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Reds’ top pick Senzel goes 2-for-4 in Dragons debut

The life of a minor-league baseball player is a hurry-up-and-wait proposition. It can take years to climb the ladder to the majors and, fact is, most won’t. Nick Senzel certainly didn’t wait long to make his first move. The Cincinnati Reds’ top pick in last month’s draft, No. 2 overall, ...

Reds top two draft picks headed to Dayton

It didn’t take long for the Reds to start moving two of their top draft picks up the ladder. Third baseman Nick Senzel and catcher Chris Okey are expected to be in uniform at Fifth Third Field on Friday night when the Dayton Dragons open a weekend series against West ...

Dragons drop fourth straight to start second half of season

The Dayton Dragons are still looking for their first win in the second half of the Midwest League season.The Dragons dropped to 0-4 Sunday with an 11-1 loss to visiting Sound Bend. Dayton was outscored 31-2 in the series.“They say to get better, you have to hit rock bottom some ...

Dragons drop thrid straight to South Bend

Midway through Saturday’s game at Fifth Third Field, Dragons manager Dick Schofield looked at hitting coach Luis Bolivar and made an observation.“We were playing well before the break and we came back and it is like we are back to day one,” Schofield said. “You can blame whatever you want, ...

Reydel Medina smiles as he heads to the dugout during a recent game for the Dayton Dragons.

Tom Archdeacon: Dragons Medina’s journey ‘something right out of the movies’

Reydel Medina’s coming-of-age story is far different than those of his fellow Dayton Dragons. He turned 18 in a Mexican prison. “It was horrible,” said the affable right fielder. “A lot of people were there for immigration reasons like me and my dad. There were all kinds of people in ...

Dayton Dragons blanked by South Bend

This was not the start to the second half Dayton Dragons manager Dick Schofield had envisioned.The Dragons had won four of their final five games in the first half before the Midwest League All-Star break.“Not at all,” Schofield said following the Dragons 4-0 loss to South Bend that dropped them ...

Lebanon senior Dusty Isaacs, a pitcher on the Warrior baseball team, has signed a letter of intent to play at Georgia Tech. Staff photo by Gary Stelzer

Lebanon's Dusty Isaacs gets win in Midwest League ASG

Lansing Lugnuts pitcher Dusty Isaacs picked up the win in Tuesday’s Midwest League All-Star game as the East rallied to defeat the West 11-10 at Perfect Game Field in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Lebanon High School graduate entered the game in the bottom of the eighth with the East trailing ...

Dayton Dragons get second chance in second half of season

One benefit to playing in the Midwest League — a team can be buried in last place one day and in first place a few days later. That’s what happens when you start from scratch in the second half of the season.The Dayton Dragons will suddenly be contenders again tonight ...

Gloomy weather symbolizes Dragons’ season so far

The rain delay prior to the Dayton Dragons’ first-half Midwest League home finale, a 3-2 win over the South Bend Cubs on Wednesday, seemed a bit ironic.For most of the first half, the Dragons were like the lovable Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh, complete with permanent rain cloud hovering over ...

Dragons starting pitcher Tyler Mahle delivers. The Dragons defeated the visiting Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) 11-2 at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field on Thursday, July 9, 2015. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Cincinnati Reds prospect Tyler Mahle pitches no-hitter for Daytona

Cincinnati Reds prospect and former Dayton Dragon Tyler Mahle pitched his first no-hitter Monday night.Mahle, a 6-foot-4 right-hander, struck out six in a 4-0 win over Jupiter in Florida State League play. Mahle, 21, allowed just one baserunner — he hit a batter with a pitch in the third inning ...

Dragons starting pitcher Jacob Constante makes a delivery against the South Bend Cubs at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field on Monday, June 13, 2016. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Soto bridges cultural divide with Dragons’ Latin players

It’s not unusual for former Cincinnati Reds greats to anchor in the Dragons’ dugout. That’s where former Reds All-Star pitcher Mario Soto (1977-88) was planted during Monday night’s series opener against the visiting South Bend Cubs.A Dominican Republic native, it’s Soto’s job to huddle with Latin American players. Instead of ...

Tanner Rahier

DRAGONS PLAYER PROFILE

Who: Tanner RahierPosition: Third basemanPersonal: R/R; 5-11, 200 poundsBorn: Oct. 12, 1993 (22)Birthplace: Vancouver, Wash.Drafted: By the Reds in Round 2 of the first-year player draft out of Palm Desert (Calif.) High School, 2012.Notable: Suspended by Major League Baseball for the entire 2015 season for aggravated assault following an out-of-season ...

Dragons fall to Tincaps in series finale

You probably won’t be seeing the Dayton Dragons in orange again until the next Friday home game.The good-luck color of Friday night’s 10-run victory and Saturday’s extra-inning victory lost its luster Sunday afternoon. Fort Wayne struck back with a 7-3 victory to stay in the hunt for a first-half-of-the-season playoff ...

Jacob Constante

DRAGONS PLAYER PROFILE

Who: Jacob ConstantePosition: PitcherPersonal: L/L; 6-4, 235 poundsBorn: March 22, 1994 (22)Birthplace: Santo Domingo Este, Dominican RepublicDrafted: Signed by the Reds as an undrafted free agent in February 2013.Notable: Spent all of last season at Billings in the Pioneer Rookie League, performing well in the second half. Started this season ...

Tanner Rahier celebrates after his sixth-inning home run helped the Dragons trounce Fort Wayne 11-1 on Friday night at Fifth Third Field. NICHOLAS STUDIOS

Dragons bust out with 11-1 win over Fort Wayne

Dragons first baseman James Vasquez was able to sum up the feelings of the locker room rather easily Friday night.“Finally,” Vasquez said. “Our hard work is paying off.”The Dragons pounded out a season-high 15 hits and 11 runs at Fifth Third Field in a 11-1 win over Fort Wayne to ...

Austin Orewiler

Dragons Profile: Austin Orewiler

Who: Austin Orewiler Position: Pitcher Personal: R/R; 6-2, 220 pounds Born: May 18, 1993 (23) Birthplace: Galveston, Texas College: Rice Drafted: By the Reds in Round 14, 2015. Notable: Went the distance in a 7-inning, one-hit defeat of Bowling Green to complete a doubleheader sweep on May 21. Spent the ...

Ariel Hernandez

Former Dragons reliever named to East All-Stars

Relief pitcher Ariel Hernandez on Tuesday was the only Dayton Dragons member to be named to the East team for the 52nd Midwest League All-Star Game to be hosted by the Cedar Rapids Kernels on June 21.Hernandez (0-1) had a 2.59 ERA in 18 appearances with the Dragons. He was ...

Dragons third baseman Tanner Rahier (left) tags out Chuck Taylor of the South Bend Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks) at Dayton's Fifth Third Field on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Infielder Rahier returns to Dragons after missing 2015 following arrest

Infielder Tanner Rahier was transferred from Billings to Dayton by the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Rahier was arrested in Glendale, Arizona, in March 2015 after he was accused of throwing large rocks at his girlfriend, knocking her out. Rahier was involved in an argument inside a restaurant, the couple went ...

Lebanon grad Isaacs cherishes time at Dayton

The Dayton Dragons didn’t see much of Lansing Lugnuts reliever and Lebanon High School graduate Dusty Isaacs. And soon neither will the rest of the Midwest League.A league leader in most of the significant reliever stats, Isaacs is a favorite to land a call-up to the Dunedin (Fla.) Blue Jays ...

Zack Shields

DRAGONS PLAYER PROFILE

Who: Zack ShieldsPosition: OutfieldPersonal: L/R; 6-2, 160 poundsBorn: May 12, 1993 (23)Birthplace: Florence, S.C.School: UNC WilmingtonDrafted: By the Reds in Round 10, 2015.Notable: Assigned to Dayton from Billings on May 2. Spent all last season at Billings. Considered among the fastest players in the Reds’ organization, having been clocked in ...

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