Ocean City Today

Decatur baseball records wins over QA and Pocomoke

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Apr 19, 2018
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur senior Ryan Duncan threw five innings during Tuesday’s game against Queen Anne’s in Berlin. He struck out four and gave up four hits. Decatur won 5-3.

(April 20, 2018) The Stephen Decatur baseball team scored back-to-back victories for the second week in a row, this time toppling the Queen Anne’s Lions and Pocomoke Warriors.

Decatur hosted Queen Anne’s on Tuesday and came out on top, 5-3.

“Energy needs to be better,” Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said. “We played well, but we need intensity for seven innings.”

Queen Anne’s scored first, but Decatur answered with a run in the second. The Seahawks made it 4-1 in the third, then 5-1 in the fourth. The Lions tallied two runs in the seventh inning.

Senior Ryan Duncan threw five innings. He struck out four and gave up four hits. At bat, he had one hit and two RBIs. Junior Ridge Watson pitched the final two innings. He struck out two and allowed two hits.

Senior Tristan McDonough and junior Brett Berquist each has two hits.

The next day, Decatur headed down the road for competition against the Pocomoke Warriors.

Ferro said they discussed playing with more energy and intensity prior to the match and he saw an improvement from the day before. The goal was to play a consistent seven innings, Ferro said.

The Seahawks responded, trouncing the Warriors 15-2.

After leading 4-2 in the first inning, Decatur tacked on two runs in the second, five in the third, three in the fourth and one in the fifth.

“They kept trying to score,” Ferro said. “We had some good swings. We played solid defense and we threw strikes.”

McDonough started on the mound. He struck out six, walked one and allowed two hits in three innings. Junior Hayden Snelsire struck out three in two innings and held Pocomoke hitless.

Snelsire also had three hits and three RBIs. Watson had two hits and senior Mitchell Orf chipped in with two hits and two RBIs.

Decatur will travel to Princess Anne to face the Washington Jaguars on Monday at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, the Parkside Rams will come to Berlin to battle Decatur at 4 p.m.

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