Demons split two games with Moffat County
The Glenwood Demons used a textbook 3-1 win over Moffat County Saturday afternoon to split with the Bulldogs in a pair of 4A Western Slope League baseball games.
Playing on the road, the Demons dropped the opener at Craig 8-4.
But in the nightcap, the Demons used a complete-game pitching performance from Tiernan Conway to take the 3-1 victory – and the doubleheader split.
Conway won a duel with Moffat County all-stater Jarrod Estey, who struck out 13 Demons in the second-game loss.
Conway, who also pitched an inning in relief in the first game, pitched seven more innings in the second and walked only one. He coaxed 13 flyball outs.
The Demons scored twice in the second after Estey hit Roberto Olivas and then walked Justin Jerome. Andrew Blake singled and then Brian Wren singled home the first run.
Seth Smith’s fielder’s choice scored the second run.
The Demons added a single run in he fourth when Blake drew a based-loaded walk. Josh Russo started the rally with a walk before an Olivas single. Jeremy Ureche added a single in the short rally.
“Defensively, we played well in that game,” Glenwood Springs coach Mike Wilde said.
“We were just really focuses. Tiernan kept them off balance.”
In the opener, Blake, Wren and Jerome drove in Demon runs. Dusty Lanci, Russo, Ureche and Blake each had two hits in the first game.
“That’s a great split at Craig,” Wilde said.
The Demons will host Roaring For in a nonleague doubleheader at 4 p.m. Tuesday in West Glenwood.
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