DAYTON, Ohio – The Lansing Lugnuts (24-14) knocked out 13 hits and used another quality start from Chad Jenkins to rout the Dayton Dragons (18-21), 9-3, on Wednesday night at Fifth Third Field, the Lugnuts' seventh victory.
Ryan Schimpf set the tone three batters into the game, lacing
his first home run since Opening Day -- also, coincidentally, at Fifth
Every Lugnuts starter hit safely, with Ryan Goins, Brad
McElroy, Balbino Fuenmayor, and Eric Eiland each notching a pair of base
hits. In the process, shortstop Goins extended his hitting streak to nine
games and his on-base streak to 15 games.
The offensive barrage came in support of the 22-year-old
Jenkins (3-2), Toronto's 2009 first round pick, who struck out seven
batters while allowing only a trio of sixth inning runs in seven strong
The Lugnuts received scoreless work from their bullpen, with
Dustin Antolin pitching the eighth and Aaron Loup handling the ninth
Dayton starter Josh Ravin (2-3) suffered the loss, gashed for
nine hits and seven runs (five earned) in 5 2/3 innings.
Lansing goes for a eighth straight win and a sweep of the host
Dragons on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Nuts right-hander Ryan Tepera (3-1, 3.86)
will oppose Dayton left-hander Justin Walker (1-4, 6.57).
The Lugnuts return home on May 21st to open a eight-game
homestand. Tickets to all Lugnuts home games at Cooley Law School Stadium
are available for purchase online at www.lansinglugnuts.com, at the stadium
box office, and by calling 517-485-4500.