Dragons beat Hot Rods 6-2 in error-riddled game

Dayton Dragons 3B Gavin LaValley went 3-for-5 with a home run.

Dragons 3B Gavin LaValley went 3-for-5 with a homer.

Five Dayton Dragons had multiple hits to lead their team to a 6-2 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods in a Saturday night game that included six errors. (A seventh error was changed to a hit after the game.)

The Dragons offense was led by Gavin LaValley, whose three hits included a solo homer. Ronald Bueno, Brian O’Grady, Avain Rachal and Narciso Crook additionally had two hits each for Dayton.

Dayton Dragons LF Narciso Crook went 2-for-5 with a two-run double Saturday.

Dragons LF Narciso Crook went 2-for-5 with a two-run double.

Jonathan Reynoso went 0-for-4 with a walk, yet managed to reach base four times. In addition to the walk, he reached base on an error three times.

Dragons baserunner Jonathan Reynoso slides back safely to first. Alec Sole is manning the base for the Hot Rods.

Dragons baserunner Jonathan Reynoso slides back safely to first. Alec Sole is manning the base for the Hot Rods.

Riley Unroe was the only Hot Rods player to collect two hits, though Thomas Milone and Mac James each drew a pair of walks.

Hot Rods 2B Riley Unroe stands at second base during Saturday's game.

Hot Rods 2B Riley Unroe stands at second base during Saturday’s game.

Just as he had earlier in the series, Milone showed off his defensive skills with a great play in the outfield. LaValley, who had homered earlier in the game, crushed the ball to deep centerfield, but Milone hauled it in by making a catch while running at full tilt.

Thomas Milone patrolled centerfield for the Hot Rods on Saturday.

Hot Rods CF Thomas Milone

LHP Mike Sullivan was credited with the win after striking out four in three scoreless innings of relief. He gave up one hit and one walk.

Dragons LHP Mike Sullivan

Dragons LHP Mike Sullivan

The four-game series closes out Sunday with a matinee game that pits Hot Rods RHP Hunter Wood (0-2, 1.44 ERA) vs. Dragons LHP Junior Morillo (1-1, 4.09 ERA). It will be my last game in Bowling Green on this road trip.

Note from the Dragons game story: Garrett Boulware and Shed Long completed three-game suspensions Saturday and will be eligible to play Sunday. Both were among seven Dragons players suspended after an on-field altercation at South Bend on June 17. Avain Rachal and Jose Ortiz will begin three-game suspensions Sunday.

Dragons 1B Avain Rachal

Dragons 1B Avain Rachal

*All photos by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler

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