The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


July 2, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Speakers finally get on field

DANVILLE — After a week filled with rainouts, the Danville Post 210 Speakers avoided another rainout on Monday and shook off the rust from the week off with a 14-4 win over Robinson Post 64 at Danville Stadium.

“I was a little worried because we have not played since last Sunday and we came out strong on offense and we played well on defense as well,” Post 210 coach Allan Sheppard said. “This was the most complete game that we have played all season.”

Zach Girton had two hits and three RBIs for the Speakers, while Jeff Woods had two hits and two RBIs, Austin Calhoun and Hunter Crowell each had two RBIs and Kyle Coburn had one RBI.

Dalton Dieu picked up th win for Post 210, who is 13-4 and will travel to Paris on Wednesday to play Olney at 2:15 p.m.

Danville 5

Quincy 0

QUINCY — Zach Gordon had struggled in two starts against the Quincy Gems this summer.

But the Danville Dans right-hander from Jacksonville University tossed six shutout innings on Monday night to lead his team to a win over Quincy, snapping a three-game losing streak against the Gems.

Gordon, who had allowed 10 earned runs in 8Ð innings in two previous appearances against Quincy, allowed just four hits while walking two and striking out four in getting his first win of the summer.

“Zach wasn’t 100 percent on his game, but when he needed to make a big pitch — he did,’’ Danville manager Jason Watson said. “He kept the ball down and he let his defense work behind him.

“It’s definitely something that Zach needed and it was good to see him get some positive results.’’

After his six shutout innings from Gordon, who was 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA entering Monday’s contest, Danville’s bullpen of Jared Burton and Mitch Holtz got the final nine outs.

Offensively, Danville had 11 hits in the win over Quincy with Chet Simoneaux, Spencer Herrmann, Tyler Selesky and Kyle Kapka leading the way with two hits each.

Simoneaux along with Jake Thomas, Casey Fletcher and Sam Maus had RBIs in the contest.

The victory for Dans (17-11) pulls them within two games of the Gems (19-9) in the Prospect League’s West Division. And it came on the heels of Quincy’s doubleheader sweep on Sunday, 4-1 and 3-2 over Danville.

“A team always seems to play better when it gets a good outing from its starter like we got from Zach,’’ Watson said. “And it was important, because we were coming off a difficult Sunday with a pair of losses to Quincy.’’

The Dans are back at Danville Stadium tonight with a 6 p.m. doubleheader against the Springfield Sliders.

Corbin Olmstead and Jacob Hall are scheduled to start for Danville as it’s a Two-buck Tuesday, with admission, hot dogs and beverages available for $2.

Text Only
  • SPT - CN0417 - Andy Bott photo Better late than never for Bott BISMARCK -- Marshall golf coach Matt Grobe completely surprised Bismarck-Henning standout Andy Bott with an e-mail earlier this year. Bott, who is a three-time all-stater for the Blue Devils, was preparing to attend Illinois Wesleyan in the fall. "Ou

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT- CN0417- Westville softball photo Nourie, Tigers beat Comets 20-4 in five inning game MUNCIE -- On a very windy day which made playing softball tough for both teams, Westville defeated Oakwood in five innings 20-4 with some good offensive production and a solid pitching performance from Stefanie Nourie. Nourie got her first win of the

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT- Cn0417 - Seeger baseball photo 2 Falcons make quick work of Pats WEST LEBANON, Ind. - North Vermillion sent 11 batters to the plate in the top of the first inning and scored seven runs en route to a 13-1 win over the homestanding Seeger Patriots. The visiting Falcons got five hits including doubles by Jordan West

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - CN0417 - Local Roundup photo Salt Fork's Learnard pitches perfect game JAMAICA -- Salt Fork's Ross Learnard finally got back on the mound on Wednesday for the first time in a week and he did not disappoint, pitching a perfect game as the Salt Fork baseball team beat Schlarman Academy in five innings. "He had his breakin

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT- CN0416 - NV softball photo 2 Patriots smash Falcons CAYUGA, Ind. - Seeger took an early lead, extended it and then kept North Vermillion at bay as the Patriots defeated the host Falcons 14-3 in five innings. The visitors scored one run in the top of the first inning and, after North Vermillion went do

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Trojans get past Ramblers

    STAFF REPORT ATTICA, Ind. -- Regan Foster hit a home run and drove in three runs as the Covington softball team defeated Attica 8-5 on Tuesday in Wabash River Conference action. Andi Taylor had three hi

    April 16, 2014

  • Tuesday's Local Scores |PREP SOFTBALL At Attica, Ind. Covington 8, Attica 5 Covington 120 004 1 — 8 10 4 Attica 001 100 3 — 5 8 2 WP — Ali Holmes. LP — Torrie Ward. Two or more hits — C: Andi Taylor 3 A: Alexis Burris

    April 16, 2014

  • SPT - CN0415 - DACC baseball jump photo DACC splits with Parkland DANVILLE -- To quote Bull Durham, "this is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains." Despite eminent threats in the forecast, it didn't rain on Sunday at

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - CN0415 - Local roundup photo Danville standout Smith signs with Wabash Valley DANVILLE -- A year ago, Mike Carpenter left Danville Area Community College to take the head coaching position at Wabash Valley College. On Monday afternoon, Carpenter returned to Vermilion County and this time, he secured the services of Danville Hi

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • No Headline Provided Local COLLEGE BASEBALL At Danville Stadium, Danville Game 1 Parkland College 5, Danville Area Community College 3 Parkland 100 310 0 -- 5 9 0 Danville Area 000 300 0 -- 3 7 1 WP -- Bryce Pennington. LP -- Zach Anderson. Two or more hits -- Parkland:

    April 15, 2014

NCAA basketball
NJCAA Tourney Photos 2014

Check out the action at the NJCAA Division II National Men's Basketball Tournament March 18-22 at DACC. Buy photos from the Commercial-News here:

Must Read
AP Video
Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston Egypt Clamps Down on Mosques to Control Message After Fukushima, Japan Eyes Solar Power New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict?
NDN Video
Grizzly Bears Get Snowy Birthday Party Florida State Ends Top Of the 5th With Bizarre Play vs Jacksonville | ACC Must See Moment Kate Upton Loves Her Body, Every Part Of It Weatherman draws forecast when another technical glitch strikes WGN Elizabeth Olsen's Sexy Shoot Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Medicine Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Toddler climbs into vending machine 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series