Dans Finish First Half of Season with Win

Danville Dans took on the Terre Haute Rex for the first time at Danville Stadium this year on Tuesday night. And they finished the first half of the season with a 7-5 win over the Rex. The Dans and Rex combined 21 hits – all singles. They also had nine error total between the teams.

Logan Steinberg, Joey Fiske, and Zack Fields each had two hits on the night, with Corbin Woods and Fiske also stealing a base.

Connor Grant gets his first win, pitching 2.2 innings. Reggie Johnson picks up his first save to wrap up the game.

Despite the loss, Terre Haute wins the first half crown for the Prospect League’s West Division, 6 games ahead of Danville. The Dans first-half record is 14-12.

Both teams kick off the second half of the season Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Danville Stadium. Terre Haute will face the second half winner in the division playoffs in August. If Terre Haute also wins the second half, then the 2nd place overall team appears in the playoffs.

McCormick Names Pitcher of the Week
Following an eight-inning outing last week, Danville Dans pitcher Michael McCormick has been named the Prospect League Pitcher of the Week.

A Parkland College product, McCormick will be attending Eastern Illinois University this fall. He was recognized for his outing against the Hannibal Cavemen, where he gave up just one run on two hits, leading the Dans to an 11-1 win that night. He also struck out four while walking just one batter.

On the season, McCormick has appeared in six games, starting five of them. He’s tied for the sixth in the league with 27 strikeouts in 33.1 innings, while walking just 12. He’s 2-2 with a 1.62as a 2.89 ERA.

Dans Schedule Additional Skills Camp

Following two successful camp days, the Danville Dans have scheduled an additional Baseball Skills Camp on Wednesday, July 15. The camp will run from 9:00 - 12:00 noon. The camp is open to all ballplayers age 8 up to 16.

Click here for a registration form.

Rumbelow Gets Call from the Yankees

Nick Rumbelow played on four different teams in the New York Yankees’ farm system last season, working his way up from Class A Charleston to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The only move left was to the big club in the Bronx.

That move happened yesterday, when the Yankees called up Rumbelow from the RailRiders to help out in their bullpen. The Yankees are home for two games against the Phillies this week.

A member of the 2011 Danville Dans, Rumbelow was part of the Dans record draft in 2013. The Yankees selected the LSU junior in the 7th round. During 2011, Rumbelow struck out 60 in nine starts – including 14 K’s against Hannibal on June 22 that year.

In the Yankees organization, though, the Bullard, TX native has been used exclusively in relief. This year for the Triple-A RailRiders, he’s worked 35.1 innings in 25 games, with a 2-1 record along with seven saves. He’s struck out 41 while walking just 7, and has a 3.31 ERA.

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