Dans Comeback Win Is A Butter-Burger Bash

June 13, 2021

Danville staring pitcher Hayden Birdsong (Eastern Illinois) found himself in unfamiliar territory Sunday night. In his first three starts, he was 2-0, giving up just five earned runs in 15 innings while striking out 21.

Sunday against the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp, he allowed six earned runs in just 2.1 innings. But despite being down 6-1, the Dans didn’t give up.

They scored three in the 5th on RBI double by Johnathon Thomas (Houston) and RBI singles by Keenan Taylor (Butler) and Danny Becerra (Towson).

The Dans bullpen of Kade Snell (Auburn), Jaxson Forrester (Mississippi State) and Jake Leger (Iowa Western CC) held the Pistol Shrimp scoreless the rest of the game to bring up the bottom of the 9th.

After Dustin Allen (San Diego) walks, Cooper McMurray (Kansas) hits a pinch-hit 2-run bomb over the right field fence to tie the game. Then with two outs, Taylor advances to first on a hit-by-pitch. He then comes around to score on a Tony Castonguay (Kansas) double for the 7-6 final.

The Dans are back in action Tuesday against Alton River Dragons. Two-Buck Tuesday’s first pitch is 6:30 pm.

Tough Night For Dans

June 4, 2021

The Danville Dans tried to regain first place in the Wabash River Division on Friday against the Lafayette Aviators.

But the Dans could not keep up as they lost 10-6 to the Aviators at Loeb Stadium.

Ben Higgins had two hits with a home run and two RBIs for Danville, while Keenan Taylor had two hits and a RBI, Johnathon Thomas and Tony Castonguay each had one RBI and Jason Ali had two hits.

Jackson Nichols took the loss for the Dans, getting four strikeouts and giving up seven runs on eight hits in four innings. Nick Constantine had three strikeouts in four innings of relief.

The Dans have lost three in a row and will try to break that streak on Saturday against the Aviators at 6:30 p.m. at Danville Stadium. The same two teams will face each other again on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

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Danville Dans Partners With Clear Gear For FanSafe Initiative

The Danville Dans is thrilled to announce a partnership with Clear Gear Disinfectant Spray, making the EPA-registered, non-bleach disinfectant that kills COVID-19, MRSA/staph, influenza and many other infectious diseases, its Official Disinfectant of the Danville Dans in support of its new FanSafe initiative.

The FanSafe program features infection prevention and safety measures for players, officials, staff and fans. The Dans will follow an infection prevention protocol using Clear Gear. Prior to each game, staff will disinfect high-touch fan areas such as rails and counters, as well as team areas such as dugouts and locker rooms. Players and officials will also disinfect their equipment, uniforms and footwear with Clear Gear.

Clear Gear Disinfectant Spray is a one-step disinfectant that kills 99.9% of germs while also eliminating odors. Since it contains no bleach, alcohol or ammonia, Clear Gear is non-corrosive to the wide range of gear, equipment, surfaces and facilities it’s used on. It also leaves no harsh noxious fumes behind like products containing bleach or ammonia do. The spray is a popular choice of athletes and sports teams, from peewee to pros, as well as schools, youth athletic organizations and gyms for infection prevention and destroying odors.

“We are honored to help support the Danville Dans and their FanSafe initiative,” said Clear Gear CEO Allyson Delius. “Getting back to sports in a safe manner is important to both athletes and fans. Team Clear Gear is thrilled to be part of the solution to keep America participating in its favorite pastime – playing and watching baseball!”

“We are proud to announce this unique partnership between our league members and Clear Gear to launch the FanSafe initiative,” Prospect League Commissioner Dennis Bastien said. “We hope that this adds another layer of assurance for our fans this upcoming season, as Clear Gear is proven and recognized as a leading disinfectant. We tip our caps to the fine folks at Clear Gear for recognizing the impact that additional comfort has in upholding our efforts to maintain the highest level of protection for our great fans in all of our ballparks across the league.”

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