CARL ALBERT 12 DHS 2
Duncan once again came out energized in the first inning, but it would not be enough to match the wrath of the Titans, as the Demons fell 12-2 in five innings.
Senior left fielder Ryan Haley led off the game by reaching first on a hit by pitch and later advanced to second on a wild pitch. Senior second baseman Cade Baldwin delivered during the next at bat, bringing Haley home on a single to right field. Two batters later, sophomore catcher Bryce Byford brought home Duncan’s final run of the night by scoring Baldwin with a double to right field.
Carl-Albert wasted no time to respond, scoring three runs in the bottom half of the first. Noone continued his strong night by plating McGregor and first baseman Gavin LaValley with an RBI single and third baseman Jared Price gave the Titans its first lead, scoring Noone with an infield single to second base.
The Titans never looked back, scored five in the second and four more in the fourth en route to a comfortable 12-2 lead. Duncan’s final chance came in the top of the fifth, but Titans starting pitcher Cameron Warren struck out the side to secure the win.
Stanley took the loss for Duncan, allowing eight runs in two innings of work.
“We have to find ways to get better,” Hightower said. “We’ll find out where we need to improve and try to make strides at the plate and on the mound.”
The Demons will be back on the diamond at 5 p.m. Friday at home against Chickasha.