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Thursday, July 05, 2007

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[July 05, 2007]  Former Danville Dan (2001) Eric Stults has been called up from the Los Vegas 51s by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He appeared in six games for the Dodgers last year.

Also, Pittsburgh Pirate Shane Youman (Danville Dan 2001), freshly recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis, limited Milwaukee, the National League's most potent offense, to two runs over six innings and got his first major league victory.

Dans defeat Bombers in 14 innings with walk-off homer

DANVILLE -- Ryan Schimpf's leadoff walk-off home run in the 14th inning gave the Danville Dans a 7-6 victory over the Dubois Bombers on Tuesday night at Danville Stadium.

Schimpf drilled a 2-1 pitch off Dubois reliever Andrew Scheid (2-1) over the right-field fence.

The Dans, which snapped a three-game losing streak, rallied from a 4-2 deficit with two runs in the ninth, and they rallied from a 6-4 deficit in the 13th inning with two runs.

Danville's James Meador (2-1) got the victory, tossing three innings, allowing two hits, two runs (none earned), walking two and striking out four.

The Dubois offense was paced by Andy Smith, Derek Melton and Langdon Potts with two hits each.

Danville's Ben Wolgamot had three hits in the contest.

The Bombers and the Dans were to conclude their four-game series on Wednesday night at League Stadium in Huntingburg, Ind. Danville planned to send right-hander Jake Walsh to the mound, while Dubois countered with right-hander Marc Harmon.

Bombers over Dans 6-5

HUNTINGBURG, Ind. -- The Dubois County Bombers treated a packed house Wednesday night with a thrilling 6-5 victory. Down 4-3 entering the bottom of the seventh, the Bombers pushed across three tallies on the strength of a Wes Fink infield single, a Casey Martin single to left, a Chris Affinito double to right and an Eric Smith single to left. Danville threatened in the top of the eighth, but Michael Manus came in to slam the door. He retired Dan Black to end the eighth and retired the side in order in the ninth to pick up his first save.

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Vince Doster, Derek Melton, Martin, Smith and Affinito finished with two hits each for the Bombers. Bradley Goldsmith belted a two-RBI triple in the second.

Chris Lewellyn drove in two runners with a single to right in the top of the sixth. James Meador, Jason Nappi, Steve Esmonde and Tyler Bullock each had two hits for the Dans, who dropped to 10-13.

Travis Lamar (2-1) picked up the win after allowing two earned runs over 2 1/3 innings of work.

The Bombers continue the homestand Thursday night as the DuPage County Dragons roll into town. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. CDT at League Stadium.

Dragons top Gems 4-2

QUINCY -- The DuPage County Dragons completed their three-game sweep over the Quincy Gems with a 4-2 win on Wednesday at QU Stadium.

Quincy jumped out to a 2-0 lead, scoring one run in both the second and third innings. The Gems got on the board first in the second when Ryan Hook scored from second on a single and error. The Gems added another run in the third when Cory Coquillard doubled to score Thomas McCormick and make the score 2-0.

DuPage tied the game in the fifth on a two-run home run by Stephens. They grabbed the lead in the sixth on another two-run home run, this time by DeMarco. That would be all the scoring in the game, with the Gems managing just four hits in the contest.

Quincy falls to 13-10 overall while DuPage improves to 12-11 overall.

[Text from Central Illinois Collegiate League news release]


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