The season-opening winning streak for the Durango High School baseball team ended Saturday in the championship game of the annual Scorpion Invitational in Farmington.
The Demons, who had won two consecutive games in the tournament, lost 5-1 to Rio Rancho of New Mexico in the title game.
Bayfield lost to the Piedra Vista junior varsity 10-0 on Saturday in the Scorpion Invitational JV title game.
“They just got the hits when they needed them,” Durango head coach Rob Coddington said.
Danny Rowley and Christian Vigil collected the only two DHS hits.
Vigil also started on the mound for the Demons. He pitched five innings and gave up four runs.
Joe Keresey pitched the final two innings and gave up one run.
“We played well defensively again,” Coddington said of the Demons’ first games of the season after practicing indoors most of this spring.
Durango shortstop Easton Garcia was selected the outstanding defensive player of the tournament, Coddington said.
“I’m pretty happy with how we’re playing right now,” the DHS coach said.
“It looks like ... our field will be better, and we’ll get outside on Monday,” Coddington said.
“We’re excited to get outside and practice,” he said.
DHS (2-1) will play the annual Piedra Vista Invitational next weekend in Farmington.