(May 10, 2019) The Stephen Decatur baseball team earned the No. 1 seed in Section II of the 3A East Region bracket and a first-round bye in the tournament.

The Seahawks finished the regular season with a 13-5 record. They will host the fourth-seeded Northeast Eagles of Anne Arundel on Saturday at 11 a.m.

“It’s nice to be home,” Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said. “[We don’t have to] travel and it’s a familiar field. [Having] fans there for support is nice as well.”

Ferro said the team is playing well as playoffs are set to start.

“[We’re] playing good defense and pitching. Hitting needs to improve,” he said. “[We] need to cut down on strikeouts, move guys over [on base] and keep playing solid defense.”

The second-seeded James M. Bennett Clippers and No. 3 Chesapeake Cougars of Anne Arundel will also go head-to-head on Saturday.

The winners of each game will battle on Tuesday.

Decatur beat Bennett 2-1 in 10 innings and 8-4 during the regular season.

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