Dragons Complete Doubleheader Sweep

By Tom Nichols | June 12, 2010 12:44 PM

Dragons 3, Wisconsin 2 (Game 2)

June 12, 2010

Dayton (R-H-E): 3-8-1
Wisconsin (R-H-E): 2-4-1

WP: Tim Crabbe (1-0)
LP: Kyle Heckathorn (4-4)
Sv: Junior Martinez (1)

HR: Dayton: Chris Richburg (8th, 2 on base in third inning).
HR: Wisconsin: None.

Appleton, Wisconsin-Chris Richburg belted a three-run home run to lead the Dayton Dragons to a 3-2 victory and a doubleheader sweep over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Saturday night. The Dragons won the first game 10-0 and completed their first doubleheader sweep since July 18, 2008 when they won two over Cedar Rapids.

Richburg belted a home run to left with two outs and two men on in the third inning to give Dayton a 3-0 lead. It was Richburg's team-leading eighth home run of the season and his fourth in the last 11 games.

Wisconsin battled back in the bottom of the sixth against Dragons reliever Junior Martinez. Martinez walked two in the inning and uncorked two wild pitches before Chris Dennis stroked a single to right to drive in two runs and make it a 3-2 game.

But Martinez worked a scoreless seventh inning, allowing only a two-out infield single, to record his first career save.

Dragons starting pitcher Tim Crabbe (1-0) worked the first five innings, allowing just two hits and no runs with two walks and six strikeouts to earn the win.

Dayton finished with eight hits. Didi Gregorius and Henry Rodriguez each had two hits to lead the way.

Ryan LaMarre, the Cincinnati Reds second round draft pick earlier this week, made his professional debut. The University of Michigan product went 0 for 4, grounding out four times.

Dayton (26-36) will play at Wisconsin on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Pedro Villarreal (3-4, 3.59) will start for Dayton against Wisconsin's Nick Bucci (3-2, 1.74). The next home game is Friday, June 18th against the Great Lakes Loons at Fifth Third Field.

Dragons 10, Wisconsin 0 (Game 1)

June 12, 2010

Dayton (R-H-E): 10-12-0
Wisconsin (R-H-E): 0-2-4

WP: Jacob Johnson (3-4)
LP: Eric Arnett (0-7)
Sv: None

HR: Dayton: Cameron Satterwhite (1st, 0 on base in first inning); Frank Pfister (3rd, 0 on base in fourth inning); Didi Gregorius (3rd, 1 on base in sixth inning).
HR: Wisconsin: None.

Appleton, Wisconsin-Cameron Satterwhite collected three hits including a home run to lead off the game as the Dayton Dragons defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 10-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday night. The win gave the Dragons their largest margin of victory this season and their second shutout of the year.

Satterwhite had hits in his first three times to the plate after collecting hits in his last three at-bats in the last game on Thursday. He was finally retired on a ground out to third in the sixth inning to end his string of six consecutive hits. Satterwhite is 10 for 14 over his last three games to raise his batting average to .375.

Satterwhite got the Dragons going quickly when he hit the third pitch of the game over the left field fence for his first professional home run.

Dayton added two more runs in the third inning. Satterwhite and Didi Gregorius had back-to-back singles with one out and both scored on Chris Richburg's double down the left field line to make it 3-0. Frank Pfister drilled a solo home run to left in the fourth inning, his third homer of the year, to make it 4-0.

Dayton broke the game open in the top of the sixth inning, scoring three more runs, keyed by a two-run home run by Gregorius, his third of the season, to run the score to 7-0.

Pfister had an RBI double and Alex Oliveras added a run-scoring single in the seventh to highlight a three-run inning as the Dragons built a 10-0 lead.

Dragons starting pitcher Jacob Johnson won his third straight decision (3-4). He fired five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with one walk and one strikeout. Chase Ware pitched a perfect sixth inning and Jason Braun closed it out for Dayton with a perfect seventh.

Dayton collected 12 hits. Satterwhite was 3 for 5. Gregorius, Pfister, and Oliveras each had two hits. The Dragons, who entered the game batting .292 over the last 13 games, have had at least 10 hits in six of the last seven games.

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

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