Dayton, OHIO - Great Lakes first baseman Tyler Ogle belted two home runs and collected four hits to lead the Loons to a 13-4 victory over the Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field on Sunday afternoon. The Loons won three-out-of-four in the series and improved to 5-4 on the season. The Dragons dropped to 3-7.
Ogle connected on a two-run home run in the sixth inning and added a solo shot in the seventh. He also added two singles and a walk to lead a 16-hit Loons attack.
Dragons starting pitcher Robert Stephenson (0-2) allowed eight runs (six earned) over the first two and two-thirds innings. He gave up eight hits and one walk with five strikeouts. Wes Mugarian replaced Stephenson with two outs in the third and lasted two and one-third innings, allowing four hits and four runs (three earned) with two walks and four strikeouts. Jesus Adames worked three innings, allowing four hits and one run with no walks and three strikeouts. Joel Bender closed it out for the Dragons with a scoreless inning, allowing a walk with one strikeout.
The Dragons finished with seven hits by seven different players. Robert Ramirez, Carlos Sanchez, and Humberto Valor each had a double.
Great Lakes scored two runs in the first inning and added one more in the second to take a 3-0 lead. The Dragons scored one run in the bottom of the second, but the Loons answered with five runs in the third to build a commanding 8-1 lead on the way to their third straight win in the series.
The Dragons (3-7) do not play on Monday before returning to action at Lake County on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Wandy Peralta (0-1, 3.00) will start for Dayton against Lake County's Luis DeJesus (0-1, 3.48). The next home game is Friday, April 19 against the Bowling Green Hot Rods at 7:00 p.m.
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