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Dragons Homestand Preview

July 16, 2013 - Midwest League (MWL) Dayton Dragons

**Game and Radio Broadcast Schedule**

Wednesday, July 17 - Dayton Dragons vs. Beloit Snappers, 7:00 PM

Thursday, July 18 - Dayton Dragons vs. Beloit Snappers, 7:00 PM

Friday, July 19 - Dayton Dragons vs. Beloit Snappers, 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 20 - Dayton Dragons vs. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 7:00 PM

Sunday, July 21 - Dayton Dragons vs. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 2:00 PM

Monday, July 22 - Dayton Dragons vs. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 7:00 PM

All games broadcast on WONE 980 AM and streamed via the Dragons website at www.daytondragons.com.

**Dragons On TV**

On Thursday, July 18th, Friday, July 19th, and Saturday, July 20th, the games will be televised on WHIO Digital Channel 7.2. They are available on Time Warner Basic Cable Channel 23 and Digital Channel 372.

Former Reds pitcher Doug Bair will be Tom's guest on the broadcast Thursday, July 18th.

Former Reds player and coach Tommy Helms, a member of the Reds Hall- of-Fame, will join Tom on the broadcasts Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th.

**For Your Entertainment**

Dragons Mascots Heater and Gem and the Green Team will be performing skits throughout each game of the six-game homestand.

Wednesday, July 17

National Anthem performed by Drew Wallace (Dayton, Ohio)

Heidelberg Distributing will be offering free samples of Shock Top Belgian White Beer by the café and sections 116 and 117 between from 6-7 PM.

Seven-year-old TJ Petrovic will celebrate his Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Home Run for Life during the game.

Thursday, July 18

National Anthem performed by Rachel Hoover (Middletown, Ohio)

Mini Dugout Dancers will perform during the game..

Friday, July 19

National Anthem performed by Rachel Rudegeair (Kettering, OH)

Miami Jacobs Career College will have an information booth on the Fifth Third Field plaza before the game.

Saturday, July 20

National Anthem performed by The Day Tones (Dayton, OH)

Cohen Recycling will be collecting used and unwanted electronics on the plaza at Fifth Third Field from 2-5 PM. Join Heater, Gem, and the Green Team, plus, inflatable games, glitter tattoos, and balloon animals for the kids, and a free Dragons t-shirt. Donors will be entered for a chance to earn a "VIP Experience," including throwing out the first pitch before a Dragons game.

Mini Dugout Dancers will perform during the game.

Rumpke will bring its mascot Binny to the plaza at Fifth Third Field.

Kroger's Baseball Buddies will accompany Dragons Players onto the as the starting lineup is announced.

Sunday, July 21

National Anthem performed by Grand Heights Praise Team (Fairborn, OH)

Kroger's Baseball Buddies will accompany Dragons Players onto the as the starting lineup is announced.

Great Clips will offer free haircuts on the Fifth Third Field plaza before the game.

Avis will have a rental car on display on the plaza.

Monday, July 22

National Anthem performed by Waves of Mercy (Springfield, OH)

Roosters will be offering free samples on the Fifth Third Field Plaza with the Roosters Roadshow before the game.

**Dragons On The Field**

The Dragons have played much improved baseball in the second half. After the first 24 games of half number two, the Dragons sit at an even .500. The Dragons have continued to improve offensively over the past few months. After ending April last in the league in batting, the Dragons now rank seventh in the league with a .256 batting average. Seth Mejias-Brean and Tanner Rahier have led the Dragons in July. Mejias-Brean is batting .370, while Rahier is hitting .354 in the month. The Dragons pitching staff has improved its ERA by almost a full run in the month as well.

The Dragons have eight players on Baseball America's Top 30 Reds Prospects list. Baseball America rated starting pitcher Robert Stephenson as the top pitching prospect in the Reds farm system. He is ranked second in the organization behind former Dragon Billy Hamilton. Starting pitchers Nick Travieso (#6), Ismael Guillon (#9), and Sal Romano (#30) are also ranked by Baseball America. Meanwhile, Baseball America touts outfielder Jesse Winker as the "best pure hitter" in the Reds system and the number seven prospect. Outfielder Jeff Gelalich ranks 14th in the system, third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean is rated as the Reds 19th best prospect, and third baseman Tanner Rahier is tabbed as the number 20 prospect in the Reds organization.

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