DAYTON, Ohio - Joe Hudson collected three hits to lead a 16-hit Dayton attack as the Dragons defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 7-3 at Fifth Third Field. The Dragons and Lugnuts have split the first two games of the series with the rubber match set for Tuesday night.
All nine players in the Dragons lineup had at least one hit. Along with the three hits by Hudson, the Dragons got two hits apiece from Beau Amaral, Sammy Diaz, Junior Arias, Seth Mejias-Brean, and Zach Vincej.
The Dragons broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Arias singled to start the inning and went to third on a single to right by Jesse Winker. Mejias-Brean's hit to center brought in Arias to make it 3-2. Jeff Gelalich reached on a bunt play to pitcher Alonzo Gonzalez, who threw late to third. Tanner Rahier grounded into a double play as Winker scored to make it 4-2, and Hudson singled to drive in Mejias-Brean. One batter later, Amaral singled to left field to drive in Hudson and give the Dragons a 6-2 lead.
Dragons starting pitcher Drew Cisco (3-4) pitched well and earned the win. He allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings. He gave up six hits and one walk while striking out three. Joel Bender pitched a scoreless seventh, allowing one hit. Sean Lucas worked two perfect innings to earn his 11th save. He struck out two.
Arias went 2 for 4 to extend his hitting streak to 10 straight games, matching the longest of the year for a Dayton player.
The Dragons will take on the Lugnuts at Fifth Third Field on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the series finale. Nick Travieso (1-2, 6.75) will start for the Dragons against Lansing's Taylor Cole (4-5, 3.96).
Two women were arrested early Saturday morning after leading Dayton and Riverside Police on a slow speed pursuit with a stolen snow plow.
Preble County crews are battling a barn fire this afternoon on Barnetts Mill Road in Camden.
One person was injured in a single vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in West Elkton.
Wayne County, Indiana remains under a level one snow emergency Saturday afternoon.
An 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War who was detained for several weeks in North Korea arrived home Saturday in California.