The Washington Demon softball team won their first ever game in the State tournament yesterday, beating Carlisle 5-2.
The Demons were in the driver’s seat the whole game, even with a scary first inning. The Demons loaded the bases, but managed to escape with no damage.
Washington had their first run scored by a solo shot out into center field by Lauren Vittetoe in the bottom of the second.
Carlisle hit a solo shot of their own with Payton Mercer, tying up the game in the third, but the Demons had a good third inning themselves putting up two, and never looked back, scoring two more in the fifth.
The Wildcats put up one more in the seventh and made it a scary game with some doubles, but Ashley Rausch and the Demon defense shut down any scoring chances and the Demons came away the winners.
Head coach Angie Shrader says she was excited for her girls to go out there and get the win, and that the team worked well together for the win.
“It was well deserved, the kids played well,” Shrader said. “There were some situations where we got out of some jams, and our defense stepped up big, and LV [Lauren Vittetoe] coming up with that home run to start it off was a big key for us, and I think a big key for us was getting out of that first inning with no runs scored.”
The Demons will play Dallas-Center Grimes next tomorrow at 5:30 P.M.