Demons finish district play unbeaten
The ball rolled past shortstop as yet another run came through for Duncan.
With each inning and each error, the gap continued to widen. MacArthur made uncharacteristic mistakes while the Demons played soundly on both sides on their way to a 9-2 victory Tuesday in the final District 5A-1 game for both teams.
The Highlanders (25-8, 11-3 District 5A-1) committed three errors, threw three pitchers and walked nine batters in the loss. Duncan (25-7, 14-0) finished with nine hits and played error-free on defense to finish the season in first place and undefeated in district.
“It just shows how resilient the boys are,” Demon coach Erik Hughes said. “We tried to create the toughest schedule possible so that these games feel like just another game instead of a tough game. I think a lot of the credit goes to the schedule. A lot of the teams that we have played are similar to these teams we’re playing in district. It’s good to beat your rivals. They’re a great team, they just happened to make a few more mistakes than we did.”
The game had no influence on the district standings. After Duncan defeated Mac, 6-5 on Monday, the Demons locked up first place while the Highlanders were secure in second. As a result, Hughes rested a few regular starters ahead of the playoffs, which begin Thursday.