DANVILLE — Danville left-hander Dalton Lundeen took the mound on Saturday night knowing it was going to be his final appearance with the Danville Dans.
The junior-to-be from Valparaiso University will start a summer internship this next week, but before leaving Danville, he made his mark on the 2014 Dans.
Lundeen won his third straight decision as Danville defeated Hannibal 6-2 before a season-high crowd of 4,658 at Danville Stadium. It is the six straight victory for the Dans.
"It felt good. I got ahead of a lot of guys again and I was able to work a couple of quick innings,'' said Lundeen, who allowed just two runs in seven innings, both of the runs came in the seventh. "I left a couple of balls over the middle of the plate in that inning.''
Saturday's outing was Lundeen's third straight quality start of the summer and his fourth in six games for the Dans, who have a two-game lead in the Prospect League's West Division over the Quincy Gems and the Terre Haute Rex.
"That was what I was all about, at school,'' said Lundeen, who is from Streamwood. "It's good to come in and have back-to-back good starts.''
Danville manager Eric Coleman said that Lundeen has been a "workhorse" this summer for the team and they are sorry to see him leave.
"Outstanding performance,'' Coleman said. "But, he has to do an internship for school. We are going to miss him, but he has been a part of this championship run that we are on. He pitched well tonight and gave us seven quality innings.
"He has to do this internship to that he can graduate and that's most important. We want him to get that degree.''
But before Lundeen starts his internship, he got the opportunity to pitch in front of the biggest crowd of the season at Danville Stadium.