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With injuries behind him, Blake Dunn is focused on baseball with Dayton this season

The Saugatuck native is playing against the Whitecaps this week at LMCU Ballpark
Blake Dunn, Dayton Dragons
Posted at 6:32 PM, Apr 18, 2023

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Blake Dunn battled injuries in 2022.

With injuries behind him, Blake Dunn is focused on baseball with Dayton this season

The Saugatuck High School alum is healthy now on focused on producing for high-A Dayton this season in the Cincinnati Reds organization.

"Not really a lot of stuff that was in my control with the collision that I had with my teammate and the unfortunate flare up with my forearm that I had last year," Dunn said. "It is just kind of stuff that happens, everybody deals with injuries. Obviously you want to limit them as much as you can and put your body in a place to withstand a long season. That is just kind of my goal for this year is just to stay healthy, get on the field as much as I can and play the game that I love."

Dunn is back home this week as his Dragons are playing a six-game series at LMCU Ballpark against the West Michigan Whitecaps starting with a Tuesday night game at 6:35 p.m.

The former Western Michigan University baseball is settling into his role as Dayton's lead off hitter this season.

With injuries behind him, Blake Dunn is focused on baseball with Dayton this season

Dunn already has two home runs, two stolen bases and entered Tuesday with an OPS (On Base plus Slugging) of 1.048.

"If you were to look at my swing in college to my swing now it is definitely different," Dunn said. "I think a lot of baseball players, we are always trying to fine tune and tweak things just to give ourselves a better edge and trying to find that perfect swing and it is so hard obviously because it is impossible to be perfect in the game of baseball with how much we are failing. I would say I've definitely gone through some development periods with my swing and my game stuff like that, but that is part of the minor leagues and we are trying to make ourselves into the players that we want to be to help the big league club win a World Series."