The Tigers used one big inning.
The Grand Junction High School baseball team put together a six-run rally in the bottom of the second to secure a 9-4 victory over Durango on Friday afternoon in Grand Junction.
The Demons scored first with a pair of runs in the top of the first. But Grand Junction plated six in the second in the Southwestern League opener for both squads.
"They were aggressive (at the plate)," DHS head coach Rob Coddington said of the Tigers. "They did a good job of hitting with two strikes. They put the ball in play."
He said the Demons battled throughout, threatening to score midway through the game and again in the late innings.
"The guys battled to the end. I think we're getting there," Coddington said.
Tyler McNight went 3-for -4 for the Demons with one run scored.
John Ugai had two hits, including a double.
Aaron Coats drove in three runs with three hits, including a double.
"Aaron pitched five innings. He really battled. Aside from the one inning, he pitched well," Coddington said.
Chris Breed hit a solo home run for the Demons, 3-5 overall, 0-1 in the Southwestern League.
Coddington said Ben Southworth pitched one inning in relief for the Demons.
DHS returns to action today with a game against Montrose.
The game was moved to Canyon View Park in Grand Junction because of snow on the field in Montrose.
The Demons played Friday's game at Suplizio Field in downtown Grand Junction, annually the home field for the National Junior College World Series.