6-3 baseball

Duncan’s Brandon Wilson trots home for the winning run Monday night in the first game of a doubleheader.

john Walker
The Duncan Banner

One of Duncan’s Pure Prairie League teams swept a doubleheader Monday against Oklahoma City Lawrence William 5-4 and 14-2, respectively.

Duncan 5, Lawrence William 4

DHS edged out a win Monday against OKC Lawrence William 5-4 with Dylan Linke pitching 4 2/3 strong innings.

Linke walked four and struck out two before Thomas Edwards replaced him on the mound.

Edwards picked up the win for the Demons after LW tied the game up at 4 apiece in the top of the seventh. He finished with four strike outs and four walks.

Heading to the top of the seventh inning, Duncan led 4-2. In the bottom of the sixth, Brandon Wilson tripled to center and scored on a throwing error.

After William tied the game in the top of the seventh, Duncan’s Bradley Wilson drove in Edwards from third. Edwards reached first on a hit and then took second on a passed ball.

Duncan coach Darren Briggs was happy for his team and emphasized the need for continual improvement.

“These guys are incoming freshmen,” Briggs said. “Many of them are 13 years old. Over the summer, I don’t care about wins or losses, I just care about constant improvement. We’re going to work on the fundamentals over and over again. As they improve and get older and stronger, the wins will take care of themselves.”

Duncan 14, Lawrence William 2

The Demons ended the doubleheader with a blowout rout that concluded after three innings.

Conner Cox picked up the win for the Demons after pitching a complete game. He struck out six and walked two, while facing 17 batters.

Duncan scored five in the first, one in the second and eight in the third. They sent a total of 27 batters to the plate, 11 in the first, six in the second and 10 in the third.

After scoring one in the bottom of the third, Duncan had runners on first and third due to two walks and a passed ball. Camden Dennard doubled pushing in two runs.

Dennard advanced to third on a passed ball and then scored on an infield hit by Brandon Wilson sending Thomas Edwards to second. Edwards walked to reach base.

With runners on first and second and still no outs, Bradley Wilson cam up with a base hit to push in Edwards. Bradley Wilson advanced to third and Brandon Wilson scored on a throwing error.

William got out of the inning when Cox tried to take both second and third on a passed ball. He was thrown out at third.

Briggs said that his team performed a little better.

“What it boils down to is being consistent,” he said. “The only way to become better is to be consistent. As these boys make adjustments, they will want to see immediate results to build their confidence. It won’t always happen.”

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