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June 4, 2014

New-look Dans snap skid

Danville scores season-high 12 runs in victory over Quincy

DANVILLE — There was a brand new look to the Danville Dans on Tuesday night.

After starting the season with just one win in the first six games, the Dans welcomed five new guys into town for Tuesday’s contest against the Quincy Gems at Danville Stadium.

Included in that group was Corbin Olmstead, a member of the 2013 squad.

The junior-to-be from the University of North Florida felt right at home against the Gems, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs as the Dans snapped a five-game losing streak with a 12-11 victory before 576 at Danville Stadium.

“It’s the greatest feeling in the world, I love Danville,’’ said Olmstead. “Last year, it took me a while to get acclimated to everything. I was really excited about coming back. I already know everything I needed to know about Danville and I’m staying with the same great host family — the Buesings.’’

In his very first at-bat, Olmstead got the offense going with an RBI single to center, scoring Tyler Selesky, another returning member of the 2013 squad.

And those two got together again in the sixth inning. Selesky drilled a one-out double down the left-field line and Olmstead gave the Dans a lead they would never give up with an RBI single to center, breaking a 7-7 tie.

“First, I live to give all the glory to God,’’ Olmstead said. “But, I just tried to stay short at the plate. I took what I carried over from my college season.’’

This past spring, Olmstead batted .358 with 10 home runs and 33 RBIs for the North Florida Ospreys.

“I got some great coaching at UNF,’’ said Olmstead, who also played a role on the mound.

The right-hander came into the game in the eighth inning with the tying run on first base and Olmstead struck out the Gems’ Clayton Evans, who came into Tuesday’s game batting .412, ans he was 1-for-4 in the contest.

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