Saturday, April 17, 2010


Nearly half-way through the college baseball season, two Danville Dans lead Pepperdine in hitting.

Leading the team is shortstop Mike Silverstein, hitting .315 in 89 at bats with 28 hits, 3 doubles, and 8 walks. Coming in with a batting average of .310, outfielder Floyd Given has 2 home runs, 22 hits, 3 doubles and 9 walks.

Silverstein is a redshirt sophomore from Bell Canyon, CA and is the son of Mark Silverstein and Jan Schmidt. Given is a junior from Rohnert Park, CA and is the son of Floyd and Deborah Given.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010


This day in baseball history, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, taking his first at bat with the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers. On June 20th of that same year, the Dodgers played an exhibition game at Danville Stadium, beating the farm team Danville Dodgers 14-7.

A standing room only crowd of 6,052 watched Robinson on the field with other luminaries like Pee Wee Reese, Duck Snider, Eddie Stanky and Gil Hodges. Stanky and Snider each cracked home runs.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana (USI) junior right-handed pitcher Taylor Dennis (Dans 2010) has been named GLVC Pitcher of the Week.

Dennis gave USI a seven-inning complete game on Saturday to help the Eagles sweep the first half of a four-game series at Rockhurst University. The communications major scattered four hits to shutout the Hawks in his only start of the week. He also struck out six batters.

For the season, Dennis is 4-1 in nine starts. He also has struck out 27 batters in 48innings of work.

As a team, the Eagles moved up to 22nd in the Collegiate Baseball/Division II Top 30 poll and 15th in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25. USI was 28th last week in the Collegiate Baseball poll and 22nd in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll.

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Friday, April 9, 2010


Wondering where your favorite Danville Dan is this season? Here's an update. Danny Worth (05) is in AAA with the Toledo Mudhens and was on the major league roster during spring training. Jason Anderson*, Danville's own, is in Lehigh Valley AAA.

Dan Kasczrowski (League MVP 08) is with the Advanced A Visalia Rawhides, Ricky Bowen (07) with the Rookie League Billings Mustangs, Dan Black (07) with Single A Kannapolis Intimidaters, and Kiel Roling (07) with the AA Tulsa Drillers.

And we're just getting started with what we know to date.

Ryan Schimpf (07) is with the A Lansing Lugnuts, David Born (06) with the Rookie League Casper Ghosts, Ricardo Pecina (06) with the High H Potomac Nationals, Bryce Stowell (06) with the Kinston Indians High A club, and Billy Alvino (06) with the West Michigan Whitecaps A level.

Tanner Roark (06) is in AA with the Frisco Roughriders, Evan Button (06) with the short season Yakima Bears, and Aaron Weatherford (06) with the short season Tri City Dust Devils.

Louis Coleman (06)is in AA with the North West Arkansas Naturals. From the 2005 Dans, Justin Snyder(05)with the AA Trenton Thunder, Neil Schenk with the High A Charlotte Stone Crabs, Dan Sattler with High A Stockton Ports, Wes Roemer with the AA Mobile Bay Bears, Dusty Napoleon with the Stockton Ports High A, Mitch Moreland in AAA with the Oklahoma City Redhawks, and Jeff Flagg with the the A level Savanah Sand Gnats.

In AAA from the 2003 team, Van Pope with the Gwinett Braves and Kory Feiner with the Louisville Bats. From 2001 - Matt Tolbert* with the AAA Rochester Redhawks and Eric Stults* with the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes.

In the majors, Jon Papelbon (01)with the Boston Red Sox, Chris Coghlan (04)with the Mariners (2009 Rookie of the Year), Matt Daley (03)with the Colorado Rockies and Randy Ruiz (1999) with the Toronto Blue Jays.

More to come! (Note * indicates major league experience)

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Arkansas State sophomore Jacob Lee (Dans 2009) has been named to the Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll for his performance on the mound in leading the Red Wolves to a 3-1 victory over No. 18 Western Kentucky April 4.

Lee, one of just 16 players from across the nation to be named to the list, struck out eight batters in 6.2 innings to get the win and help ASU earn the series victory in Sunday's decisive game three against the Hilltoppers.

Lee held the opponent, who came into the series averaging 9.5 runs per game, to a single run in the Sunday finale. The Jonesboro, Ark. native surrendered just five hits, all singles, along the way. After giving up three hits and walking in a run in the first three innings, Lee settled in and retired the next 12 batters he faced to put the Red Wolves in position to earn the win.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


BATON ROUGE, La. - No one was happier for 2009 Danville Dan Austin Nola when he hit for the cycle last summer, than Dans and LSU teammate Mikie Mahtook. Last night, the tables turned. It was Mikie who hit for the cycle and Austin who cheered him on. The third-ranked Tigers pounded 20 hits as LSU defeated Alcorn State, 17-5, Tuesday night in Alex Box Stadium.

Nola was the first Dan to hit for the cycle and Mahtook became the first Tiger to do so since Aaron Hill accomplished the feat on April 5, 2003 against South Carolina. Mahtook went 4-for-4 with five runs scored as he doubled in the first inning, singled in the second, ripped a triple off the wall in the fifth and blasted a two-run dinger in the sixth.

Way to go Mikie!