The Demon baseball team’s offense vanished last night in both games against Ft. Madison, dropping two games in the conference.
In game one, it was a battle of 0 ERA’s with Elijah Wood and Jordan Brecount on the mounds, and by the end of the night they would both keep it that way with no one budging.
Ft. Madison put the pressure on first, having a hit in the first inning, but then hit a line drive to the glove side of Walker Breard who made a solo double play, one of the two double plays Washington pulled in the game.
The Demons meanwhile could get nothing going, despite having two runners reach base on walks with no outs in the second, the Demons could not get a hit. Ft. Madison got one hit every inning through the sixth, and left two men stranded in the second and fourth, and one left one in the first, fifth and sixth without scoring.
The Demons had a chance in the seventh to score the winning run, with the basses loaded and two outs, but couldn’t get an extra hit. Wood pitched a short order inning in the eighth to keep momentum, and the Demon’s had a man in scoring position with one out and could do nothing. Again they faced bases loaded with two outs, but a strikeout looking ended the inning as we went into the ninth.
Jake Dickinson took the mound for Washington, and walked the first runner and eventual winning run scorer, as Ryley Basham made his way around the bags to third, and an error by the Demons let him get in to score. Ft. Madison scored another in the inning as well. Washington came up in the bottom of the inning and went down in short order to end this nine inning game with a 2-0 loss.
Washington had just two hits, while Elijah Wood went eight innings, throwing over 100 pitches, gave up six hits, no runs, three walks and three strikeouts, while Dickinson took the loss with one inning pitched, two runs, one earned and a walk. Ft. Madison’s Brecount threw 6 2/3 innings, and had just one hit off of him, two walks, seven strikeouts and hit three players. Miles Wentzien came in in relief and got the win going 2 1/3 innings, with one hit, two walks and one strikeout.
Washington went on to lose game two 6-1.
It must have been something in the air that night as well, because over on the softball diamond, the Demon softball team, after dropping from No. 9 to No. 12 in the rankings went 12 innings with Ft. Madison, a team that was 3-11 before last night, and loss 8-6 in 12. Washington did split winning 7-5 in the second game.