Monday, 9 August 2010

Dans edge Outlaws, 4-2 in first-round playoff


Central Division Playoff Box Score

DANVILLE -- Aaron Brandt threw five shutout innings to remain undefeated as the Danville Dans defeated the Nashville Outlaws 4-2 in the Prospect League's Central Division Playoff game at Danville Stadium on Monday. The Outlaws fell behind 3-0 after the second inning and struggled to get runs off the Danville pitching staff.

With the loss, the Outlaws end the season with an impressive 30-24 overall regular season record, including a Central Division best 16-10 in the second half of the season which allowed the franchise to clinch a playoff berth in their inaugural season of playing in the Prospect League.

Offensively, Drew Fann (Vanderbilt) led the Outlaws with two hits on Monday as Kevin Smith (LSU-Shreveport), Andrew Brouillette (LSU-Shreveport), Greg Bachman (Austin Peay) and Bryan Johns (Vanderbilt) all had one hit apiece.

Nashville starter Taylor Haydel (Western Kentucky) took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits in three innings of work.

Right-hander Kevin Crumb (Buffalo) was sharp in relief, tossing three innings of one-hit, scoreless relief to go along with four strikeouts and no walks.

Closer Jon Ivie allowed one walk and no hits in a third-of-a-inning to finish the season without allowing a single earned run.

The Outlaws would like to thank everyone for their support of a great first season of Nashville Outlaw baseball. Special thanks goes out to everyone who was involved in the Outlaw movement and a successful run to the playoffs in the franchise's inaugural season.

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