Loons snap Dragons’ four-game winning streak

People sit social distanced during opening day for the Dayton Dragons at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton May 11, 2021. Contributed photo by E.L. Hubbard
People sit social distanced during opening day for the Dayton Dragons at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton May 11, 2021. Contributed photo by E.L. Hubbard

Credit: E.L. Hubbard

Credit: E.L. Hubbard

Andrew Shaps drove in five runs to lead a 16-hit Great Lakes attack as the Loons defeated the Dayton Dragons 10-2 on Saturday night.Great Lakes snapped the Dragons’ four-game winning streak.

The Dragons lost to the Loons for just the second time in 11 meetings this season. On Sunday, the teams will close out a six-game series as the Dragons try to win five-of-six in the set.

With Great Lakes leading 2-0 in the third inning, Dayton’s Quincy McAfee drilled a two-run double with two outs to tie the game. But the Loons regained the lead with four runs in the fourth inning and added four more in the seventh to close out the scoring.  haps delivered a pinch hit three-run triple in the fourth to break the 2-2 tie, and added a two-run double in the seventh.

Dayton starting pitcher Spencer Stockton (2-2) suffered the loss.  He allowed six runs on seven hits in three and one-third innings.  He struck out two without issuing a walk.

For the Dragons, Miguel Hernandez was 2 for 3 with a double to extend his hitting streak to seven straight games.