The Demons opened the softball season hosting Columbus, and Washington used aggressive base running to get up early. In the bottom of the first in addition to your traditional steals, Washington sent runners on the throw back from the catcher to pitcher . The Demons brought five across in the bottom of the first and with the bases load on a ground ball that got into left, a base runner interference was called for the third out otherwise two more runs probably would have scored. In the field the Demons retired the first nine batters they faced and senior Greta Smeins held the Wildcats to two hits, struck out seven and did not get to three balls in a count and only got to two balls twice. Washington added a run in the second and in the fourth, and with it 7-0 in the bottom of the fifth, scored three runs to end the game 10-0. The Demons next will open conference play when 5th ranked Fort Madison comes to town for a doubleheader. You’ll be able to hear game one of that on the one to count on KCII, we’ll be on the air at 5:30.

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