Error prone Captains lose to Dragons, 8-3
After four straight wins, the Lake County Captains fell to the Dayton Dragons 8-3 on Sunday afternoon. The Captains held the lead until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Dragons had a five run inning to help seal the victory.
The first inning was strong for the Captains, with two runs being scored to grab an early lead over the Dragons. Erik Gonzalez led off the game with a single, and moved to third when Dorssys Paulino hit a ground-rule double to left field. Gonzalez scored on a Logan Vick ground out, and Paulino scored on a Joe Sever double.
The Dragons tied things up in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Tanner Rahier, and a Joe Hudson single.
Dayton’s major damage came in the fifth inning. Zach Vincej drew a lead-off walk off of struggling starter, Dylan Baker. Beau Amaral then tripled him in, to give the Dragons a lead they never relinquished. Joe Terry made it back-to-back tripes, scoring Amaral. Baker would walk Jesse Winkler, who then stole second. Seth Mejias-Brean doubled, scoring both Terry and Winkler. Junior Arias hit a one-out double later in the inning, scoring Mejias-Brean, which ended Baker’s day. The score was 7-2.
Dayton added another run in the bottom of the sixth, giving them their final tally.
Yhoxian Medina doubled in the top of the seventh inning, scoring Leo Castillo, and it finished the scoring at 8-3.
Sunday’s game suffered another 3 errors for the Captains, bringing their season total to 91, which is the most in the Midwest League. The Dragons also successfully stole 6 of 7 bases Sunday, the most the Captains have allowed all season in one game.
Monday’s game finishes a four game series for the Captains against the Dragons before an off day on Tuesday. Then the Captains travel to South Bend for a three game series on Wednesday.