The Washington Demons won their first conference game of the baseball season last night when they defeated Fairfield 5-4 in Game One of a doubleheader at Dick Sotjka Memorial Field in Washington.

Washington was held in check and trailed 2-0 until the fourth inning. Senior Luke Beenblossom led off with a single and moved up after sophomore Caden Greiner reached safely on a throwing error by the Fairfield pitcher.

Luke Schiebel drove in both runners with a base hit down the right field line, and back-to-back knocks by fellow juniors Mason Morgan and Conner Leyden loaded the bases.

A sacrifice by junior Joel Meyer brought home the go-ahead run, while a groundout by junior Nate Edmonds drove in another and a base hit by Blayze Richardson added to a 5-2 lead for the Demons.

From there, Leyden would get three more outs on the mound and give way to freshman Brady Krantz, who allowed Fairfield to score twice more but still sewed up a nine-out save.

Washington would not have the same luck in Game Two, trailing 8-0 before they ever cracked the scoreboard and suffering a 16-1 defeat to Fairfield in five innings. Nonetheless, the Demons are now 1-7 in the Southeast Conference and 2-10 overall.

Washington will try to pick up another win tonight when they travel to take on Oskaloosa. The Indians are 5-11 this season but beat the Demons in a close game 7-5 last year.

You can catch Washington Demon baseball this evening on 106.1 FM KCII and streaming on the KCII1 app and KCIIradio.com, starting with the Roder Epoxy Pregame Show at 7 o’clock.