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Northmont's Catalyst to Sing National Anthem on Opening Day

Dayton, Ohio-Catalyst, an A cappella singing group from Northmont High School, has been selected as the winner of the Dayton Daily News Dayton Dragons national anthem contest. The group will sing the national anthem in front of a sell-out crowd at Fifth Third Field on Opening Day, April 6. The Dragons will host the Lake County Captains at 7:00 p.m. as they open their 18th season in Dayton.

Dragons 2017 Preview, Part 8: Relief Pitchers

Ryan Hendrix

This is the final edition of an eight-part series previewing the 2017 Dragons. Players listed here are candidates for positions on the 25-man Dragons season-opening roster.

Dragons Announce Little Big Leagues Program presented by IGS

It doesn't get much better than baseball being played by kids. The love affair with our nation's pastime began on little league fields across the country for so many of us. In that spirit, the Dayton Dragons and IGS are announcing a multi-year partnership to shine a spotlight on little leaguers all across our region.

Dragons 2017 Preview, Part 7: Starting Pitchers

Tony Santillan

This is part seven of an eight-part series previewing the 2017 Dragons. Players listed here are candidates for positions on the 25-man Dragons season-opening roster.

Dragons 2017 Preview, Part 6: Outfielders

The Dragons outfield picture for 2017 potentially looks like one of the team's biggest strengths, and one of the most improved areas from 2016.

Dragons 2017 Preview, Part 5: Third Basemen

John Sansone with Billings in 2016

This is part five of an eight-part series previewing the 2017 Dragons. Players listed here are candidates for positions on the 25-man Dragons season-opening roster.

Dragons Single-Game Ticket Sales to begin Wednesday

Ticket sales for Dayton Dragons 2017 home games will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15. The Dragons 18th Opening Day game is set for Thursday, April 6 when they host the Lake County Captains at Fifth Third Field at 7:00 p.m.

Dragons 2017 Preview, Part 4: Shortstops

Hector Vargas

This is part four of an eight-part series previewing the 2017 Dragons. Players listed here are candidates for positions on the 25-man Dragons season-opening roster.

Dragons 2017 Preview, Part 3: Second Basemen

Ronald Torreyes with the Dragons in 2011.

This is part three of an eight-part series previewing the 2017 Dragons. Players listed here are candidates for positions on the 25-man Dragons season-opening roster.

Dragons 2017 Preview, Part 1: Catchers

This is part one of an eight-part series previewing the 2017 Dragons. Players listed here are candidates for positions on the 25-man Dragons season-opening roster.

Bolivar Named Dragons Manager, Full Staff Announced

The Dayton Dragons announced their 2017 coaching staff today, as assigned by the Cincinnati Reds. Former Dragons infielder Luis Bolivar (BULL-uh-varr), a Midwest League All-Star in 2004, will serve as Dragons manager in 2017.

Dragons Green Team Performing at Area Schools

Opening night for the 2017 baseball season is 10 weeks away, but Dayton Dragons mascots Heater and Gem along with the Dragons Green Team are already bringing the excitement of baseball season to local elementary schools. For the fifth straight year, the Dragons entertainment team is performing assemblies at Miami Valley elementary schools. The program continues into April.

New, Improved Dragons Lair coming to Fifth Third Field

The Dayton Dragons today are pleased to announce a reinvention of the group seating section known as the "Dragons Lair" - located in left field - into a new and improved hospitality section at Fifth Third Field.

Registration underway for Dragons National Anthem Tryouts

A traditional sign that baseball season is just around the corner in the Miami Valley is the Dayton Daily News /Dayton Dragons National Anthem Tryouts. Auditions for the 2017 season's national anthem performers will be Saturday, February 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dayton Mall (Center Court).

Senzel Selected as Reds #1 Prospect

Baseball America, the trade publication for Minor League Baseball, has announced its annual list of top-10 prospects in the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Dayton Dragons 2016 Year in Review

The 17th year for the Dayton Dragons provided many highlights. Here are some of the stories that made 2016 another great year for the Dragons with the links to the stories.

Shed Long Wins Reds MiLB Hitter of the Year Award

Shed Long visits with students in 2016.

Dayton Dragons 2016 second baseman Shed Long has been selected as Cincinnati Reds Minor League Hitter of the Year. He was among three former Dragons honored as Reds Minor League award winners, as announced Friday at RedsFest.

5 Former Dragons added to Reds 40-man Roster

Jesse Winker with the Dragons in 2013.

The Cincinnati Reds added seven players to their 40-man roster today, prior to the deadline for protecting players in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Five of the seven players added to the Reds roster are former Dragons.

Reds to Play Futures Game in Dayton April 1st

The Cincinnati Reds will visit Fifth Third Field in Dayton when they battle their top prospects in a "Futures Game" on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:35 p.m. The game will feature current Reds players against the organization's top Minor League talent in the stadium where many of the current Reds players and top prospects once played.

Dragons VP Wins National MiLB Award

Brandy Guinaugh (at right) oversees the Dragons Anthem Home Run for Life program among her many responsibilities.

Dayton Dragons Vice President of Sponsor Services Brandy Guinaugh has been selected as the 40th Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year, as announced today by Minor League Baseball.

Senzel 'as advertised' for rebuilding Reds

The second pick in the 2016 Draft, Nick Senzel recorded 34 extra-base hits in 68 games between Billings and Dayton.

Nick Senzel, the second overall pick in the 2016 Draft, enjoyed a terrific first professional campaign and leads the 2016 Cincinnati Reds' Organization All-Stars.

Free to Breathe Run/Walk at Fifth Third Field Sat., Oct. 22

Hundreds of local residents are joining forces to fight lung cancer, united in the belief that surviving lung cancer should be the expectation, not the exception. These everyday superheroes will be meeting at the Dayton Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk on Saturday, October 22 at the Fifth Third Field.

Green Team Auditions Coming Up Saturday, November 5

The Dragons on-field hosts serve as the emcees of the entire entertainment show that takes place during inning breaks at Dragons home games. The hosts introduce contestants, skits, and contests and provide personality and enthusiasm.

Dragons V.P. Brandy Guinaugh Earns Major Honor

Brandy Guinaugh (at right) oversees the Dragons Anthem Home Run for Life program among her many responsibilities.

Brandy Guinaugh, Vice President of Sponsor Services for the Dayton Dragons, has been selected as the Midwest League's Woman Executive of the Year. The honor also carries the league's nomination for the national award, Minor League Baseball's Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year.

Dragons Senzel Named #1 Prospect in Midwest League

Dayton Dragons third baseman Nick Senzel was named today as the #1 prospect in the Midwest League in 2016 by Baseball America, the trade publication for Minor League Baseball.

Dragons Website Going Pink in October

The Dayton Dragons have gone pink during the month of October. In partnership with Kettering Health Network, the Dragons have turned their website pink to support the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

Dragons to Host Fifth Third Bank College Prep Night

The Dayton Dragons and Fifth Third Bank will hold College Prep Night, a free educational event for prospective college students, at Fifth Third Field on Wednesday, September 28 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dragons 2016 Attendance Ranks #7 of 160 in MiLB

Minor League Baseball™ has announced the final attendance rankings for all 160 teams for the 2016 season. The Dayton Dragons, a Single-A team, finished seventh in average per date at 8,188 with a season total of 548,574.

Fifth Third Field to Host MVDSA Buddy Walk

The 14th Annual Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association (MVDSA) Dayton Buddy Walk® will take place at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, September 17th beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Dragons 2016 Season Review

Nick Senzel

The Dayton Dragons completed their 17th season of Midwest League baseball on Monday. The 2016 season included many major storylines.

Dragons Drop Season Finale, 3-0

South Bend starting pitcher Ryan Kellogg and two relievers combined to scatter seven hits without allowing a walk as the Cubs shutout the Dayton Dragons 3-0 on Monday afternoon.

Dragons Press Box Notes for Sept. 5

Today's Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the South Bend Cubs (affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) in the last game of a three-game series. This is last game of the 2016 season for the Dragons.

Cubs Erase 2-0 Deficit, Top Dragons 3-2

South Bend's P.J. Higgins delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning to drive in the tying and go-ahead runs as the Cubs came from behind to defeat the Dayton Dragons 3-2.

Dragons Press Box Notes for Sept. 4

Today's Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the South Bend Cubs (affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) in the second game of a three-game series. This is next-to-last game of the 2016 season for the Dragons.

Dragons Press Box Notes for Sept. 3

Today's Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the South Bend Cubs (affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) in the first game of a three-game series. This is the final series of the 2016 season for the Dragons.

Dragons Earn Walk-Off Win in Home Season Finale

Shane Mardirosian lined a game-winning single to left-center field to drive in Jose Duarte from second base with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Dayton Dragons to a 3-2 walk-off victory.

Dragons Press Box Notes for September 2

The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Lake County Captains (affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Senzel, Piatnik Enjoy Big Nights in Dragons Win

Nick Senzel connected on two doubles and drove in three runs while James Vasquez added a home run to lead the Dayton Dragons to a 6-2 victory over the Lake County Captains in the next-to-last home game of the year for the Dragons.