After a three-hour postponement from its originally scheduled start time, Durango won a dramatic comeback 17-16 victory late Tuesday night at Bloomfield.
"Awesome," Durango High School baseball coach Rob Coddington said. "I'm really proud of what these guys did."
Durango scored five runs in the top of the first to take an early lead, but Bloomfield answered with three runs in the bottom half of the nonconference game.
Durango went up 8-3.
Bloomfield went up 12-8, then 16-8.
"We were down 16-8 going into the seventh inning, and then our boys drew five walks in a row," Coddington said. "They were just being patient at the plate, and then we got a bunch of hits in a row."
Tyler McKnight led off the inning with a walk, then Justin Whirlow, Chris Breed and Christian Silva - four walks later - hit three consecutive singles to tie the game at 16.
Chase Locke hit a one-out sacrifice fly to score Silva.
"That was huge," Coddington said of Locke's sac fly. "Huge."
Kenneth Gallegos, the Demons' fourth pitcher in the game, walked the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the seventh, but Whirlow, the catcher, threw the Bloomfield runner out at second base on a stolen base attempt. Gallegos retired the next two batters for the save.
"He's done an awesome job for us," Coddington said of Gallegos, his surprise closer this season. "He's been a real nice surprise. He's such a competitor; that's all that is. Every time he comes in, he just throws a lot of strikes."
Durango (5-5 overall, 1-1 Southwestern League) will return to SWL play with a 3:30 p.m. game Friday at home against Grand Junction Central.