The Dans (9-5) used seven pitchers including Olmstead who threw the final four innings. Olmstead gave up only one run, three hits, and walked one in the effort.
“My whole job was to get us back in the dugout as quick as possible and just do my job for my team without giving up any runs,” he said. “Unfortunately, I did give up a run in the second (inning pitched). That was just a great piece of hitting on his part. I tip my cap to that hitter because he went outside and drove it the other way and scored a run. Other than that, my whole mindset was just throw strikes, get the job done, and minimize (their opportunities).”
Danville thought it had won the game in the 12th when, with the bases loaded and one out, Josh Miller hit a ground ball to second base. Terre Haute attempted the double play, but the throw to first was high and wide, and Tyler Selesky crossed the plate.
The Dans dugout immediately emptied onto the field and the celebration began. The umpires, however, called both teams back to their dugouts and ruled that Buddle, who slid into second base on the play, interfered with Terre Haute shortstop Will Colantono’s ability to make the throw to first. Miller also being called out for the inning-ending double play.
Danville manager Jason Watson argued the call and was ultimately ejected from the game.
The Rex scored one run in the 13th inning, but the Dans tied the game at 4-4 when Terre Haute pitcher Bryan Nacke walked Selesky with the bases loaded.
The Dans took their first lead of the game in the fourth when Albano belted a two-run homer over the left-field wall to put Danville up 3-2. Terre Haute immediately tied the game in the fifth.
Danville is scheduled to take on the Rex again today in Terre Haute. The Dans are only a half game out of first place, and another win over the Rex would bump them into the top spot.
Danville has now defeated every team in the West Division and hope to make it three in a row against Terre Haute today, but this time without so much drama.