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:

27 Wed Quincy
28 Thur Hannibal
29 Fri Hannibal
30 Sat at Kokomo
31 Sun at Kokomo
1 Mon
2 Tues at Hannibal
3 Wed at Hannibal
4 Thur Springfield
5 Fri Springfield
6 Sat Quincy
7 Sun at Quincy
8 Mon
9 Tues Kokomo
10 Wed Jamestown
11 Thur at Terre Haute
12 Fri at Terre Haute
13 Sat Jamestown
14 Sun at Springfield
15 Mon
16 Tues at Chillicothe
17 Wed at Chillicothe
18 Thur at Champion City
19 Fri at Champion City
20 Sat at Kokomo
21 Sun at Kokomo
22 Mon
23 Tues Quincy
24 Wed Quincy
25 Thur Hannibal
26 Fri Hannibal
27 Sat Quincy
28 Sun at Quincy
29 Mon
30 Tues Terre Haute
1WedTerre Haute
2Thurat Quincy
3Friat Quincy
4Satat Hannibal
5Sunat Hannibal
8WedAll-Star Game at Richmond
12Sunat Kokomo
16Thurat Kokomo
18Satat Terre Haute
19Sunat Kokomo
21TuesChampion City
24FriChampion City
25Satat Terre Haute
26Sunat Terre Haute
31Friat Quincy
1Satat Springfield
2Sunat Springfield
3Monat Springfield
4Tuesat Hannibal
5WedTerre Haute
6ThurTerre Haute
7FriDivisional Playoffs
8SatDivisional Playoffs
9SunDivisional Playoffs
11TuesChampionship Series
13ThurChampionship Series
14FriChampionship Series


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
    Southern Mississippi
Now playing with Danville (VA) Braves - Rookie League

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
    Birmingham Southern
Now playing with the GCL Twins - Rookie League

Spencer Hermann - LHP - 2013 Dan
    36th Round - Seattle Mariners
    Fisher College
Now playing with the High Desert Mavericks - Class A Advanced