Demons get mad in Game 2

After a close 6-4 loss to Palisade, DHS softball ‘sends a statement’

The Demons’ softball team let Palisade know it wasn’t happy about Game 1 on Friday afternoon at Aspen Field on the Fort Lewis College campus.

After losing 6-4 to the Bulldogs in the first half of their first of two homecoming-weekend doubleheaders, the Durango High School softball team pulled out its bats and pounded out 12 runs for a 12-2, five-inning victory in Game 2.

“Dropped the first one and sent a statement to them in the second one,” DHS head softball coach John Bernazzani said.

Corissa Bosick and Mercy Lashway each had three of the Demons’ 13 hits, and Mackenzie Sill and Sidney Corbin added two apiece.

Augusta Brockus led the team with three RBIs, followed by two more from both Bosick and Corbin.

“Bosick, in the first and second game, has just been doing very well at the plate,” Bernazzani said. “As we say, hitting is a streaky thing, and she is on a streak.”

Lexy Vidunas got the win in the circle, where she spent both games.

In Game 2 she gave up just four hits over five innings and threw two strikeouts.

But the biggest difference between the resounding win and the close loss was in the error column – a zero for Game 2.

“We made plays,” Bernazzani said.

Although the loss doesn’t help the Demons’ (6-10, 1-8 SWL) playoff chances, Bernazzani said he doesn’t “feel the sunset yet on our postseason hopes.”

Winning out certainly would aid those hopes, though, starting with today’s doubleheader against Delta.