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Summer lessons prime Dans' Dugas for LSU

DANVILLE — Gavin Dugas has spent the 2018 Prospect League season showing LSU baseball exactly what it's getting when Dugas reports to campus as a freshman later this year.

Tigers coach Paul Mainieri must like what he sees.

Salt Fork grad Taylor back in familiar confines

DANVILLE — There was an ironic element to Tuesday night's Prospect League showdown between the Danville Dans and Terre Haute Rex that may have gone overlooked by most in attendance at Danville Stadium.

Danville Dans vs. Terre Haute

Danville Dans during their game against the Terre Haute Rex at Danville stadium on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. 

Catching up with ex-area standouts in pro baseball

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with former area standouts playing in pro baseball:


OF Kevin Kiermaier, ex-Parkland, Rays

Area softball standings: July 8, 2018

Champaign Park District



Rafters 8-0; Pia’s Hitmen 5-3; Body N’ Sole 4-4; Old Time Meat & Deli 3-5; Owens 65ers 0-8



Fat City 10-0; Six Hound Saloon 7-3; Loman Ray 6-4; CASA 4-6; Lazers Edge 2-8; Esquire 1-9


Four local notes on the national pastime ahead of Independence Day

Independence Day and baseball go well together. It's the national pastime, after all. Before you fire up the grills and watch the sky light up on Wednesday night, sports editor Matt Daniels takes you around the horn with four items:

Go, Cubs, go

Ex-Centennial star Stampley commits to Illinois football

Dominic Stampley is returning home.

The former Centennial football athlete on Friday announced via Twitter that he'd be joining Lovie Smith's Illinois program. Stampley, a wide receiver, graduated high school in 2015.

Cobras end season in walk-off fashion

ENID, Okla. — Parkland baseball nearly found a way to keep its title hopes alive and extend its stay in Oklahoma.

LSU-Eunice just had other plans.

Cobras drop opener of World Series title series

ENID, Okla. — Against the nation's best, Parkland baseball understandably had some nerves Thursday night.

The Cobras committed four errors, netting three unearned runs, and fell 9-5 to top-seeded LSU-Eunice in the opener of the NJCAA Division II World Series championship series at David Allen Ballpark.

Cobras to play for World Series title

ENID, Okla. — Dave Garcia thought having his Parkland baseball players take batting practice in the open field might help loosen them up more than in the cages.

He wasn't wrong.