The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


July 7, 2013

Dans extend win streak to six

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Danville Dans coach Jason Watson knew his team was capable of playing good baseball.

Just how good? He didn’t know for sure.

This past week, the Dans have shown him and the rest of the Prospect League that they are contenders for a title.

On Saturday night, Danville extended its winning streak to six games with a 7-1 victory over the Terre Haute Rex at Bob Warn Field.

“I think we always knew that this group were very talented baseball players, so to see them put it together this week isn’t surprising,’’ Watson said. “This group is a tight group and they are loose. They come to play the game each, and every night. That’s something that we, as a coaching staff, are very pleased to see.’’

And the Dans (22-11) set the tone early against the Rex with a two-run first inning.

Former Oakwood standout Casey Fletcher, who was recently selected for the Prospect League All-Star Game on July 17th, got things started with an RBI double, scoring Josh Miller, who went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored.

One batter later, Fletcher scored on a Corbin Olmstead run-scoring single.

“Getting the lead early allowed us to set the tone,’’ Watson said. “Spencer (Herrmann) came out and pounded the zone.’’

Herrmann went six strong innings, allowing just three hits, one unearned run, while walking two and striking out four.

Evan Dunn and Jared Burton followed that with three shutout innings of relief as they combined to strike out five more Terre Haute batters.

“A lot of good things can happen when your pitchers are throwing strikes and the defense is making plays behind them,’’ Watson said. “It also didn’t hurt that our offense gave us an early lead and they built upon that lead later in the game.’’

Danville sealed its fifth straight win over Terre Haute with a four-run fifth inning. Third baseman Tyler Selesky, another all-star selection from the Dans, had a two-run single in the inning.

While Miller led the Dans attack with three hits, Flecher and Olmstead each finished with two hits for Danville.

In spite of its sixth straight win, Danville fell out of its first-place tie with Quincy on Saturday as the Gems swept a doubleheader with the Hannibal Cavemen.

“That’s going to happen,’’ Watson said. “The main thing is that we control our own destiny.’’

Danville will get a chance to pull even today as the Dans travel to Hannibal for a doubleheader against the Cavemen. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m..

Joining Fletcher and Selesky on the Prospect League’s West Division All-Star team will be pitchers Troy Conyers, who will get the start for the West team, and Miles Nordgren.


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