The Dodge City Red Demons baseball team lost its third and fourth games straight games, losing 11-6 and 12-6 to Hays Thomas More Prep Marian Thursday night.
Both games were road games for the Red Demons.
In the first game, the Red Demons took a lead in the first inning and expanded it as much as 4-0 by the end of their half of the third.
The Monarchs battled back though, scoring three runs in the bottom of the third to cute the deficit to 4-3 before breaking the game open in the fifth with a seven-run bottom of the inning to take a 10-4 lead. The Demons tacked one in sixth, and one in the seventh, but the Monarchs added one of their own in the sixth and kept the Demons otherwise distant on the scoreboard.
Senior Kaden Riekenberg had two hits, one run, and two RBIs in five at bats in the game. Junior Omar DonJuan matched his RBI total while recording one hit. Freshman Alden Knedler matched Riekenberg’s hit total, scoring one run as well. Riekenberg also had the team’s only double, and one of its two triples, the other coming off the bat of junior Noah Sowers.
Sowers ended the first game with one run, one hit and one RBI.
Others who scored for the Red Demons included junior Keanin Camacho and junior Adrian Mendoza. Junior Blaine Winans , Camacho, and Mendoza all had stolen bases in the first game.
For the Monarchs, senior Tate Garcia finished with a game-high three RBIs coming off four at at bats. Senior Chase Werth had two RBIs, as did senior Creighton Renz.
In the second game, the Monarchs quickly put the Red Demons away, scoring seven runs in the top of the first inning to take a lead that was by itself enough, the Monarchs having won the game by a final score of 12-6.
Riekenberg, DonJuan, Blansett, Knedler and Comacho all had RBIs for the Red Demons, who scored two in the second inning, two in the fourth, one in the fifth, and one in the seventh.
Riekenberg had a team-high two hits in the second game, while Sowers had a team-high two runs. Sowers had the team’s lone stolen base in the game.
The Red Demons are not in action again until April 13, when they take on Hutchinson in a doubleheader at Demon Field in Dodge City. The first game is scheduled for 4 p.m.