The Washington baseball team fell to Solon last night after a couple of tough innings were too much to come back from.
The Demons got the first run on the board, but the Spartans got the win 9-3.
In the first inning Austin Witt started on the mound for Washington and got through the Spartans in four batters, to bring up the Demons where Walker Breard put a great swing on a ball that went it to right center field for a long homerun to give the Demons a 1-0 lead.
In the second the wheels would start to come off for the Demons, as Witt gave up a lead off double, and then a liner to Michael Ellingson at second put one down, but then three straight Spartans would walk, walking in the first run and tying it 1-1, and ending Witt’s day after 1 1/3 innings. Drake Brezina came in then and got an out on a liner to short with the bases loaded, but would walk the next two and hit the fourth batter he faced walking in three more runs and making it 4-1 until finally the Demons got the final out.
Washington could get nothing going in the second or third, but Solon came up in the third and put up five more runs, starting with a dropped fly ball to center that Kyle Roder had to run a long way to try and grab, and put a good effort on but couldn’t come away with the out. Then a walk, and a fielders choice scored a run, another walk put two on, an error scored a run, a two RBI single made it 8-1, another error put another man on and an RBI single made it 9-1, and Michael Gier came in in relief and got the final out.
Gier went 2 1/3 innings in this game and was paired with Mason Quigley in the final two innings and both combined to walk four, with five hits and no runs across the plate.
The Demons did score two in the fourth, off a lead off double by Roder and a RBI single by Austin Witt made it 9-2 and a 6-4 fielders choice by Quigley knocked in Witt to make the final 9-3.
The offensive leaders were Breard going 2-4 with a run and a RBI with the Homerun, and Kyle Roder who was 2-3 with a run and a double.
Washington went through four pitchers in the game, and three in the first three innings.
The Demons fall to 10-14 on the year and play their final two conference double headers next.