DANVILLE — Rumors that Wednesday's game at Danville Stadium was postponed because the lights in the scoreboard had to be replaced after Tuesday's game were false.
Instead, it was just simply the weather that forced the Dans and the DuPage Pistol Shrimp to call off the Prospect League contest just before 8 p.m.
"You can't control Mother Nature, but we waited as long as we could. We want to be fair to them and I hope they do the same for us,'' said Coleman, noting that the Pistol Shrimp were heading back to the Chicago suburbs tonight. "It's just one of those nights where the weather wouldn't cooperate.''
With the rainout, the two teams will now play a doubleheader tonight beginning at 6 p.m. Danville and DuPage will actually meet three more times this week with games in Lisle at Benedictine Sports Complex set for Friday and Sunday while Saturday's game is set for Danville Stadium.
The Danville Dans, who are coming off a franchise-record setting 28-5 win over the Lafayette Aviators on Tuesday, were hoping to extend their win streak on Wednesday. Danville has scored 49 runs (18 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday and 28 on Tuesday) in their past three games.
"I think our guys were ready for a game tonight,'' Coleman said. "They wanted to play and I liked their energy. They were locked in right up until they heard we weren't playing.
"Now, we need to lock in for 14 innings on Thursday. We will take it one game at a time. Handle our business in the first seven innings (Game 1) and then worry about the next seven (Game 2).''
Left-hander Dawson Sweatt, a redshirt freshman-to-be at Auburn, was scheduled to start Wednesday's game and he will now start the Game 1 against DuPage; while Stone Parker, a sophomore-to-be from Kansas, will get the ball in the second game for the Dans.
In each one of the past three games, the Danville Dans have had a player make their debut with the squad as individuals from NCAA Tournament teams have started to report for the Dans.
That will continue this week, as Nick Moody, a sophomore-to-be from Mercer University, was activated before Wednesday's game.
Kaleb Hill, a left-handed pitcher from Mississippi, and Jack DeCooman, a left-handed pitcher from Washington, are scheduled to arrive in Danville this Sunday; while Robbie Lively, a right-handed pitcher from Birmingham-Southern, should be in town on Monday.
DeCooman, a native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, has had classes for the first two weeks of the season. The University of Washington, which operates on a quarter system, isn't out of school for the spring semester until this Friday.
Tonight's doubleheader at Danville Stadium is also 'Bark in the Park' night. Individuals bringing dogs to the game will be admitted for just $3. Additionally, their will be special dog games during the doubleheader. All dogs must be on a leash at all times.