The Washington Demon’s softball team went from unranked to no. 11 in the state this week. The now 5-1 Demons had won three of their five games off of 10 run rules before dropping a game in the rain this week to Fairfield 13-12 in nine innings. The Demons came back though and showed why they were meant to be ranked putting up 11 runs in seven innings and shutting out Fairfield.
Head coach Angie Shrader was happy for her team getting ranked, but knows there are consequences.
“I’m proud of the girls, they deserve it,” Shrader said. “It’s a well deserved honor, but sometimes it puts a bulls-eye on you that you don’t necessarily need. We just like to go play softball and not have to worry about it, but if people want to come for you, you still have to play your best softball.”
The Demons will be tested this week as they take on No. 6 Keokuk on Monday at the start of a week that has four games on the schedule.