Dans Pitchers throw combined no-hitter

On June 23, Danville Dans pitchers, Steven Washilewski and Will Klein combined to throw a no-hitter in Hannibal this evening as the Dans defeated the Hoots 8-0. This is the fifth no-hitter in Dans history, and the first since CJ Burdick tossed one on June 4, 2014.

Washilewski, a left-handed throwing sophomore-to-be at Kansas, was making his fourth start of the summer. In the game, he only allowed one runner to reach (on a walk in the second) while striking out 11.

For the season, he’s 4-0 with a 1.82 ERA. He’s struck out 33 – second most in the Prospect League – and while walking just three in 24.2 innings pitched. Prospect League pitching limit rules prevented Washilewski from finishing the game.

Entering the game in the 7th inning was right-hander Will Klein, sophomore-to-be at Eastern Illinois University.

He struck out five and walked just one in his three innings of no-hit baseball. In five appearances this season, Klein has struck out 15 while walking 12 in 12.2 innings.

Other no-hitters for Danville Dans history include Brian Wiese throwing a 9-inning no-no against the Springfield Rifles on July 27, 1996.

Kurt Ainsworth tossed a 7-inning no-hitter against the Quincy Gems on June 18, 1997.

A Dans 6-inning combined no-hitter was tossed on the road by Nick DeCampli and Ty Davis in a 2-1 loss to the Rifles.

Danville Dans are in their 31st season and are a founding member of the Prospect League, one of the premier college summer leagues in the nation.

 Baseball players from California, Florida, Louisiana and all across the Midwest are in Danville to improve their fielding skills and batting with wood bats.

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