Now that the calendar has turned to 2016, it’s time to start planning your summer fun. Be sure to include the Danville Dans on your must-do list. And the Dans have released their 60-game schedule for 2016, and there are some new highlights on the schedule, from new teams to a couple of games on Sundays.
The Dans will kick off their 2016 campaign on May 26 with four road games. The home opener – a Two-Buck Tuesday – will be May 31 against Hannibal. New team DuPage Drones will make their first appearance at Danville Stadium on Friday, June 3, with league’s other new squad – Lafayette Aviators – coming in the next week on June 7.
The schedule features five Saturday
and six Friday nights. There are also seven Tuesdays (that’s a lot of Two-Buck
Tuesdays) and three Wednesdays. Our seven
Thursday nights are Kid’s Night, where kids get in free with a paid adult.This year’s schedule also features
two games to be played on Sunday: June
12 and July 31, both against Quincy.
Game times for Monday – Saturday will remain at 6:30 pm, with any double headers created by rainouts starting at 6:00 pm. The Sunday games will have an earlier start time at 4:30 pm. The gates to Danville Stadium will open one hour prior to game time.
Danville Dans are pleased to announce that they have Ticket Books for the 2016 available at a pre-season reduced price of just $95 - a savings of $15 over the 2016 season price.
Ticket books can be purchased by clicking the Buy Now button to the right.
If you would like to pay cash or check, then email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-918-3401 to arrange for pickup of ticket books.
Perfect Game and Baseball America have recently released their Top Prospects lists for the Prospect League. And two Danville Dans made those lists.
Steinberg Makes Perfect Game Top Five Prospects
Logan Steinberg, a current sophomore at St. Mary's College in California, was named to the Perfect Game Top Five Prospects list. The infielder played in 41 games for the Dans, hitting .297 wiht five doubles and 20 RBIs. During a eight-game stretch the last of June / first of July, he went 14 for 34 (.412), with one walk and seven RBIs.
He was named to the Prospect League's West Division All-Star team.
Wivinis Earns Spot on Baseball America Top Ten List
Matt Wivinis is entering his senior season at Eastern Illinois University. He led the Dans in 2015 with a 7-3 record in 11 starts, including one complete game. In his 70 innings of work, he gave up just 17 earned runs, leading to a 2.18 ERA. He had 54 strikeouts (5th in the Prospect League) with just 13 walks, and a 1.06 WHIP.