Dans rally in 9th inning to beat Rex

BY CHAD DARE cdare@dancomnews.com

The hopes of winning the Prospect League’s West Division title for the Danville Dans could swing greatly over the next four games.

Actually, things swung quite a bit on Friday night, in the first of three matchups between the Dans and the first-place Terre Haute Rex.

Danville overcame a 6-0 deficit, scoring in each of the last four innings including a four-run ninth, as the Dans defeated the Rex 8-6 before 1,068 at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute.

“This was a big win,’’ said Danville manager Eric Coleman, whose team is now just 2 games behind Terre Haute for the division lead. “We just kept battling and chipping away. I think this game was a great sign of the character that this team has, because they never gave up. Read the complete story at Commercial-News.

Bianco ignites offense in opening game of doubleheader

On Thursday night, Bianco extended his hitting streak to four games as he went 2-for-2 with a single, a double and two runs scored in the Dans 3-1 victory over the Hannibal Hoots in the first game of a Prospect League doubleheader before 857 at Danville Stadium. Read the complete story at Commercial-News. 

Minder delivers game-winning hit for Dans against Rex

Trevor Minder's eighth-inning ground ball turned into the game-winning hit.

Minder, who drove in all three runs for Danville, delivered a two-out, two-run single off of Terre Haute reliever Thomas Waning giving the Dans a 3-2 victory over the first-place Rex before 3,412 at Danville Stadium. Read more at Commerical-News. 

Danville Dans bring home a win

The Dans responded had season-bests in runs (12) and hits (18) as they snapped the Hoots 10-game winning streak with a 12-5 triumph.

Six different players had multiple hits for Danville (17-15) and catcher Eric Bigani had a season-best four RBIs, including two on a two-out double in the third inning. Starter Carter Holt only lasted 4.1 innings because of the pitch count rules. Nicola Mislinski came on to throw 3.2 innings of relief to pick up the victory. Read the complete story at Commercial-News.

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