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August 27, 2013

Demons take 1st at El Reno tourney

DUNCAN — Duncan added some significant prestige to its early softball showing at El Reno, winning four games to capture a prestigious championship and move its record to 8-1.

The Lady Demons defeated Class 5A Guthrie 2-1 in the title game after previously winning over Class A Minco 6-1, Class 6A Stillwater 3-1 and Class 5A Guymon 10-2.

“We’re playing well,” Coach Robert Cowan said, “and we’re proud to have won the tournament. I believe this team will win more tournaments before the year is over.

“We didn’t hit as well as I had hoped, but our pitching was strong and we’re not making many mistakes. That’s a big difference compared to last year. Actually, we have a lot of youth on this team, but our young players have a lot of experience.

“It’s early, but we’re excited. We’re moving into a really competitive part of our schedule, but we feel good about how we’re playing.”

Freshman pitcher Corrina Rivas keyed the championship win, allowing Guthrie just two hits while striking out 12. Jenny Rather’s sacrifice fly scored Kennedy Stewart with the winning run in the sixth.

Burkley Faulkner and Rivas each had two hits in the title game. K.K. Williams had one.

Both Rivas and senior Autumn Parker had two mound victories. Rivas also beat Stillwater in a 10-strikeout effort while Parker downed Minco and Guymon, giving up just nine hits and one walk in her two games.

Faulkner had a home run against Guymon.

Following Monday’s game at Altus, the Lady Demons host rival Lawton MacArthur Tuesday, pitting teams that finished second and third in district play a year ago. Duncan won two head-to-head games last year, each by a run.

The Lady Demons fly to Fort Collins, Colo. Wednesday and will compete in the 15-team Triple Crown Invitational Friday and Saturday. Duncan is the only non-Colorado team in the field.

Duncan hosts Chickasha Sept. 3 in a district game.

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