Editor’s Note: This is part eight in a series about the 2019-2020 Duncan High School Athletics school year and will show how the Duncan Demons performed during the school year.
Trying for three years in a row for a berth into the Class 5A State Tournament, the Duncan Demons baseball team continued their strong foundation by going 3-1 before the season was canceled.
As a team, the Demons were hitting .366 in the four game season with victories against Western Heights and Guthrie and the only loss was to Yukon in the 2020 campaign.
The leading hitter for the Demons was one of the four seniors, Logan Chase, who went 5-for-9 batting .556 on the year followed by sophomore catcher Peyton Roberson who hit .545 on the year.
Kenny Garland was the another who hit above .500 and the rest of the team was spread out with Hunter Prince, Jaxon Gregston, Bryson Brooksher, Jake McKinney, Craig Barnard, Jackson Attaway, and Craig Holt getting hits for the Demons in 2020.
Chase led the team with six runs batted in, Roberson and Attaway both hit four runs in while Tate Wilkins and Gregston drove two runs apiece.
Brance Garrett was the leading pitcher for the Demons as he threw a no-hitter against district foe Western Heights going five innings and striking out nine batters in the victory.
Coach Erik Hughes, who will be honoring the four seniors in a special way through social media, said he appreciated what Gregston, Chase, Brody Litke and Ethan Howard meant to the team.
“I am proud of this team, proud of these Seniors. #DemonForever,” Hughes said.
The season was canceled after the Oklahoma Department of Education voted to close schools for the remainder of the school year and go to distance learning for the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Winning one district series and the only road game of the season, the Demons will look to hopefully start prep in the summer season if everything is cleared by the time it is supposed to start in June.
Information will be released to OSSAA member schools when summer activities can start as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.