Dans Season Comes To An End
For the second consecutive year, the Danville Dans have been eliminated from the playoffs by the Quincy Gems.
This season didn't have a lot in common with 2013, but the West Division had the same outcome. Danville lost several of its original players throughout the season for one reason or another, which made it hard for them to contend for a title.

"I couldn't be more proud of this group with all the stuff we've had to go through," Dans manager Eric Coleman said. "I'm going to miss them and it's a good group of kids. We just fell on the end of the short stick."
Trevor Sutton started for the Dans and didn't give up any runs through the first four innings, but the Gems bats got hot in the fifth, leading them to an 18-8 victory. Danville was scoreless through six innings, before scoring all eight of its runs in the seventh. 
The Gems will play the Chillicothe Paints, who swept the Butler Blue Sox in the East Division.
 
The Dans will be back in action in late May of 2015. We would like to thank all of our fans, host families, players, coaches, interns, and anyone who has helped support the team this year. 

 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
    Pepperdine
Now playing with the Auburn (NY) Doubledays - Class A Short Season

Charles White - OF - 2011 Dan
    21st Round - Chicago Cubs
    Maryland
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

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! 

Gems Even the Series
West Division Tied 1-1

Even though the Dans struck first by scoring 2 in the 1st inning, Quincy came back with three straight run-scoring doubles in the 4th inning and ultimately won the game 5-4 Thursday night at Danville Stadium.

The Dans and Gems each had 10 hits, with the Dans leaving and the Gems stranding 15.

Game 3 of the West Division Series will be played at 6:30 pm on Friday, August 8 at Danville Stadium. The winner will host Chillicothe on Sunday, August 10 in the first game of the Championship Series.

Hendricks Throws Pitching Gem to Beat Quincy
Dans Lead Playoffs 1-0

Ronnie Jebavy hit the second pitch of the game over the left field fence, and Mark Hendrick threw a pitching gem as the Danville Dans beat the Quincy Gems 2-0 in the first game of the Prospect League’s West Division playoff series Wednesday night.

Hendrick threw seven innings, giving up just two hits, along with three strike outs and three walks. On the season, the Austin Peay State University senior-to-be went 5-2 in 12 games, including seven starts. On the year, he stuck out 36 and walked 14 with a 2.41 ERA.

In addition to Jebavy, Matt Henderson led the Dans offensively, going 3-3 with a sac bunt. His double in the 6th put Gabe Acevedo on third base, where he scored on a Brandon Shirley sacrifice fly to give the Dans their second run of the game.

Kyle Royalty got the top of Quincy’s order out 1-2-3 in the eighth inning. And Cam Wysocki came in to pitch the ninth and record his sixth save of the season.

The Dans will host Game 2 of the West Division Series on Thursday, August 7. Game time is 6:30 pm at Danville Stadium. If necessary, Game 3 will also be played in Danville on Friday, August 8..








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