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Demons open season with victory behind McLeod
Desert Edge 0 - Greenway 2
WP: McLeod (1-0)
LP: Paez (0-1)
SV: Fisher (1)
The Greenway Demons baseball team returned to the diamond for the
first time since the 2014 state championship game. While many of the
championship team alumni were in attendance for the home opener, this
year's squad has the mindset that 'that was last year,' and
with 8 different hitters in the opening day lineup, this young 2015
Greenway team is beginning their own journey and facing their own new
set of challenges.
Zach McLeod would do everything in his power to make sure that the
pitching staff picked up where it left off last season, by tossing 5
no-hit innings and mowing down 11 Scorpion hitters using primarily his
fastball. Although McLeod was cruising through 5 inn, the coaching staff
wanted to be mindful of Zach's early season work load. So in the 6th,
Senior Cody Fisher got the nod from the bullpen, and he answered the
call by throwing 2 more perfect innings to record a team no-hitter. The
combined no-hitter was the 3rd no-no that McLeod has factored in for
Greenway, dating back to last season when he threw 2 no-hitters in 3
starts in March. Fisher, who figures to be the #2 starter for the Demons
this year, recorded his 1st save of the season in the relief
Offense was hard to come by for both sides on a windy night. The
game was still knotted at 0-0 in the bottom of the 5th when Zach McLeod
stepped to the plate and slugged a go-ahead solo HR to straight away CF.
The Big Donkey (as he is affectionately referred to in the
clubhouse) was excited for the opportunity to contribute to the offense
for his team this year. Junior OF Justin Freeman went 2 for 2 in his
first Varsity AB's, and sophomore Christian Platero plated a run on an
over throw in the bottom of the 6th which lead to the 2-0 final score.
The Demons head out to Goldwater on Monday for the start of a 5 game roadie over the next 8 days.
Greenway vs Goldwater on Monday
The Demons face the Bulldogs on Monday. Varsity will be at Goldwater and JV will be home.
2014 Season Photos