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March 30, 2013

Duncan baseball team overwhelms competition at Showcase

DUNCAN — After dropping its first two games at the Ardmore/ Lone Grove Showcase, the Duncan baseball team got back on track  in its final three games.

The No. 13 Demons (9-5) offense rolled on all cylinders, as the team cruised to a 10-2 win against Putnam City West and 10-0 victory against Lone Grove Friday and stayed hot with a 12-6 victory against Ardmore Saturday.

“It’s nice to get going and play a few strong, all around games,” Demons coach Tim Hightower said. “We didn’t beat ourselves out there, we came out and played sound, fundamental baseball.”

Duncan 12, Ardmore 6

Facing a team it had already beaten twice, Duncan had no trouble repeating history once again in its win against the Tigers (6-10) Saturday.

After each team plated a run in the first, things began to sway in the Demons’ favor when they scored seven runs in the second.

The first five Demons batters got on base with a walk, with junior infielder John Campbell’s base on balls bringing home senior first baseman Riley Peters. Senior shortstop Dillon Stanley advanced on four balls after Campbell to bring in the team’s third run and the Demons never looked back.

Sophomores Bryce Byford and Mason Hightower drove in runs with RBI singles and junior Blaine Hillin added to the lead with a two RBI single of his own.

With a comfortable advantage, the Demons added some insurance with one run in the fourth and three runs in the fifth to run-rule Ardmore in five innings.

Sophomore pitcher Scott Cooper made the most of his first start this year, securing the victory on the mound.

Duncan 10, Putnam City West 2

It took until the third inning, but once the Demons offense got going, they could not be stopped against the Patriots (0-13) Friday.

In the third inning, junior John Campbell started what would be his best game of the season with a walk, senior outfielder Ryan Haley moved Campbell to third with a double and Bryce Byford took full advantage with a two run single to give Duncan a 2-0 lead.

It was more of the same in the fourth, as Duncan added on two more runs in the same fashion. Sophomore catcher Mason Hightower kicked things off with a single, senior right fielder Tanner Norton followed with a double and junior Hunter Phillips added to the Duncan lead with a two run single of his own. Campbell continued to provide offense in the fifth with a double in the fifth and was brought home on a Haley RBI triple. After Haley scored, Dillon Stanley got in one the scoring, coming home on a passed ball after earning a walk.

Duncan secured a run-rule victory in the sixth, when Norton brought home two runs with an RBI single.

In his first start of the year, junior pitcher Skyler Rodriguez earned the win, striking out five and allowing two earned runs in six innings of work.

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