Fredbird and Clark Given Away This Week

This Thursday is Cubs-Cards Night with the Danville Dans. Everyone wearing a Cubs or Cardinals shirt (or any MLB team) will get in for just $3.
We'll also be drawing for the winners of our Fredbird and Clark metal signs. These signs stand in excess of 4' tall, and are heavy gauge metal. They were made locally by PhotoSteel in Tilton. Raffle tickets have been sold over the last month, and will still be available at all games this week - just $5. The winners will be drawn in the 7th inning Thursday night. First name drawn will get choice, with the second name receiving the other sign.

Your Commercial-News Recap

Pitching has been the staple of the Danville Dans in the 2015 Prospect League season.Coming into Tuesday night, Danville had the third-best ERA (2.71) in the league and the Dans starters had gone at least five innings in 46 of 50 games.

So when Ryan Gaines, who got the start against the Sliders, gave up five runs in the second inning, Danville manager Eric Coleman turned the game over to his bullpen.

Left-hander reliever Connor Mitchell and right-hander Brian Allec combined for seven shutout innings as the Dans overcame the 5-run deficit to beat the Sliders 7-5 before 2,816 at Danville Stadium.

"That's what won us the game,'' said Coleman of his bullpen duo. "They kept us in the game and gave us a chance. This is a great team win for us.''

And it's not like Tuesday was a unique performance for either Mitchell, who got the win to improve to 4-0, or for Allec, who earned his third save.Those two have allowed just one run in 26.1 innings since the Prospect League All-Star game on July 7th.

"Connor Mitchell, as of late, has been great,'' Coleman said. "He is really spotting the ball and throwing it well.Read the complete store on Commercial-News.com 

Brother vs. Brother Tonight? 

Tonight (Wednesday) could be an interesting game. Danville pitcher Michael McCormick is the brother to Springfield infielder Nick McCormick, who started the year as a temporary player for the Dans. Will they take each other on tonight? Come to the game and see! 





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