Washington beats Keokuk
The Demon baseball team won their doubleheader against Keokuk on Thursday evening.
Washington baseball head coach Nathan Miller said the team did everything well to win.
“We had strong pitching from Elijah Wood and good defense,” Miller said.
Washington also showed improvement at the bat.
“We’re putting more balls into play as the season goes on,” Miller said.
Tanner Knupp had one run and one hit. Walker Breard had two runs and one hit and Austin Witt had two hits and one run.
The first game ended with a score of 4 to 1. This becomes Miller’s 200th win as coach of the baseball team.
Washington won the second game 10 - 2.
“We were in total control of that game,” Miller said. “We played error free and the other team was only able to get two runs.”
Miller said the pitcher for the second game was Tanner Knupp and he pitched the fastest he’s pitched all season.
Knupp had two runs and three hits. Jacob Green scored one run. Walker Breard had one run and three hits. Elijah Wood had two hits and one run. Kyle Roder had one run and one hit. Mason Quigley had one run and one hit. Ezra Graber, Jack Giardina, and Michael Witt each scored one run.
The next game the team will play will be Monday, July 15, at the Washington baseball diamond against Clear Creek Amana. The game will begin at 7 p.m.
It will also be senior night for the team.
“We’re just trying to end the season off on the right foot with a win,” Miller said. “We’re getting some guys back on Monday and we’re focusing on playing with them in our line up again.”