(April 12, 2019) The Stephen Decatur baseball team came out swinging, scoring 10 runs in the first inning during Monday’s game against the Wicomico Indians in Berlin.
“We hit some balls well and two errors by Wi-Hi kept the inning going,” said Decatur Coach Rich Ferro, following his team’s 12-0 shutout.
The Seahawks sent 14 batters to the plate in the first inning and generated 10 runs off seven hits.
Decatur tacked on two additional runs in the third inning. The game ended in the fifth inning, because of the 10-run slaughter rule.
“We put the ball in play and played solid defense,” Ferro said.
Earlier in the season, the Seahawks struggled with strikeouts, but the players have improved at the plate.
“As of right now, [strikeouts] are down. We’ve got to keep working on it … but good pitching gives anyone a hard time,” Ferro said.
Decatur had 12 hits in the game. Senior Ridge Watson had two hits (single, triple), two RBIs and scored twice.
Seniors Gavin Bunting, Jack Rosenberg and Hayden Snelsire also had two hits and two RBIs apiece.
Senior Brett Berquist chipped in with two hits, an RBI and two runs scored.
Sophomore Evan Truitt started on the mound for Decatur. He struck out three and walked one in three innings.
Senior Alex Gaddis struck out three, walked one and allowed one hit in the final two innings.
Decatur will host the Nandua Warriors today, Friday, at 4 p.m. On Saturday, the Kent Island Buccaneers will come to Berlin for a 1 p.m. game.
The Pocomoke Warriors will travel to Berlin on Monday for a 4 p.m. match against Decatur.
“It’s day by day. We have to come to the field and compete,” Ferro said.