Austin Nola Gets The Call

A.J. Nola received one of the best Father’s Day presents a baseball dad could hope for. The Seattle Mariners called his son Austin Nola up from Triple-A Tacoma, and the 29-year-old former Dan got a single in his first MLB at bat and scored a run on Sunday. Austin Nola becomes the 28th Danville Dan to wear an MLB uniform.
Nola joins his younger brother in the Majors. Aaron Nola has pitched with the Phillies since 2015 and was an All-Star in 2018.
Austin Nola played college ball at LSU. He was on the 2009 Danville Dans roster in the first year of the Prospect League. The Miami Marlins selected him in the 5th Round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He is the second player from that 2009 team to make it to the big leagues – LSU teammate Mikie Mahtook is now with the Detroit Tigers.
Austin has anxiously awaited for the call to the show, playing in 773 minor league games since 2012 – including 327 games at Triple-A starting in 2015. He got his break when the Mariners traded Edwin Encarnacion to the Yankees. So far this year at Tacoma, he’s hitting .327 with 15 doubles, seven home runs, 36 runs scored and 37 RBIs.

Dans score record 28 runs

Danville flexed its muscles a little bit against the Lafayette Aviators with a 28-5 triumph.And it was a record-setting night for the Dans (7-4). The 28 runs is both a Dans record during the 11-year Prospect League era, but it's also an all-time franchise record for the Dans. The other record that Danville set on Tuesday night was its 11-run fourth inning. No Danville team had ever scored double-digits in an inning during the 11-year history of the Prospect League.

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Dans Use 'Small Ball" to Win

This summer, the home run has been a big part of the Danville Dans offensive game plan as they lead the league in dingers (12), RBIs (65) and run scored (81). But on Sunday afternoon, Danville needed to play a little ‘small-ball’ to pull out a 3-2 victory over the Normal CornBelters before 544 at Danville Stadium.Click here for details. 

Bachelier's 1st home leads Danville past Quincy

With a crowd of 2,413 at Danville Stadium for Military Appreciation Night and a fireworks show following the contest, the Dans got the festivities started early and often with an 18-6 triumph over the Quincy Gems.

"This is good for everyone,'' said Danville right-fielder Marcel Bachelier, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in the first inning and a two-run homer in the third. "Everyone just loosens up and it helps you to remember that you are supposed to have fun with this game.

"This was a good night for the Danville Dans.''

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Dans win. Brown has 2 homers.

Cade Brown, University of San Diego, went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs as the Danville Dans rallied from 3-0 deficit to beat the Lafayette Aviators 6-3 Wednesday.

"I didn't hit much this spring, so I came in here with a clear mind and trying to focus on doing well at the dish as well as on the mound,'' Brown said. "I guess it paid off tonight. I'm excited to keep doing both for the rest of the summer.''

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