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Demons sweep Bloodhounds

Posted: Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 7:15 am

After falling big at home on Thursday night, the Washington Demon baseball team bounced back with a sweep of Fort Madison on the road Friday.

Game one ended with a 13-3 final.  The Demons got down to the Bloodhounds 3-2 after the first inning, but rebounded for two runs in the third, seven in the fourth, and two in the fifth to end it via the ten-run rule in five innings.

Wilx Witthoft had a great game, notching three hits and driving in four.  Cade Hennigan got the win on the hill after giving up three runs and striking out five in five innings of work.

Game two was a bit closer, ending with a 7-3 score.  The Demons got out to an early one-run lead in the first, and they never lost it.  Chase McDole got the start on the hill, giving up two runs and striking out three in 3.2 innings pitched.

Witthoft had another good game, notching two hits and driving in a run, with Brant Stout sharing that same stat line.

The Demons will take to the diamond again tonight to complete the season series against their bitter rivals, the Mount Pleasant Panthers.  The series is tied at one game apiece after the Demons and Panthers split a double-header on June 7.  First pitch from Dick Sojka Memorial Field is set for 5:30 p.m.