Durango knocks off No. 10 Montrose in 4A baseball

Montrose Durango baseball

Durango's Fynn Hyson threw 5 2/3 innings. (Tom Hoganson)

Durango baseball completed a two-game sweep of No. 10 Montrose on Saturday, coming away with a 10-9 win.

The Demons, who won 10-7 on Friday, used a 4-0 lead in the first inning to build an advantage, and, after a six-run sixth inning from Montrose, scored two in the bottom of the seventh to win.

Gavin Mestas led Durango's offense by going 4-for-4 with two RBIs, including the walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh. Dawson Marcum (3-for-4) and Ryan Genualdi (2-for-4) also had two RBIs.

Fynn Hyson threw 5 2/3 innings for the Demons, allowing just three earned runs. He struck out five, and walked one. Kegan D'Aleo threw the other 1 1/3 innings, giving up no earned runs. He had five strikeouts.

Durango's four-run first inning was put together thanks to back-to-back doubles by Gage Mestas and Genualdi, as well as singles by Gavin Mestas and Gus Kidd.

Montrose Durango baseball

(Tom Hoganson)

Montrose slowly chipped away, starting with Dustin Boone's solo home run in the top of the second, and a double by Jared Miller and a single by Boone in the top of the fourth. That cut the lead to 5-2.

Durango responded with two runs in the bottom of the fourth to go up 7-2, and the teams traded runs in the fifth to make it 8-3.

In the sixth, Montrose's rally caught life. A two-run double by Dylan James put Montrose ahead 9-8, capping a six-run inning.

Durango is now 7-4, including 2-2 in the Southwestern League. Montrose (9-4, 0-2 SWL) entered the series riding a nine-game win streak. 

Montrose Durango baseball

(Tom Hoganson)