The Washington baseball team had a small hiccup last night when they split with Fairfield.
The Demons lost game one 4-3 with a couple unearned runs, and were leading the second game before the unearned runs got them again, making the Demon make a comeback in the 7-4 victory.
Washington started the game out right with a big blast by Colin Steele that reached the right field wall on the fly for a double. Then after three straight walks the Demons scored Steele, but left the other three on.
Jared Henry was the starting pitcher for Washington and he threw a quick 1-2-3 inning, which got the Demons back up to bat and scoring a couple more going up 3-0, but the Trojans struck back, scoring one in the first and then three in the third putting them in the lead 4-3.
Henry started to struggle with location, going 3 1/3 innings, three strikeouts, two walks, four hits, and only two earned runs against him.
The two teams stayed four three off of great pitching by Elijah Wood, until the fifth when the Demons took advantage of some Trojan errors and scored the tying run. The Demons kept up the pressure in the sixth and seventh getting the go ahead run and a couple for insurance.
Wood threw 3.2, had five strikeouts, four walks and no hits or runs scored on him.
Head coach Nathan Miller said this about Wood after the game.
“[Wood] had a little arm injury at the start of the season so he is probably our freshest arm right now, and there is a lot of upside to him, and we’ll be using him for the rest of the season,” Miller said. “Walking away here tonight allows us to have a little bit more focus against Benton who will be a tough team on the road.”
The Demons will see Fairfield again in the first round of the sub-state playoff.
Tonight the Demons will have a tough test against a 26-6 Benton team in a doubleheader, in Van Horne.