Demons outbattle Eagle Valley |

Demons outbattle Eagle Valley

EAGLE ” Back-and-forth is the name of the game when Glenwood Springs and Eagle Valley tangle on the baseball diamond.

Tim Cashel’s 4-for-5 day and a Beau Chicoine two-run home run helped the Demons escape with a 10-7 win over the host Devils on Thursday, sweeping the season series from their Class 4A Western Slope League adversaries.

“It was very similar game to the last time we played them,” said Glenwood coach Eric Nieslanik, referring to a 9-8 over Eagle earlier in the season. “I just think we’re well matched. The game was very much identical. When we made a mistake, they made a mistake. We got a big hit, they got a big hit.”

Chance Stevens got the pitching start and the win for Nieslanik’s squad, lasting four innings before handing the ball over to Pat Hailey, who tossed two scoreless innings. Chicoine finished off the Devils by striking out the side with a scoreless ninth.

Offensively, the Demons got the job done.

“We just kind of battled all day,” Nieslanik noted. “Beau and Tim had a good day. Connor Jackson had a good day. Dave King had a big RBI late to get us over the top.”

With the meat of its schedule ahead, Glenwood’s win was much needed. The Demons are now 6-3 in the WSL and 8-4 overall, while Eagle dropped to 3-6 and 5-8.

Glenwood travels to face first-place Palisade in a doubleheader on Saturday.

Said Nieslanik: “If we play well against them on Saturday, that’ll sure let us know where we sit.”

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