Dodd, weather stop Dans
- BY CHAD DARE email@example.com
- Jul 20, 2018
Former Bismarck-Henning standout Dylan Dodd continues to be a thorn in the side of the Danville Dans.
On Thursday night, Dodd was roughed up for eight hits over 5.1 innings, but he didn’t walk a batter and he struck out six while allowing just one unearned run.
And while the left-hander, who is headed for Southeast Missouri State, didn’t figure into the decision, he certainly helped Hannibal snap Danville’s three-game winning streak as the Hoots claimed a 2-1 victory in a game halted in the seventh inning by the weather.
Hannibal second baseman Josh Lane provided all the offense for his team.
In the fourth inning, Lane gave the Hoots a 1-0 lead on a two-out RBI single that scored catcher Sam Nozicka, who was hit by a pitch to start the inning.
Danville (26-20) came back to tie the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth.
Ben Bianco got the inning started when he reached on a error by Hoots third baseman Joe Roscetti.
With two outs in inning, Danville designated hitter Kobe Kato delivered an RBI single to score Bianco. The Dans would loaded the bases when Cade Evans reached on a single, but Dodd got Gavin Dugas to fly out, ending the inning.
In the bottom of the sixth, Hannibal scored the eventual game-winning run on a two-out, RBI-single by Lane.
Danville right-hander Slate Fuller took the loss for Dans, while Brendan Saak, who came in relief of Dodd in the sixth, earned the victory.
The Dans are off tonight before hosting the Springfield Sliders at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on Poster Night at Danville Stadium.
In other Prospect League news, Danville right-hander Matt Gammon, a sophomore-to-be from Southeaster Illinois, was named the pitcher of the week.
Gammon appeared in two games for Danville, allowing just to hits, walking none and striking out nine. He is 4-0 with a 0.29 EAR in 12 appearances on the mound and he has struck out 32 in 30.2 innings.
Steven Washilewski and Blake Schilleci have also earned Pitcher of the Week honors from the Danville Dans.