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Demons fan Flames, advance to state tourney
In Saturday’s Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class C quarterfinal baseball game against defending state champion Family Christian, the third-seeded Downsville Charter School Demons showed no fear playing the biggest game they have played in over 20 years. »
Demons one win away from state tourney berth
After suffering an early exit out of last year’s Class C baseball playoffs, the third seeded-Downsville Charter School Demons reversed their fortunes to take a quick five inning, 10-0 win over Planeview High School last week to advance to the quarter final round in this years Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
Junior pitcher Seth Powell struck out eight batters and gave up only two hits to register the win. Downsville scored in every inning to continue their season, which will see them host defending Class C champion Family Christian Academy at 2 p.m. on May 10.
Timely hitting drew praise from coach Wayne Johnson.
“We have been hitting the ball the way we have to as a team,” Johnson said, “and have practiced very well, working on improving and breaking down offensively what we need to do improve.”
Seth Harvill, Jordan Walsworth, Tyler LaGrone, DaShawn Miller and Corey Antley led the Demons at the plate.
Antley, who caught Powell’s two-hitter, collected two hits – including a triple - and had two RBIs. Third baseman Harvell plated three RBIs on the day.
The Demons also played play spotless defense, giving up no errors.
Johnson has stressed that his club has to continue to protect the middle of the field and that his center fielder Eric Rodriguez has played outstanding ball throughout the year.
Family Christian, the sixth-seed in this year’s bracket, has a proud tradition in Class C baseball and will bring from Baton Rouge a solid squad of good athletes who can play in any classification. All but one of the losses in their 14-9 record came against schools from higher classifications. FCA posted several wins over Class 2A schools and had an impressive win against Tara, which plays in Class 4A, and Class 5A Broadmoor.
Johnson said the Flames have two outstanding pitchers and are well disciplined and are fundamentally sound.
With a win, the Demons will advance to the state baseball tournament, scheduled for May 15-17 at McMurry Park in Sulphur. They would play against the winner of a matchup that includes a team the Demons beat twice this season. Tenth-seeded Summerfield – who DCS beat by 7-4 and »
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