Monday, June 11, 2012

Daniel brings in more awards

A 2012 Danville Dan continues to bring in the postseason awards from the spring season. Shortstop Andrew Daniel from the University of San Diego was named a Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Daniel burst onto the scene as a true freshmen for the Toreros, hitting .339 on the season with 18 doubles, a pair of triples, four homers, and 45 RBIs.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Louisiana State shortstop Austin Nola was the first of three former Danville Dans selected on Tuesday in the Major League Baseball draft. Nola, a member of the 2009 Danville Dans, was chosen by the Miami Marlins in the fifth round. The next former Dan to hear his name called was Arkansas State pitcher Jacob Lee, who was chosen by the Cleveland Indians in the ninth round. Rounding out Tuesday’s portion of the draft, Justin Amlung from Louisville was taken in the 12th round by the Chicago Cubs. On Wednesday, 2010 Danville Dan Bryan Haar (San Diego) was taken in the 34th round by the Minnesota Twins, completing the 2012 draft for the Dans. Good luck Dans!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Two Dans named All-American!

A 2012 Danville Dan, freshman shortstop Andrew Daniel of the University of San Diego baseball team, has been tabbed a freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger. Daniel, a 6-1 freshman short stop from San Diego, exploded onto the scene as a true freshman, hitting .339 with 78 hits, 18 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 45 RBI. In WCC action, Daniel continued to have a hot stick, as he hit .323 with 32 hits, nine doubles, two home runs and 21 RBI. Daniel becomes the third Torero to earn a Louisville Slugger All-American nomination, as both sophomore third baseman Kris Bryant and another Dans alumni, sophomore closer Michael Wagner (2011) were both named third-team All-American's last week by the publication. After playing in the 2012 NCAA Regional, Daniel is expected to report to the Dans at the end of this week. Congratulations Andrew & Michael!

Monday, June 4, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. - Brandon Moss went deep twice and former Danville Dan, A.J. Griffin (2007)and two relievers combined on a two-hitter Sunday afternoon, leading the Sacramento River Cats (AAA-Oakland A's) to a 4-2 win over Tacoma at Cheney Stadium. Recently moved up from AA, Griffen has a 3.99 era with 24 Strikeouts and 6 base on balls. Griffin took a hard-luck no decision, limiting Tacoma to just a pair of hits and two earned runs in seven innings. The big right-hander struck out six and walked one .