June 23, 2024

Red Demons Take Two in Garden City


Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Dodge City Red Demons (10-1, 3-1 WAC) swept both games yesterday against rival Garden City (4-8 overall, 3-3 WAC) 7-6 and 14-6 at Clint Lightner Field.

Garden City took the early lead off Demon ace pitcher Austin Wiser. GC catcher Thomas Solorio had an RBI single to start off the scoring in the first and Ivan Gutierrez added his own RBI single one batter later in a three run first inning. The Buffaloes added two more in the second on Mitch Hernandez RBI single and Solorio’s RBI double to make it 5-0.

The key to Dodge City’s sweep was generating the big inning. The Red Demons struck for seven runs in the 4th to take the lead for good. Austin Wiser had the only homer of the day lining a three run blast over the rigth field fence off Buffs releiver Dave Acker. Garden City had three triples in game one, two of them eventually scored. It was the third one that did not score which was the difference. Mario Montoya had a one out triple to left center in the seventh, but Austin Wiser who remained in the game despite his earlier troubles struck out Emilio Parr and Matin Terrazas back to back in ending the game with a 7-6 win for Dodge City. For Wiser it was his third complete game and second thrown against Garden City over a ten day span.

Game One Highlights

Game Two Highlights

Game Two Dodge City grabbed the early lead on Drew Chance’s RBI single in the second. Garden City responded with four runs in the bottom half of the inning on a double steal of home and Thomas Solorio’s two run single. Dodge City would answer with a six run third inning to take a 7-4 lead. The Red Demons scored all their runs on no hits, but did get the benefit of five walks, two errors and two wild pitches.

The Buffaloes closed the gap in the fourth with two run on Solorio’s RBI single, his third fifth RBI of the doubleheader and Marcus Zapata’s run scoring double. The Red Demons would pull away with four in the fifth off Solorio in relief and added a three spot in the sixth capped off with Drew Chance’s RBI double.

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