High School Baseball Resumes Friday

Doubleheader Begins at 4:30 P.M.

(Nick Falzerano)

By Dayton Dragons | April 20, 2017 4:49 PM ET

This spring, Fifth Third Field and the Dayton Dragons will host play host to a series of high school baseball games for the 12th straight season. A weekend packed with five games will commence with a doubleheader on Friday, April 21st.

The games at Fifth Third Field also serve as a fundraiser for the participating schools. This year's series of games will raise approximately $30,000 for the schools to help with the cost of uniforms, equipment, and bus transportation.

The first game, which begins at 4:30 p.m. game will be a Greater Western Ohio Conference battle between Wayne and Lebanon. Wayne is a member of the National East Division and is currently 6-8 on the season, but will be aiming for their first conference victory of 2017. Lebanon is off to a great start at 12-1 overall and is perfect in conference play at 4-0. They sit atop the National West Division standings.

Wayne is led offensively by a trio of juniors. Jacob Reedy paces the club with his .333 batting average, while Dylan Borns has tallied a team-leading seven RBI. Also of note is Dylan Donchez, who has the most hits on the squad (13) and five extra-base hits including a home run. On the mound, Donchez and Tyler Wynkoop have each registered two wins. Wynkoop has struck out 21 opposing hitters, the highest total on the staff.

Lebanon's Tyler Inloes has been one of the most feared hitters in the conference this year. The junior third baseman is tied for the GWOC lead with four home runs and has 25 runs batted in this spring, four more than the next closest hitter. Teammate A.J. Fritz is currently tie for third with 19 RBI. Joey Perkins, Nick Taylor, and Bo Wilson have combined for a 7-0 record on the hill and each averages more than one strikeout per inning pitched. 

In the nightcap, which is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. Arcanum and Franklin-Monroe will clash in Cross County Conference action. 

The Dayton Dragons have been hosting the Miami Valley's best baseball teams since 2006 and are proud to continue the tradition for a 12th consecutive year. A complete list of high school baseball games scheduled to be played at Fifth Third Field can be found below.

All games are free to attend and the media are invited to cover them. Gates will open 30 minutes prior to the first game played that day. High schools may provide their own PA announcers, broadcasters, cheer squads, and national anthem singers. Participating schools sell Dragons tickets to help raise money for their programs.

 

Date

Time

Home Team

Away Team

4/21/17

Friday, April 21, 2017

4:30 PM

Wayne

Lebanon

4/21/17

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:00 PM

Franklin-Monroe

Arcanum

4/22/17

Saturday, April 22, 2017

1:00 PM

Beavercreek

Fairborn

4/22/17

Saturday, April 22, 2017

4:00 PM

Greenville

West Carrollton

4/23/17

Sunday, April 23, 2017

4:00 PM

Covington

St. Henry

4/24/17

Monday, April 24, 2017

7:00 PM

Middletown

Lakota East

5/2/17

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

7:00 PM

Dayton Christian

Troy Christian

5/3/17

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

7:00 PM

Springfield

Brookville

5/4/17

Thursday, May 4, 2017

7:00 PM

Milton-Union

Lehman Catholic



 

More Information: The Dayton Dragons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play a 70-game home schedule at beautiful Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, easily accessible from Interstate 75. Individuals and groups seeking information about Dayton Dragons group tickets, lawn tickets, the season ticket wait list, sponsorship opportunities or booking a Dragons speaker are encouraged to contact the Dragons by calling (937) 228-2287, by email at dragons@daytondragons.com, or on the web at daytondragons.com

 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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