Dans Win & Make Playoffs!
Game 1 Is Friday 

Danville Dans held onto their second-place overall position thanks to a 4-1 win over the Terre Haute Rex. They will now take on the Rex in a best-of-three West Division playoff series.

Game 1 will be played at Danville Stadium on Friday, August 7. Game time is 6:30 pm. Tickets will be just $3

Games 2 & 3 (if necessary) will be played in Terre Haute on Saturday and Sunday, August 8-9. This is the third year in a row the Dans have made the Prospect League playoffs.

At the beginning of the season, Danville Dans manager Eric Coleman gave his team a goal: lead the Prospect League in stolen bases for the second year in a row.

The Dans have gone out and done that, setting a record for the most stolen bases in a season. With four bases in Tuesday night’s game at Hannibal, the Dans have now pilfered 133 bases on the season. That breaks the previous high of 132 steals by the West Virginia Miners in the 2012 season.

They are 24 steals ahead of West Virginia for the league lead this year, with two games remaining in the regular season. The Dans led the league last season with 119 steals.

Leading the way for Danville are infielder Justin Bridgman (Univ of Nevada), who is second in the league with 27 swipes. Corbin Woods (Univ of Iowa) and Joey Fiske (St. Mary’s College of CA) have each added 16 steals.

Do-Or-Die for Dans - Wednesday's Game Recap

After 59 games over 71 days, the Danville Dans hopes for a postseason berth in the 2015 Prospect League season will come down to the final game of the season against the Terre Haute Rex.

On Wednesday night, Danville had an opportunity to secure its third-straight playoff appearance but a 5-1 loss to the Terre Haute Rex, coupled with Kokomo's 2-0 win over Springfield has set up this unique battle for the final playoff spot.

So now if the 2015 Dans want to reach the Prospect League's West Division playoffs, where they would face the Terre Haute Rex in a best-of-three series, Danville will need a win tonight over Terre Haute. First pitch at Danville Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m.

"We have to win,'' said  EricColeman. "We have to show up and lock in for three hours. If not, guys will be heading home and the summer is over. It's that simple. "We win and we're in. We lose and we go home.''

If the Dans would suffer their eighth loss of the summer in 10 games against the Rex tonight, the winner of the game between the Springfield Sliders and the Kokomo Jackrabbits in Kokomo would secure the playoff spot opposite of Terre Haute. That best-of-three series will start Friday night at either Danville, Kokomo or Springfield, with Terre Haute hosting Game 2 on Saturday and an, if necessary, Game 3 on Sunday. Read the complete story on commercial-news.com. 

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