Dragons Split Marathon Doubleheader with Fort WayneMay 9, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Dayton Dragons
Selsky bombed a long home run to left field with a runner aboard in the bottom of the second inning to give the Dragons their first lead of the series at 2-1. After Fort Wayne tied the game in the third inning at 2-2, the Dragons regained the lead in the third. Kyle Waldrop tripled to right-center field and scored on Selsky's ground out to third to make it 3-2. Dayton added another run in the fifth when Juan Perez doubled and scored on an error to give Dayton a 4-2 lead and close out the scoring.
Dragons starting pitcher Radhames Quezada (1-3) worked the first five innings, allowing four hits and two runs (one earned) with four walks and six strikeouts to earn his first win of the season. Reliever Brooks Pinckard followed Quezada and worked two innings of scoreless baseball to earn his first save.
In game one, Austin Hedges lined an RBI double to the left field fence to break a 1-1 tie in the top of the 16th inning as the TinCaps outlasted the Dragons 3-1. The marathon marked the longest Dragons game since the club played a 16-inning battle with Quad Cities at Fifth Third Field on July 25, 2009. In light of the fact that doubleheader games are schedule for seven innings in the minor leagues, the game featured nine extra innings, tying the club record set on July 2, 2004 when the Dragons played 18 innings in a scheduled nine-inning game at South Bend. The nine extra innings were the most at Fifth Third Field in franchise history.
Dragons starting pitcher Dan Jensen, a native of Centerville, made his first start of the season in game one after 10 relief appearances, and he pitched well. He worked the first four innings, allowing two hits and one unearned run with one walk and one strikeout. After Jensen, Ryan Kemp fired three scoreless innings, Carlos Contreras worked two, and Ryan Kiel was unscored upon in four innings of work. El'Hajj Muhammad (0-1) pitched two scoreless innings before surrendering two runs in the 16th to suffer the loss. Overall, Dragons relievers worked 11 straight scoreless innings before allowing the two runs in the final inning.
The Dragons had just five hits in game one. Selsky was 2 for 6 with a double and triple. They finished with four hits in their game two victory.
The Dragons (13-19) head to Eastlake, Ohio to meet the Lake County Captains in a three-game set starting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (WONE 980 AM Radio). Daniel Tuttle (1-1, 2.55) will start for Dayton against Lake County's Joe Colon (2-3, 3.90). The next home game is Saturday, May 12 against the Lansing Lugnuts.
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