The Washington Demons softball team kicked off their season last night against Columbus Junction. The game started out with a pitchers dual, with Maddie Bohr giving up a hit but then sending down the batters with no score, but it was the Wildcats Megan Pretz who was shinning with three strike outs in the first inning. The Demons did strike first with an RBI single by Joni Erwin, but it was the Wildcats who opened up the scoring in the third inning after a big triple to the right center wall scored a run. The Cats scored three in the third.
The Demons bats were quiet in the third, but the fourth inning was a different story. After three walks and a wild pitch the demons came within one of the lead, but it was the fifth inning that brought them into the lead. After Columbus had the lead off out, The Demons got walked and singled, and took errors into a 5-3 lead. The Demons didn’t stop there though as they continued to get walked and reach on errors until the bases were loaded when Grace Redlinger hammered a ball to the fence in right field scoring three runs and giving the Demons an 8-3 lead. The wildcats went to Chaney on the pitching change and she had trouble controlling her pitches as she walked the bases full and a run in.
The Demons then opened up the scoring more with a couple of hits from Vittetoe scoring two more and Buchholz scoring the 12th run to give Joni Erwin the chance at ending the game early, and she did with a drive to left field giving the Demons a 13-3 win on an error field night.
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