(April 19, 2019) The Stephen Decatur baseball team broke a 1-1 tie in the 10th inning to win, 2-1, over the Queen Anne’s Lions in Centreville on Wednesday.
Decatur put one run on the board in the top of the fourth inning, when junior Blake Marshall singled to score senior Hayden Snelsire.
Queen Anne’s answered in the bottom of the inning.
During the next five innings, neither team was able to send a runner across the plate.
Then, the Berlin squad capitalized in the top of the 10th, when senior Ridge Watson scored on a balk by the Queen Anne’s pitcher.
Marshall and Watson had Decatur’s only two hits in the extra-innings victory.
Snelsire started on the mound for the Seahawks. In seven innings, he struck out 15, walked two and allowed three hits.
Sophomore Evan Truitt struck out four and gave up one hit in the final three innings.
“We pitched well. Snelsire with 15 strikeouts … Evan Truitt came in relief for the win,” Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said. “We only had two hits. Pitching and defense got us through.”
Ferro said the Seahawks are progressing.
“It’s day to day. We’re trying to get better each day,” he said.
Decatur will take on the Crisfield Crabbers in Crisfield on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The next day, the Seahawks will host the Washington Jaguars at 4 p.m.