Dans-Rex Game Features 386 Pitches and 21 Walks
The Danville Dans claimed its second straight win over the first-place Terre Haute Rex with a 7-3 triumph before 3,194 fans.
“It was sloppy baseball, but we will take the win,’’ said Danville manager Eric Coleman, whose team improved to 7-5 with its sixth home victory of the season. “We will live and learn from it. But, I would rather be on the winning side than the losing side.’’ Just how sloppy was Tuesday’s game?
The two teams combined for 21 walks (10 by Terre Haute and 11 by Danville), and they also hit four batters during the contest. Read the complete story from Chad Dare, Commerical News. Photo by Deb Edwards.
Dans Beat Rex 4-0
“We have to protect the house,’’ Danville manager Eric Coleman said. “It’s like hockey or basketball, you have to protect your home. We have won five in a row here at home.
“Terre Haute is a good team. They beat us once earlier this year and I told the guys that we had to get them back. It’s a fun series with them and it’s now tied at 1-1.’’
A big reason for things equally out between Terre Haute (6-2) and Danville (5-3) was right-handed starter Andrew Hansen along with three relievers, who combined to pitch a four-hit shutout.
Hansen was making his debut with the Dans, as he got the win after going five innings, allowing three hits, walking three and striking out one. More
4 Dans Picked in MLB Draft
Paul Richan, a junior RHP from University of San Diego, was Round 2 Compensation selection by the Chicago Cubs. The 78th pick overall was a member of the 2016 Danville Dans. He’s from Newhall, CA.
Another 2016 Dan, Alfonso Rivas, was taken in the fourth round by the Oakland A’s. The Arizona Wildcat junior and San Diego, CA native was selected as a first baseman with the 113th pick.
Pitcher Alec Barger, a member of last year’s Dans roster, was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 16th Round. The starting pitcher – from Savoy, IL – played this year at Polk State College in Florida after a year at Northern Illinois.
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Connor Mitchell with the last pick of the 27th Round. The left-handed starting pitcher was a red-shirt junior at Butler University. A member of the 2015 Dans roster, he is from Planfield, IN.
Dans Skills Camps Set
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