Durango baseball runs to a 3-0 start

Durango High School won in Ben Wiley’s return to the pitching mound, and the Demons are 3-0 to start the season.

Wiley, who was out since November with a knee injury, allowed two runs on two hits in two innings pitched. He struck out four, and the Durango Demons beat the Eagle Valley Devils 13-2 on Friday in Delta.

“He looked good,” DHS baseball head coach Rob Coddington said. “He’s worked really hard to get back, and we’re happy to have him back.”

Jeremy Szura struck out five and allowed no runs on two hits in three innings of relief. He also had two sacrifice flies for a pair of runs batted in and scored once himself.

Connor Dugan led the Demons at the dish with a 2-for-4 day. He scored twice and had two RBIs.

Durango scored 13 runs on just six hits: “They walked us,” Coddington said as explanation.

So, good thing DHS ran the bases well.

“We had a really good baserunning day,” Coddington said. “They boys hustled, took some extra bases, picked up two bases on a bunt.”

DHS (3-0) will play a doubleheader today – one game in Montrose, one in Delta.