Dans 2015 Schedule Released
The Prospect League has released it's 2015 schedule. Once again, the schedule includes 60 games - 30 at home and 30 on the road.
The season opens at Danville Stadium on Wednesday, May 27 against last year's league champions Quincy Gems. Be watching for special Welcome Back promotions for Opening Night and two other games that week.
This year we'll welcome the league's two new teams to Danville Stadium in early June. West Division foes Kokomo Jackrabbits make their first trip to Danville on Tuesday, June 9, with the East Division's Jamestown coming to town on the 10th and 13th. Other crossover games with East teams include a four-game road trip to Champion City and Chillicothe June 16-19, with Champion City coming here for two games in July.
Great News: Two-Buck Tuesday is back! We'll have six home games on Tuesdays, starting on June 9th. We'll also have our Triple Play Combos on Wednesdays.
Here's the complete schedule:
Danville Stadium Seeing Rehab Projects
The Dans, the City of Danville, and the other teams that use this historic facility are pitching together to see that some needed upgrades are made to Danville Stadium.
One of the projects is the rehab of the infield surface. Crews with Midwest Athletic Fields have been working to scrape out and slope the infield dirt from the center grass to the outfield. This will allow any rainwater to drain off the infield, and not pool in low spots - allowing for quicker recovery after rainstorms this summer.
Then in the outfield, City of Danville crews have begun the process of removing the old outfield fence in preparation for a new, sturdier, upright fence. Once constructed, it will stay bare over the winter months, then be painted the familiar Danville Stadium green in time for the 2015 season.
We'll keep you posted on other planned upgrades to the home field of your Danville Dans.
Prospect League Full of Big News in the Off Season
From a new commissioner to two new teams, the Prospect League has been busy this off-season.
Bryan Wickline has been named Commissioner of the Prospect League. Wickline brings a wealth of experience to the post, having been a key player in the formation of the Prospect League with the merger with the historic Central Illinois Collegiate League (CICL) and other Midwest teams in 2009. Elected President at the first Prospect League Board of Director’s meeting, he has served in that capacity until his appointment as Commissioner. Bryan brings over twenty years of operational experience with Midwestern baseball both in the independent professional Frontier League and in summer collegiate Prospect League baseball.
Two new cities will join the Prospect League this season. The Kokomo Jackrabbits will be a new West Division team in the Prospect League, giving the West an even six teams. Meanwhile, Jamestown, NY will be the host a new team in the East. The name of the new team will be announced at a later date. This team replaces the Lorain County Ironmen in the East division.
Dans Thank Host Families
This week, the Danville Dans, the organization and the players themselves, showed their appreciation for the families that open their homes and hearts to these young men. We've posted photos from that night on our Facebook page. Please take a look!
Six Dans Selected in 2014 MLB Draft
Here's the latest status on the Dans selected in the 2014 MLB Draft:
Bradley Roney - RHP - 2012 Dan
8th Round - Atlanta Braves
Andrew Daniel - 3B - 2012 Dan
11th Round - Los Angeles Angels
University of San Diego
Now playing with Orem (UT) Owlz - Rookie League
Bryan Langlois - RF - 2011 Dan
20th Round - Washington Nationals
Now playing with the Auburn (NY) Doubledays - Class A Short Season
Charles White - OF - 2011 Dan
21st Round - Chicago Cubs
Now playing with the Boise (ID) Hawks - Class A Short Season
Miles Nordgren - RHP - 2013 Dan
23rd Round - Minnesota Twins
Now playing with the GCL Twins - Rookie League
Spencer Hermann - LHP - 2013 Dan
36th Round - Seattle Mariners
Now playing with the High Desert Mavericks - Class A Advanced