saturday with a double header. Tomorrow's game is at 7 p.m.

In a 1-0 loss at South Bend on Tuesday, the Dragons’ lineup featured two hitters with batting averages above .200. They were held to two hits, wasting a solid start from Robert Stephenson, the Cincinnati Reds’ No. 2 prospect according to Baseball America.

Dayton is 2-4 after Wednesday’s  rainout in the South Bend series finale.

Drew Cisco, who earned Dayton’s first win last Saturday in an 8-3 victory over West Michigan, takes the ball tonight against the Great Lakes Loons as the Dragons seek to entertain their 914th consecutive home sellout.

Cisco, who pitched six innings in his debut, allowing a run on three hits and striking out eight, is a South Carolina native with deep Ohio roots. His grandfather is Galen Cisco of St. Marys, a famed pitching coach who starred in baseball and football at Ohio State in the 1950s.

Galen Cisco played fullback, won a national title and was a co-captain under Woody Hayes. He later won two World Series rings as pitching coach of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992-1993.

Who’s hot: Second baseman Brent Peterson has been on a roll, going 7-for-10 in his first three games with two doubles and two RBIs. First baseman Carlos Sanchez is hitting .294 over his first five games.

Festivities: Olivia Loeffler of Loveland will perform the national anthem. She won the Dragons’ national anthem contest. Skydivers will make an appearance as well as the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard. Sgt. Felita LaRock of the Air Force Band of Flight will perform “God Bless America.”

On TV: Tonight’s game will be shown live on Ch. 7.2 (Time Warner 23, Digital 372) with Dragons play-by-play announcer Tom Nichols calling the action alongside Billy Doran, a former infielder with the Reds and Astros and currently the Reds’ assistant coordinator of instruction. Saturday’s 7 p.m. game against Great Lakes is also on TV, with former Reds first baseman and Dragons manager Todd Benzinger joining Nichols in the booth.



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