Demons dispatch Delta in a softball doubleheader

DHS preps for homecoming and the Panthers with wins

The Durango High School softball team must have had its sights on that Saturday night homecoming dance: They didn’t waste any time in twice dispatching Delta in a doubleheader Saturday morning at Aspen Field on the Fort Lewis College campus.

DHS won Game 1 13-2 in five innings, then won Game 2 8-0.

And the Demons did it with zero errors for the third consecutive game.

“I am ecstatic to report that the Demons played errorless ball,” DHS head coach John Bernazzani said. “I attribute that to it being late in the season, seeing a lot of innings, seeing a lot of game time. As I told the girls (Saturday), you get comfortable with the pressure of playing the game.”

Of the Demons’ 10 total hits in Game 1, Corissa Bosick, Chane’l McCloskey, Mercy Lashway and Lexy Vidunas each had two. Mikayla Jeffryes, Lashway and Vidunas also led the team with two RBIs apiece.

“Corissa Bosick, again lighting it up,” Bernazzani said.

Vidunas got the win in the circle, giving up seven hits and two earned runs with three strikeouts over five innings.

“Not amazing but satisfying,” Bernazzani said.

Bosick added another two hits Game 2 for the Demons, as did Augusta Brockus and Sidney Corbin. Bosick led the team with two of their four RBIs.

Vidunas got her second win of the day from the circle in a “very efficient” outing than the first one. She gave up just four hits over seven innings while striking out eight.

Saturday was senior day for Hailey Baker, Bosick, Corbin, Jeffryes, Chanel McCloskey and Mackenzie Sill.

DHS (8-10) will play its final regular-season game at 5 p.m. Thursday at Montezuma-Cortez.