UPDATE: Dayton Dragons game to be played, team accepting donations for tornado victims

The Dayton Dragons will play the Lansing Lugnuts on Tuesday night as scheduled, and the team is accepting nonperishable foot items for victims of the storms that rocked the area Monday night.

Per a team release:

All non-perishable food items collected at Fifth Third Field from tonight through June 2 will be donated to the Foodbank, Inc. Additionally, the Dragons will conduct a "pass the bucket" at each game during this home stand for fans wishing to donate money. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross, Dayton Chapter.

Additionally, fans holding tickets to a game in the upcoming homestand who are unable to attend because of the effects of the storm can exchanged tickets for a future Dragons game this season.


The Dayton tornado spared Fifth Third Field, but baseball may be on hold as the city recovers.

The Dayton Dragons announced Tuesday morning their home field is without power and telephone service.

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No physical damage occurred according to team spokesman Tom Nichols, but the game scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight against Lansing may have to be postponed.

“We will make a decision this afternoon regarding the status of tonight’s game,” Nichols said in a release.

The team advises fans monitor its Twitter handle — @DragonsBaseball — and Facebook for updates, which are also available at

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The Dragons, Class A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, are 15-36 this season and in last place in the Midwest League Eastern division.

The game against the Lugnuts, a Toronto affiliate, is to be the first of a six-game homestead that will also include three games against the South Bend Cubs this weekend.