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April 15, 2014

Demon home game becomes road doubleheader

DUNCAN — The Duncan baseball team will head to Del City for a doubleheader Tuesday after its scheduled home Monday game was postponed.

Demon coach Tim Hightower said Del City had some transportation issues that kept the Eagles from making it to Duncan. Snow in Del City delayed school buses and one would not have been available to bring the players to Duncan until between 4:30 and 5 p.m. That would mean delaying the start time of Monday’s game until later in the evening, when it would have been cold.

The coaches decided it was best to play a doubleheader in Del City Tuesday. Hightower doesn’t mind the switch.

“You’ve just got to get totally focused and prepared a little longer if you play a doubleheader,” he said. “But if you play really well, a doubleheader can be good for you.”

He added that all his pitchers have had time to rest because Duncan did not play a game Friday or Saturday.

“They’ll be ready (for Tuesday),” Hightower said. “A doubleheader shouldn’t make a difference at all.”

The District 2-5A games are important because they will determine Duncan’s postseason fate. The Demons are trying to stay in the hunt for a top-four district finish and earn a spot in a regional tournament. Hightower said because the Del City games are district outings, it is important to play them as soon as possible.

“I don’t like rescheduling too many games toward the end of the year,” he said. “You get bad weather then, you don’t play them at all, and that can hurt you when it comes to playoff seedings.

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