(March 29, 2019) The Stephen Decatur baseball team pulled out a 3-1 victory over the Wicomico Indians in the season opener on Monday in Salisbury.

“We pitched and played good defense, [but] offense struggled,” Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said. “Fifteen out of the 21 outs were strikeouts.”

To cut that number down, Ferro said the Seahawks must work on timing and have more live reps.

Wicomico put one run on the board in the first inning. Senior Hayden Snelsire’s solo home run evened the score in the fourth inning. Decatur tacked on another run in the fifth inning and made it 3-1 in the seventh.

Decatur tallied five hits in the game. Snelsire (one RBI), junior Noah Ager, and seniors Dawson Delaney, Jack Rosenberg and Ridge Watson (one RBI) each had one hit.

Decatur’s pitchers held Wicomico to one hit.

Senior Alex Gaddis started on the mound for Decatur. He struck out two, allowed one hit and walked three in one and one-third inning.

Watson threw one and two-third inning. He struck out one and walked one.

Sophomore Evan Truitt took the mound for the final four innings. He struck out eight.

Decatur will play the Northampton Yellowjackets today, Friday, at 4:30 p.m. in Eastville, Virginia.

On Monday, the Seahawks will host the Colonel Richardson Colonels at 4 p.m. in Berlin. Decatur will then travel to Ridgley, Maryland, to face the North Caroline Bulldogs the next day at 4 p.m.

The squad’s third game in three days will be at home against the Parkside Rams at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

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