Jebavy Sets Dans Stolen Base Record
Running has been the hallmark of the Danville Dans this season, leading the Prospect League with 89 stolen bases this season. This past Monday, July 21, center fielder Ronnie Jebavy (#24) set a Danville single game stolen base record with seven steals during the Dans 6-5 loss at Champion City.
Jebavy – a junior-to-be at Middle Tennessee State – was two for five in the game with one walk. The lead-off hitter recorded a single in both the 1st and 3rd innings, and walked in the 4th. He stole second and then third base on subsequent pitches in all three innings, and scored in both the 3rd and 4th. In the 8th inning, Jebavy reached on a fielders’ choice, then stole second base for his record seventh steal of the game.
The previous record of six steals in one game – also a CICL record – was held by Jerome Edwards, who did it twice: July 6, 1989 and June 15, 1988.
On the season, Jebavy swiped 17 bases total (tied for 2nd in the Prospect League) while being caught just three times. He’s played in 41 of the Dans 46 games – missing the first week of the season while appearing in the NJCAA Division I National Baseball Tournament with his Columbia State Community College squad.
Congrats to Ronnie Jebavy!
Dans Playoff Tickets Now Available
Danville Dans are in the Prospect League Playoffs!
The first-half winners will host Game 2 of the best-of-three Division Series at Danville Stadium on Thursday, August 7. They will play the winner of the 2nd half of the season. (If the Dans win both halves, then the 2nd place overall team will be the Dans opponent.)
Game 3 - if needed - will also be played in Danville on Friday, August 8.
The winner of the West Division will host the first game of the Championship Series on Sunday, August 10.
Tickets for the playoffs can now be purchased for $4 - a $2 savings over the gate price. Playoff tickets would be good for any post-season game hosted by the Dans. Play-off tickets can be purchased at the ticket desk during any remaining Danville Dans home game.
Driver becomes part of the team
BY AARON GRAFF email@example.com
Bus drivers don’t usually practice baseball, but some do.
Dave Youngdahl is no ordinary bus driver for Campbell Bus Lines. He has transported multiple teams in the Prospect League including the Danville Dans. He was the regular Dans bus driver through the first half of the season, and even took infield and batting practice with the team.
Youngdahl spent 10 years as the technology coordinator for Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV before becoming a bus driver. He said he looked for work for a couple of months after losing his job, and his son reminded him he always talked about driving a bus to Disney after he retired.
Youngdahl decided to start his retirement early.
Six Dans Selected in 2014 MLB Draft
Bradley Roney - RHP - 2012 Dan
8th Round - Atlanta Braves
Andrew Daniel - 3B - 2012 Dan
Bryan Langlois - RF - 2011 Dan
Charles White - OF - 2011 Dan
Miles Nordgren - RHP - 2013 Dan
Spencer Hermann - LHP - 2013 Dan
Upcoming Home Games
Wednesday, July 30 vs Hannibal
Triple Play Combo Night
Thurs, July 31 vs West Virginia
Dans Fan Appreciation Night
Thursday, Aug 7 vs ? ?
Division Playoff Series Game 2
Friday, Aug 8 vs ? ?
Division Playoff Series Game 3