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Lady Demons sweep Capitan for 12th win in a row

Zoey Stewart of Dexter swings at a pitch against Capitan Tuesday as the Lady Demons sweep a doubleheader. (Jeannie Harris Photo)

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Game one
Dexter 15, Capitan 0

DEXTER — The Top-ranked Dexter Lady Demon softball team won their 11th and 12th games in a row with two quick mercy-rule wins over the visiting Capitan Lady Tigers. The Demons got a no-hitter from Bryana Munoz in the opener – a 15-0 whitewashing in four innings and then needed only 2 ½ innings to win the nightcap – a 19-2 thumping. The two wins moved the Demons to 21-1 on the season including a perfect 11-0 in district 4-3A.

Despite the obvious domination the Demons have been showing of late, coach Kim Smith is still guarded with the progression of the season. “We’re not talking about district (titles), we’re only talking about the next game. We’re not worried about getting the top seed (at the state tourney), we are only concerned with tomorrow at practice, and that’s all we’re worried about right now.”

The Demons jumped out to a quick lead and coasted in the opening 15-0 win over the 8th-ranked Tigers. The Demons recorded eight runs before the initial Demon out as they went up 8-0 and let Munoz go to work as she gave up zero hits in the quick victory.

After the first of three straight 3-up, 3-down innings for Munoz, the Demons sent 13 batters to the plate and used five hits, 2 walks, 2 errors, 2 wild pitches, and three passed balls to ring up the aforementioned 8 runs. Munoz would crack two singles to left on her way to a perfect day at the plate, while Kelsey Storie would nail an RBI single and Kassandra Madrid would get a 2-RBI triple to lead the hosts.

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Storie would end up 2-for-2 and reach base safely all three times while manning the shortstop position while Madrid would come up big again one inning later.

The Demons would make it 13-0 after the second inning as Madrid would blast another RBI triple – one of only two hits for the Demons as they would benefit from two more Tiger errors, three walks, and three wild pitches.

Munoz would need only nine pitches to chalk up three strikeouts in the third and then watch Storie score following a triple on a putout RBI from Madrid.

The Tigers would get a couple of runners on in the fourth via a walk and a fielder’s choice but would see Munoz tag out a potential runner at home and then get a walk-off RBI single from freshman catcher Danique Blankvoort to wrap up the 15-0 win.

Along with Munoz and Storie, Blankvoort and Aryana Munoz would also reach base safely every time up to bat. Aryana Munoz would finish 0-for-0 and get to base safely with two walks, a fielder’s choice, and getting hit.

Game two
Dexter 19, Capitan 2

Just like in the opener, the Demons would put up 8 runs in the opening inning and then coast to the victory. The young Dexter squad – starting three 8th graders and three freshmen – would blast away in the second inning as well, putting up 11 runs to end the game after the visitors batted in the top of the third.

The Demons would send 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first and get five hits and three walks to gain the big advantage. Bryana Munoz would get an RBI single and a 2-RBI double in the inning while Marlou Blankvoort would add a 2-RBI double and freshman Chelsea Torres would get a 2-RBI single.

The Tigers would get their only two hits – off starter Aryana Munoz – in the top of the second as they would get two runs to cut the lead to 8-2.

Any hopes of a Tiger come back were quickly squashed as the Demons would send 14 batters to the plate before ending the inning early on purpose. The big highlight was a 2-run home run from Bryana Munoz as she took the first pitch to deep left-center. The blast put the Demons up 12-2 but they were not done yet.

Dominique Silvas would make it 14-2 with a 2-RBI single, Storie would get another RBI hit, and 8th-grader Zoey Stewart – catching the second game – would smack an RBI double to wrap up the scoring as the Demons would stretch the lead to 19-2.

The Demons would get two nice fielding plays from Storie for the final two outs as Dexter would wrap up the nightcap with the big 19-2 win.

Coach Smith nonchalantly stated that she was satisfied with Bryana Munoz’ perfect 5-for-5 (reaching safely in all seven plate appearances) and her no-hitter, but was very pleased with her younger players, especially from Storie. “She’s been a huge addition. She has come back after some missteps and worked hard and earned herself a starting position at shortstop. She’s a heck of a little player and I’m glad she’s got everything going right and is playing now.”

Coach Smith added, “You know, the first game we started three eighth-graders in the outfield and the second game, we had six ninth-and- eighth-graders (in the game). They are our future and they are a solid group of kids and they work hard. We got to give them playing time and get them ready.”

The Demons travel to Loving for a doubleheader on Saturday. The Lady Falcons are currently tied for second-place in the district and are ranked third in the state.

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