Ocean City Today

Decatur baseball team outscores Wicomico, 16-1

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Apr 13, 2017
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur junior Ryan Duncan throws a pitch during Monday’s game against Wicomico in Berlin. In two innings, he struck out two, walked one and held Wi-Hi hitless. Decatur won 16-1 in five innings.

(April 14, 2017) The Stephen Decatur baseball team scored 16 runs in five innings and held the Wicomico Indians to one on Monday in Berlin.

“We haven’t played home a whole lot so they got to play in front of their families. I thought they came out with intensity and they played well,” said Decatur Coach Rich Ferro. “We pitched and played defense. We knew the zone and made a different approach, not trying to pull everything but hit things the other way. I thought we did a good job offensively having a game plan up there.”

Decatur put eight runs on the board in the first inning.

Wi-Hi scored one in the second, but the home team answered with two in the bottom of the inning. The Seahawks added six runs in the third inning.

Junior Zach Pilarski had two of Decatur’s eight hits. He was also walked twice.

Senior Jake Shockley (one RBI), juniors Ryan Duncan (three RBIs), Shane Cioccio (two RBIs), Tristan McDonough (one RBI) and sophomores Dawson Delaney (one RBI) and Brett Berquist each had a hit.

Senior Will Sass pitched three innings. He struck out two, allowed one hit and walked two. Duncan threw two innings. He struck out two, walked one and did not give up a hit.

“I think they’re doing a good job. It’s just trying to commit to getting better every day and not getting complacent,” Ferro said. “You have to play good baseball and understand that [opponents are] just not going to come in and lay down. You’ve got to compete every day.”

Decatur will have three games in a row next week. The Seahawks will battle the Snow Hill Eagles on the road on Tuesday, then host the Pocomoke Warriors the next day. They will travel to Ridgely on Thursday to face the North Caroline Bulldogs. All games are scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

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