DeSoto uses defense, pitching to earn series split with Windsor on KJFF

(DeSoto) The DeSoto Dragons got redemption for a crucial conference loss and picked up their biggest league win of the season when they beat the Windsor Owls 3-2 Friday on KJFF.

DeSoto was able to get on the board early in what turned into a low-scoring pitcher’s duel.

But Windsor would go on top with a home run from one of their senior leaders, Gavin Kinworthy.

The Dragons responded, though, finding away to scratch across the tying and go-ahead runs in the next half-inning.

And the Owls would not be able to answer.

On a day when 2 of the best pitchers in Jefferson County dueled, Hunter Dil got the better of Derek Williams, finishing off a complete-game win with some slick defense and the Serenity Hospice Care Play of the Game.

Dil allowed just 4 hits and struck out 6 on the mound to earn the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game.

Dragons head coach Matt Buechting says the senior is the standard for his pitching staff.

DeSoto improves to 14-6 overall.

But more importantly, the Dragons pull back into a tie with Windsor for first place in the JCAA Large-School Division at 5-1 in conference play.

The Owls fall to 14-7 overall

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