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Demons one win away from fourth straight trip to Sulphur

The number four figures
prominently into the
next baseball game for the
Downsville Community
Charter School Demons.
Facing a familiar foe
- District 1-C rival Summerfield
for the fourth time
this season, the Demons
will have a chance to punch
their ticket for the fourth
straight year to the Allstate
/Sugar Bowl Louisiana
High School Athletic Association
Baseball Tournament
in Sulphur.
In all likelihood, they’ll
face the Summerfield Rebels,
a team that has the
Demons’ number this year,
winning three straight
against DCCS over a twoweek
Demons coach Blake
Wolfe said he told his team
they could wipe the slate
clean if they get another
chance against the Rebels.
“I told them that it
doesn’t matter if they
dropped three games to
Summerfield,” Wolfe said.

“If we win this one, it’s
the only one people will
Downsville advanced
to the Class C quarterfinals
with a 9-2 win against
Calvin on April 28. After
spotting the Cougars a 2-0
lead, the Demons bats came
alive. A four-run fourth inning
gave them a lead they
wouldn’t relinquish.
“Offensively, we did justeverything well,” Wolfe
said. “We made good contact,
we advanced runners
with bunts and ran
the bases well.
“Defensive ly, we
played probably our second
game of the season
without an error. We did
everything we were supposed
to do – kept the
ball in front of us, hit our
cutoff men and caught
the ball well.”
Having a solid defense
behind him, Wolfe
said, allowed sophomore
pitcher Cameron Williamson
to pitch with
“Probably his best
game of the season,”
Wolfe said. “He kept the
ball down in the strike
zone and only allowed
one walk.”
Between 2014 and
2016, the Demons posted
a record of 36-17. During
that three-year period,
they made it at least to
the semifinals of the
Class C tournament,
where they faced Claiborne
Christian each
year. The Crusaders took
each game, including
a 6-2 win in last year’s
championship matchup.
DCCS will take a 7-15
record into their game
against Summerfield.
In his first year as head
coach, Wolfe stacked the
deck against his team,
with their first nine
games coming against
teams in Class A or higher.
There was a method to
the madness, one that he
feels is beginning to pay
“We faced quality
pitchers all season long,”
Wolfe said. “Now we have
that experience to draw
on. We’ll need that type
effort this week if we’re
going back to Sulphur.”

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