The Washington Demon baseball team came away with two conference wins over Keokuk last night.
The Demons won 9-3 in the first game and then a close pitchers duel 2-1 in the second game.
In the first game the Demons used Tanner Knupp, Austin Witt and Elijah Wood on the mound to shut things down, with Knupp had three unearned runs all in the first to go down 3-2 to Keokuk, and then battled back offensively with two in the third inning and five in the seventh, with help from Walker Breard’s two double night with two RBI’s and Elijah Wood with three RBI’s.
Wood came in in relief for the last two innings and struck out five to continue to pad his strikeout numbers.
In the second game Blake Weidman and Dakota Shaw of Keokuk kept each other in check, but it was Weidman who gave up the lone run to Keokuk while Washington put two up, and Wood yet again came in to close things down and get six more strikeouts.
Demon head coach Nathan Miller said his offense is working just how it should.
“We had pretty good balance all the way through the line up in that first game, we had multiple hits from [Walker Breard] and from Jacob Green, Green 2-4 with two runs, and no RBI’s, and Tanner Knupp was 1-4 with two runs, he reached on an error, so when you have the top three hitters there in your order score six of your runs, there are a couple of things going there. Number one, they are getting on base and number two, our two, three four, five, six guys are all driving them in.”
Washington stays perfect at 5-0 and moves on to face school rival Mt. Pleasant at home on Thursday.