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.
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
Now playing with Danville (VA) Braves - Rookie League
Andrew Daniel - 3B - 2012 Dan
Bryan Langlois - RF - 2011 Dan
Charles White - OF - 2011 Dan
Miles Nordgren - RHP - 2013 Dan
Spencer Hermann - LHP - 2013 Dan
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!