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.