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March 18, 2013

Demons overcome slow start to beat Ardmore

DUNCAN — It wasn’t the same kind of offensive performance that had yielded Duncan 38 runs in its last three games, but the Demons did just enough, beating Ardmore 6-4 Monday at Sportsman’s Park.

“It was a really big win for our team,” Demons coach Tim Hightower said. “We didn’t hit the ball well but it says a lot about our team that we were still able to win.”

Duncan drew first blood in the  bottom of the first inning. Ryan Haley was hit by a pitch and got into scoring position by stealing second base. After a wild pitch moved Haley to third and a Cade Baldwin walk, Haley was brought home on a ground ball by Brian Bradburry.

Down 2-1 in the fifth, the Demons took the lead for good with three runs. Taber Kaspereit and Ryan Kaley, who got on base with a double, each scored on errors and and Cade Baldwin came home on a wild pitch after stealing first and second base.

Holding a one run lead, the Demons added insurance in the sixth with two more runs. Dillon Stanley provided the offense, bringing home Tanner Norton and Kaspright on a suicide squeeze bunt.

Starting pitcher Riley Peters kept the Tigers in check early on, allowing just one run in 3 1/2 innings of work.

Coming in as relief, Trevor Stone filled in for Peters and allowed three runs in 3 2/3 innings to get the win.

“I thought they threw well,” Hightower said. “We were a little inconsistent and gave them a few free passes, but overall we recovered from a slow start.”

The teams will be at it again tomorrow in a new venue when the Demons play the Tigers in Ardmore at 4 p.m..

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