TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Winning away from Danville Stadium was an issue for the Danville Dans in the opening weeks of the Prospect League season.
In the team’s first five games on the road, the Dans had just one victory and four defeats.
On Monday night, Danville completed its latest four-game road trip with an 8-2 victory over Terre Haute Rex at Bob Warn Field as the Dans went 2-2.
“This was a big victory for our team, especially against a rival like Terre Haute,’’ Danville Dans manager Eric Coleman said. “Now, we get the chance to come home for a good stretch and we’re looking forward to be back at Danville Stadium.’’
That’s because the Danville Dans haven’t played a game at the stadium since June 7th when they beat Lorain County 5-2. Both scheduled home games last week against Springfield (June 10) and Quincy (June 11) were rained out.
Tonight, Danville will begin a six-game home stand over four days with a 6:30 p.m. contest against the Butler BlueSox. It will be a Two-Buck Tuesday with $2 admission, $2 hot dogs, $2 soft drinks and $2 beers.
“It should be a exciting night with a very good Butler team,’’ said Coleman as the BlueSox are 11-6 in the Prospect League’s East Division.
Danville (8-8) got another outstanding pitching performance from C.J. Burdick on Monday night. The right-hander from the University of San Diego went six innings, allowing just two runs on three hits as he finished with four strikeouts and no walks. The Dans bullpen of Cam Wysocki, Garrison Stenger and Mark Hendrick threw three shutout innings to secure the victory.
“It was a good all-around pitching performance tonight,’’ Coleman said. “Every time C.J. takes the ball, he gives us a great opportunity to win and tonight was no exception. I also thought the three guys of the bullpen did a good job of coming in and getting outs.’’