Dayton Dragons at Lansing Lugnuts

April 29th, 2004

Chris Dickerson CF 1 1 0 0
Luis Bolivar SS 6 0 0 0
Joey Votto 1B 5 0 2 1
Ryan Fry RF 4 0 1 0
Kyle Smith LF 3 0 0 0
Walter Olmstead 3B 3 2 2 0
Habelito Hernandez 2B 5 0 2 1
Jeff Urgelles C 4 1 1 2
Troy Cairns DH 5 0 0 0
Chris Walker CF 5 0 2 2
Ryan Fitzgerald RF 3 2 0 0
Brian Dopirak 1B 5 1 0 0
Jake Fox DH 2 1 2 1
Kevin Collins LF 4 2 1 3
Robinson Chirinos 2B 4 2 2 1
Alan Rick C 4 2 2 2
Alfredo Francisco 3B 4 0 0 0
Carlos Rojas SS 4 1 2 1

Dayton 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 10 2
Lansing 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 X 11 11 1

E-Bolivar, Fry, Rick, LOB DAY-16, LAN-4, 2B-Olmstead, Hernandez, Chirinos, 3B-Walker, Chirinos, HR-Urgelles, Collins (1st Inn/3 Run), Rick (3rd Inn/3 Run), SB-Dickerson, Fitzgerald

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Derek Hawk 3 5 8 7 2 1 L (0-2)
Brick Till 4 2 0 0 1 6 ND
Trey Rice 1 4 3 3 0 1 ND

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Randy Wells 5 4 1 1 6 6 W (1-2)
Juan Mateo 2 3 1 1 1 2 ND
Ed Campusano 2 3 2 2 2 3 ND

BB-Fitzgerald, Dickerson 5
WP-Wells, HBP-Olmstead (Wells), Urgelles (Wells), Fox (Hawk)
U-Mark Ripperger, Clinton Mahan
T-2:51, A-3,784

Dayton Daily News

The Dayton Dragons scored a run in the first inning at Oldsmobile Park Thursday night, and then it was back to reality and futility.

Dayton tied a club record by stranding 16 runners en route to an 11-4 drubbing at the hands of the Lugnuts.

Chris Dickerson opened the game with a walk, one of five he drew on the night, setting a Dayton franchise record for most walks by a player in a game.

The Lugnuts scored four in the bottom of the first off losing pitcher Derek Hawk and added four more in the third.

Lansing State Journal
by Mark Feather

Lansing starter Randy Wells finally got the run support he needed.

In three previous starts, the Lugnuts offense failed to produce a single run for the 6 for 4 right hander.

That wasn't the case on Thursday as the Lugnuts scored four runs in the first inning and four more in the third to give Wells his first career win as the Lugnuts (11-9) defeated Dayton 11-4.

"It's nice to get that first win, but I didn't pitch very well honestly." said Wells, who allowed four hits, one earned run, hit a batter, walked six, and struck out six.

"The guys made some nice defensive plays behind me, but I was a little off and fighting from behind all night."

It looked as if Wells (1-2), who converted from catcher late last season, was going to have a rough outing as he allowed two walks, a single and an earned run as the Dragons (8-12) took a 1-0 lead after the first inning.

But Lansing's bats came to the rescue in the bottom of the inning when Jake Fox scored Ryan Fitzgerald on an RBI single to centerfield and Kevin Collins cleared the bases with a three run homer.

Collins fifth home run of the season tied teammate Brian Dopirak and Quad Cities Scott Whitrock for the league lead.

"It's a little early to pay much attention to that, but it's always nice to be up there" Collins said.

Fitzgerald scored his second run of the game in the third inning after leading off with a walk. He advanced on a hit batter, again on a fielder's choice and scored on a throwing error by Dayton short stop Luis Bolivar.

Second baseman Robinson Chirinos recorded Lansing's first triple of the season to score another run in the third and catcher Alan Rick followed it up with his first homer, a two run shot to right field.

Lansing turned a six run lead into a nine run blowout in the eighth inning.