Nine Dans Names All-Stars
The Danville Dans will be well represented at the 2019 Prospect League All-Star Game on July 23. Nine Dans - the most selected from any league team - will suit up for the East Division. Dans manager Eric Coleman will also lead the East All-Stars.
Those selected include:
• Max Jung-Goldberg, a freshman outfielder from University of San Diego
• Aidan Malm, a junior outfielder from Long Beach State University
• Brad Powers, a junior infielder from Towson University
• Andrew Meggs, a red-shirt freshman infielder from Creighton University
• Ryan Archibald, a freshman infielder from University of Arizona
• RJ Kuruts, a sophomore starting pitcher from St John Fisher College
• Ryan Patel, a freshman reliever from St. Louis University
• Richard Sorrenti, a junior catcher from University of South Alabama
• Craig Keuchel, a sophomore catcher from Hill College
Powers will represent the Dans in the Home Run Derby on Monday night.
The All-Star game is being hosted by the Normal CornBelters.
Dans Win with a 10-Run 7th Inning
But in baseball, it often takes just a few fortunate plays to shift the tide in a team’s favor. On Friday night, that shift went in the Dans favor en route to a 15-2 win.
Alabama senior-to-be Walker McCleney broke a five-inning drought of Dans reaching base after being hit by a pitch in the sixth, while Max Jung-Goldberg sent him home from second base two batters later to break the deadlock.
But it was Danville’s monster seventh inning that showcased what the Dans do best as the league’s best-hitting club: scoring runs and capitalizing on opponent mistakes. Four errors and shaky pitching from the Sliders cost them dearly as Danville sent a total of 14 batters to the plate in a 10-run inning. Read More.
Dans Sweep Kings
The Danville Dans scored early and often on their way to a 14-0 victory over the Champion City Kings in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader. Every batter in the Danville lineup either scored a run or drove in a run in the victory. That was more than enough support for 6-foot-5 lefty Jack DeCooman, who struck out seven and walked none in his five innings. Will Morrison, from Auburn University, made his Dans debut, tossing two shutout innings of relief. Morrison allowed just one hit while striking out two.
Dans beat Kings with 4-run ninth
On Wednesday night, in the first game of a doubleheader, the Dans had to work a little overtime but they pulled out a 5-1 victory over the Champion City Kings at Davidson Stadium.
It took a combination of solid pitching and then some clutch hitting in the ninth for Danville to extend its latest win streak to three games.
Right-handed reliever Ryan Patel tossed three shutout inning of relief, allowing just one hit, while walking two and striking out three to earn the victory. Patel (2-0) hasn't allowed an earned run in 16.1 innings this summer. He followed Kaleb Hill and Jesse Wainscott. READ MORE.