Former Dragons pitcher Zach Ward (WP, 8-0) got the start against his old mates, three days after being traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Minnesota Twins for pitcher Kyle Lohse. In his fourth try for his eighth win of the season, Ward was finally successful as the Snappers staked him to a 3-0 lead. The Snappers added a pair of late runs to beat the Dragons 5-1 at Pohlman Field.
Ward stymied his former team allowing only one hit in the 5.2 innings he worked. The only hit Ward surrendered was to Habelito Hernandez who extended his hitting streak to 12 games, the longest hit streak for a Dragons player in 2006. Ward struck out six and walked one and did not allow a Dayton runner past second base all night.