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August 4, 2013

Dans clinch 41st win

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DANVILLE —

Herrmann atoned for his previous mistake, though, and drove in what ultimately was the game-winning run in the fourth inning on a one-out double to the right field wall.

“It’s always good to be able to (contribute), especially with the one run of the game, too,” Herrmann said. “Coming up in a good situation, I just wanted to see a ball up, and I got a curveball to hit. I just saw it up and hit it hard. Good things happened.”

It was Herrmann’s second of three hits in the game and proved to be all the offensive output the Dans needed.

Now, they will wrap up the regular season today in Hannibal before beginning a best-of-three playoffs series on Tuesday in Quincy. The two teams will play in Danville on Wednesday with a third game, if necessary, also scheduled to be played on Thursday at Danville Stadium.

Danville is 25-7 since the beginning of July, and with its most recent record, has plenty of momentum going into the postseason.

“That’s two (league records) this year, which is really cool,” Herrmann said. “There aren’t many teams that would be able to say that, with the longest win streak and then having the most wins in a season. It’s definitely a good season. We just want to bring a championship back home now.”

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