Sean Gorman / The Duncan Banner
The Duncan Banner
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..