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April 4, 2014

Demons open SOI with two wins

DUNCAN — Duncan baseball opened the Southern Oklahoma Invitational on a high note Thursday, beating Mustang 8-0.

It wasn’t as smooth a ride in the second game, but Duncan pulled out a 12-9 win over Washington. Still, Demon coach Tim Hightower was happy his players found a way to win.

“They understand there are going to be some ups and downs during a game,” he said. “You’ve got to be able to come back and create opportunities for yourself.”

The Demons were all business in the Mustang game. They took advantage of three Mustang errors while playing flawless defense. Duncan’s error-free play allowed pitcher John Campbell to take control. He held Mustang to four hits and walked none.

“I was really hitting my spots,” Campbell said. “We played great defense. I had to trust my team.”

Duncan led 1-0 in the fourth inning when Collin Klingensmith extended the lead with a single to shallow left field that scored Dylan Zawicki and Blaine Hillin. Klingensmith reached base three times, with two hits and a walk.

“I really just got ahead early and was just patient,” he said. “They had to throw me strikes.”

Duncan finished the game with a five-run fifth.

The defense wasn’t as sharp in the Washington game. Errors plagued the Demons early and Washington took a 7-4 lead in the top of the fourth. Duncan then responded with seven runs. Hightower praised his players for timely hits.

The wind picked up midway through the game, but relief pitcher Trevor Stone stayed sharp, holding Washington to two runs in the final three innings.

In the other Thursday game, Mustang beat Fletcher 12-1.

Duncan faces Fletcher today at 7 p.m. Before that, Washington faces Mustang at 2 p.m., then Fletcher at 4:30 p.m.

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