After winning 15-0 on Monday, the Duncan Demons had to hold on for victory Tuesday evening against Eisenhower winning 3-2 Tuesday to complete the district sweep.
Like they have all season, the Demons got their first two base runners to reach base, and Connor Thaxton scored the first run on a wild pitch giving Duncan a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.
Derek Bridges drove in the second run of the inning facing a 3-1 count. He hit a long double to center field to score Josh Bumgarner who’d reached on a single.
The very next batter for the Demons, Creed Watkins, hit a single to left field to score Bridges to take a 3-0 lead over the Eagles.
Eisenhower was able to get one back when Brayden Halberg hit an infield single to score Tre Harris, which cut the Demons’ lead to two after one inning of play.
Pitching took over until the bottom half of the sixth inning when the Eagles’ Martin Ledezma hit a double on the ground through the left side to score Justin Strickland to make it a 3-2 lead for Duncan.
Bumgarner came in as relief pitcher for Duncan after giving up the double and struck out the final batter of the bottom half of the sixth to keep the lead at one.
Needing to hold on for victory, Bumgarner struck out the side in order in the bottom half of the seventh to get the save and give Watkins the win on the mound for the Demons.
Watkins went five and two thirds innings on the mound and struck out eight batters while giving up five hits and walked five batters to earn the victory for Duncan in a close game.
Bridges was the only player to get multiple hits for Duncan going 2-for-3 while the other four hits were scatted from Jaxon Gregston, Brandon Miller, Bumgarner and Watkins.
Now sitting at 14-3 on the season and a perfect 6-0 in district play, the Demons will have one more game this week facing a non-conference powerhouse this evening.
Duncan will travel to face Tuttle with first pitch taking place at 5 p.m. The Demons will have a big week next week at home hosting two district games and the annual Southern Oklahoma Invitational.