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Washington splits with Raiders to finish regular season

Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 8:12 am

The Demons softball team came up with some big runs to take the first game in extra innings over Williamsburg. Washington was closing out the regular season on the road. The Demons got a run in each of the first three innings, while Williamsburg scored in the first and third to pull within one 3-2. The Demons would start the 5th with a Caitlin Fishback solo home run over the left field fence, to give Washington a 4-2 lead. The Demons took that lead into the bottom of the seventh but with two outs an error and a walk had runners at first and second and an error in the outfield allowed those two to score and put the winning run at third. The Demons got out of the jam with a ground out to the pitcher. Washington would respond in the top of the eighth with four runs coming across and Washington would win 8-4. Greta Smeins gave up eight hits struck out five and walked two.

In the second game Washington led most of the game and were up 4-1 going into the fifth but the Radiers scored three in the fifth and three in the sixth to win 7-4. Beth Dillon pitched that second game for Washington and gave up 9 hits. The Demons had 11 hits, seven of which came off the Raiders ace Kaley Hakman. With the split the Demons are now 26-9 and Williamsburg is 26-10. The two teams will open the postseason against each other here in Washington on Saturday. Demon Head Coach Angie Shrader says they came away last night feeling like they hit well against the three pitchers they faced on the night.