#1 - June 23, 2019 at Centerville HS
Joe Becker Does it All - Walk-off HR in extras, Win No. 50
A back-and-forth contest with the Royals saw Chris Pluta single home Ian Huss in the bottom of the 7th to force extra innings. After Becker got through the top of the 8th unscathed, the storybook script was about to be penned. Chris Ridl started the bottom of the 8th with a clean single to left. What happened next is how legends are made.....Joe Becker, already pitching 8 innings, decided to take things into his own hands and tattooed an Evan Koogler fast ball into the left field parking lot for a stunning walk-off 2-run home run! And in recording his first ever home run, Becker earned himself career win No. 50!
#2 - July 2, 2017 at Centerville HS
Schooler, Marshall clutch in 9th inning rally
In a battle with the Machine, the game was tied at 7-7 going in to the bottom of the 8th. The Machine were able to coerce a balk to take the lead. Down but not out, the Rangers had one final chance at redemption. Nick Gilmore led off the inning by absorbing Paul Wilson's fourth HBP of the game. Wilson was removed in favor of Kevin Reynolds, who was having a breakout season in his return to the league. Reynolds got popups from Becker and Riley, as the Rangers were down to their final out. Ben Schooler then stepped up and delivered the key blow with an opposite field double to the fence as Gilmore scampered around the basepaths to tie the game. Kemp was then intentionally walked to face Brandon Marshall, who was just as clutch and smacked a seeing-eye single between short and third. Schooler raced around third and scored on a bang-bang play at the plate. Kemp, who took third on throw, came home on a throwing error from the catcher as the Rangers held on to win 10-8.
#3 - August 23, 2015 at Franklin HS
Rangers Gifted with Extra-Inning win
A competitive afternoon between two quality teams took an unfortunate ending that awarded the Rangers with a 5-4 win in 10 innings over the Redlegs. As great as any win can be for either side of the Backyard Battle, you hate to see a game end on a questionable call by an umpire. In what would be the first extra-innings contest in the Backyard Battle, the bottom of the 10th started with a leadoff double down the right field line by Ben Schubert. Kody Barth blooped a single to shallow left-center, just out of the reach of a diving Jared Bradley. Phil Dickerson was intentionally walked to load the bases. Nick Gilmore then stepped up to the plate and hit a sharp line drive one-hopper to the shortstop, who bobbled but recovered to fire home for the would-be force out at the plate. But apparently Schubert’s slide home “beat” the throw, giving the Rangers the walk-off 5-4 win. Joe Becker struck out six in the 10-inning complete game effort to move to 8-1 on the season.
#4 - July 2, 2011 at Springboro HS
Backyard Battle - Springboro edition
The Dayton Rangers swept the Camden Redlegs in the “Backyard Battle”. Luke Trubee blanked the Redlegs in his first Rangers start in game one. In game two, a pair of Springboro assistant coaches squared off on the mound as Shawn Schmitt (asst. varsity coach) toed the rubber for the Rangers, and Kevin Campbell (asst. JV coach) did the same for the Redlegs. Schmitt belted a 3-run homer off Campbell and Josh Cawein (JV head coach at the time) also went deep. Cawein would finish with 6 hits and 5 RBIs.
#5 - April 12, 2015 at Fairborn Legion Field
Glass grand slam part of Rangers' fifth straight Opening Day win
The Dayton Rangers rallied twice to knock off the defending MVABL champion Fairborn Athletics, 13-10.
The Rangers held an 8-5 advantage through 7-plus after trailing 5-2. But the A's Kyle Combs had a two-run double and Joey Watson smacked a 2-run home run to give the A’s the lead at 9-8. After Shawn Haffner doubled for his third hit of the day, Rangers coach Jonmarc Lippincott turned the ball over to rookie Eric Jordan. Jordan struck out the side to stall the A’s bats. The top of the ninth began with a single by Lippincott, followed by a walk to Ryan Meinert. Brandon lined out to center. Dickerson then blooped a single to center to load the bases to bring up newcomer Brennen Glass. After fouling off a handful of pitches, Glass got a pitch he wanted and deposited it over the left field fence for a go-ahead grand slam. Robert Riley kept the inning alive, reaching on a fielding error and scoring later on a wild pitch.
Pitching with a four-run lead, Jordan gave up a walk and a single to the bottom of the A’s order. However, Jordan recorded a crucial strikeout and a pair of fielder’s choices to wrap up the game and earn the win in his rookie debut. It marked the first time in team history that a reliever won an Opening Day game. Robert Riley’s first inning double was the 5000th MVABL hit in team history.
#6 - May 15, 2011 at AIA
Rangers battle back for 11-10 extra inning win over A's
Trailing 7-0 through 3 innings, the Rangers took its first lead on a Jelani Arnold sac fly in the 5th. A's regained lead in top of the final frame at 10-8. In the bottom of the seventh, Steve Marshall worked a leadoff walk. Ben Schubert would then launch a two-run home run to left center to tie the game and force extra innings. Shawn Schmitt entered to pitch the 8th inning, worked around a walk and a single to get three infield flyouts to give the Rangers another chance to win the game. Jelani led off the bottom of the 8th by getting hit by a pitch. James Robinson's pop fly to shallow right field was dropped when the fielders collided. After a groundout to put runners at second and third, Meeko Gomez walked to load the bases. Jonmarc Lippincott then took four straight balls to walk in the winning run. Schmitt recorded his 32nd career MVABL victory, passing Astros' great Tony Walters for most wins all-time in the MVABL.
#7 - May 23, 2010 at AIA
1st Rangers win in the Backyard Battle
The Rangers busted out the 1996 retro blue jerseys and got a little payback for their previous loss to the Redlegs, using a 6-run and a 5-run inning to knock off the Camden club 12-3. Clint Wolf hit his 30th career homer and had a bases-clearing triple. Left fielder Ben Schooler and center fielder Clint Wolf made outstanding plays in the outfield as both made dazzling over-the-head diving grabs at the wall to rob extra bases from two Redlegs batters.
#8 - May 27, 2012 at Xenia HS
Schooler K's 15 and Staten walks it off in Fury sweep
Ben Schooler had a great outing on the mound for his first start of the season, striking out a career-high 15 batters. In game two, Schooler's line drive to center was the franchise's 5000th hit. A 4-4 game heading in to the final inning....Josh Emmel, getting his first ever appearance on the mound, made the most of his debut, striking out the slugger Joey Everhart. He induced a double play to end the inning. The Rangers then got their opportunity for the win in the bottom of the seventh. With one out, Ian Huss would reach on a fielding error. Joe Staten would then stroke an opposite field line drive to left that bounced over the left fielder that allowed Huss to easily score the game-winner from first.
#9 - July 3, 2011 at Valley View HS
Rangers play longball, but lose to Shockers 17-16
The Dayton Rangers launched 9 home runs on the afternoon. Josh Cawein, Zach Carroll, and Ben Schooler each hit 2 home runs. Jelani Arnold, Robert Riley, and Shawn Schmitt also hit long balls. An early 7-2 lead turned into a 14-9 deficit. Rangers would tie the game at 16-16 as Schooler homered in the top of the 9th and Cawein added a two-out RBI double. But the Shockers’ bats ultimately won out, as they put runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out. After an intentional walk to load the bases, Taylor Hause delivered a shot that ricocheted off the yellow tubing in center field for the walk-off RBI single.
#10 - July 28, 2012 at Time Warner Stadium
Becker first 9-inning CG and Huss tattoos scoreboard
The Rangers played their first-ever game at Time Warner Cable Stadium and came away victorious in a 6-4 win over the Miami Valley Bats. Joe Becker pitched his first 9-inning complete game, striking out 4. Clinging to a one-run lead in the top of the ninth, Ian Huss launched a home run off the UD scoreboard.