Dayton, Oh - Sean-Reid Foley set a professional high with ten strikeouts, powering the Lansing Lugnuts (30-20) past the Dayton Dragons (26-24), 4-0, Saturday at Fifth Third Field.
Reid-Foley is the first Lugnuts pitcher to strike out ten batters since Kramer Champlin fanned ten West Michigan Whitecaps in June 2013. The 19-year old starter tied season lows in allowing one hit and one walk. He set a professional high with 5.2 IP.
Tim Mayza relieved Reid-Foley for the final out of the sixth. Chase Mallard took over for Mayza in the seventh and worked the final three innings, allowing two hits and earning his third save of the season.
The Lugs offense pounded Dayton starter Tejay Antone (Loss, 3-4) for four runs over 5.2 IP.
A three-run Lugnuts sixth inning knocked Antone out of the game. Richard Urena (1-for-4) knocked in Michael De La Cruz, Ryan McBroom (1-for-4) doubled in Urena, and a D.J. Davis (1-for-4) single plated McBroom.
Anthony Alford (1-for-4) singled in the sixth inning to extend his on-base streak to 33 consecutive games. He has gotten on base in every game he has had a plate appearance.
The Lugnuts look for their fifth straight win tomorrow against the Dragons in game three of the series, starting at 2 p.m. Jesus Tinoco (0-3, 3.20 ERA) opposes Mark Armstrong (3-1, 2.82 ERA).
The next Lugnuts homestand is June 3-8 with three-game series against the Burlington Bees and Peoria Chiefs. For more information, call (517) 485-4500 or visit lansinglugnuts.com.
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