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Coach hopes Demons are peaking

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By Paul Gable

The Williamstown High School baseball team and coach Buck Walter know at times the numbers do not tell the whole story.

Such is the case with not only the Demons' current 14-12 record (at press time) but also their 6-4 win over Heritage Academy on May 12.

"Heritage Academy's record is not indicative of how good they are. They have some good players, and our kids played a good game," Walter said.

Williamstown held a 6-2 lead heading into the seventh inning as Devon Hurley got the victory.

The Demons' victory was their seventh in their last 10 games. Of their 12 losses, three have come by one run and six have been by five runs or less.

"I am pleased with how we've done. The team is playing well and we're better defensively than we have been in recent years, and we are playing pretty good baseball," Walter said.

After closing April with a five-inning, 17-4 loss to Simon Kenton, Williamstown went on a four-game winning streak, defeating Henry County (4-3), Eminence (9-3), Gallatin County (4-3) and Carroll County (4-0) in the first round of the NCKC Tournament.

"We got on a little win streak, and had some good, quality wins," Walter said.

Williamstown hosted Villa Madonna on Tuesday and St. Henry on Wednesday before traveling to Paris on Friday. On Saturday, the Demons host Silver Grove in the regular season finale. The first pitch is scheduled for noon.

"It has been a fun and fulfilling season for me. I have truly enjoyed it. I wish the season was starting again, and this is a very special group of kids to me. We have made a lot of progress," Walter said.

Walter pointed to Williamstowns being ranked 15th in the preseason region poll as a sign of motivation and progress his team has made.

"I believe everyone who voted us 15th in the region poll felt that way, and I feel like we have demonstrated we are better than that," Walter said.