|Wednesday, April 11, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jesse Goldberg-Strassler
( 517) 485-4500, extension 233
Lugs set team record, win 6th straight
DAYTON, OH – Thanks to a balanced eight-hit offensive attack, the Lansing Lugnuts (6-0) are off to the best start in franchise history, downing the Dayton Dragons (2-4), 7-4, to complete a three-game sweep on Wednesday night at Fifth Third Field.
The 2004 Lugnuts had set the previous standard, winning their first five games of the season.
Dragons ace Justice French (Loss, 1-1) started strong before getting tagged for five hits and five runs in his four innings, capped off by a four-run fourth inning.
Lugnuts second baseman Jon Berti belted his second career regular season home run in the eighth inning to provide some crucial insurance runs, in addition to great defense.
Four Lugs pitchers contributed in the win, started by Antony DeSclafani’s three-inning, one-run, three-hit performance, with righty Noah Syndergaard (Win, 1-0) limiting Dayton to only one unearned run in his three innings of work.
Closer Ajay Meyer faced the minimum in the ninth to record his Midwest League-leading third save of the year.The Lugnuts continue on to West Michigan for the second leg of their seven-game road trip, playing the opener of a four-game series on Thursday night at 6:35 p.m. Lugs left-hander Dave Rollins starts opposite Whitecaps right-hander Tommy Collier.
Lansing returns to Cooley Law School Stadium at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, April 16th, opening a three game homestand against the South Bend Silver Hawks. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.lansinglugnuts.com, at the stadium box office, and by calling 517-485-4500.
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