The Demons went for drama in the first baseball game of the high school season.
"What a way to start the season," DHS head coach Rob Coddington said Tuesday night after the Demons rallied for a dramatic 14-10 win over Piedra Vista High School at Ricketts Field in Farmington.
"That was as fun as any game I've been involved in," Coddington said. "It was back and forth. There were three lead changes ... a great game."
The Demons fell behind early, but rallied to tie.
Piedra Vista fell behind, but rallied to tie.
Durango scored five times in the top of the seventh inning to go ahead 14-9. The Demons allowed a solo run in the bottom of the seventh to secure the 14-10 season-opening victory.
"We had timely hits ... 13 hits," Coddington said. "We got good production out of the bottom of the lineup."
Kenneth Gallegos had three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs for the Demons.
Aaron Coats, who finished as the winning pitcher, had an RBI-triple.
Chris Breed went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Christian Silva drove in two runs and scored twice with a pair of hits as the Demons won their opener.
John Ugai had a key two-run single in the seventh to put the Demons ahead.
Justin Whirlow, off the bench, had an RBI-double in the seventh.
"He smoked it ... right over the center fielder's head," Coddington said. "That was a big hit ... coming off the bench."
Coddington said Jordan Gillen started on the mound and pitched three innings for the Demons.
"He did a good job for us," Coddington said.
Ugai followed with two innings. Coats came on at the end.
"He ... threw lots of ground balls, and he shut them down in the seventh," Coddington said.
The Demons hit the road to New Mexico for the three-day Roswell Tournament, starting Thursday.