Hayden snelsire

Stephen Decatur senior Hayden Snelsire was named Bayside Conference South Pitcher of the Year.

(June 7, 2019) Six Stephen Decatur baseball players were presented Bayside Conference South awards for their performances during the spring season.

Seniors Ridge Watson and Hayden Snelsire earned First Team Bayside South Awards.

Snelsire was also named Pitcher of the Year.

During his senior year, Snelsire threw 41.1 innings in nine games. He struck out 65, walked 12 and allowed 29 hits and 11 runs (three earned runs).

His earned run average for the season was .508.

“He had a great career,” said Decatur Coach Rich Ferro. “[He was] huge for us for three years. [A] great teammate and leader.”

Snelsire has committed to play baseball for Division III Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

Sophomore Evan Truitt and junior Blake Marshall took home Second Team accolades.

Honorable mention honors went to seniors Brett Berquist and Jack Rosenberg.

Decatur finished the season with a 14-6 record.

“We won a lot of baseball games and we beat some teams that probably didn’t expect for us to beat them,” Ferro said. “They exceeded expectations. They’re good ballplayers the way they competed and held us in every game, and it was great to have young kids helping us out. We had a lot of guys not varsity experienced, but they battled and that’s all we ask of them.”

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