Ocean City Today

Decatur baseball team tops QA, 3-0, in first game of ‘17

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Mar 23, 2017

(March 24, 2017) The Stephen Decatur baseball team edged out the Queen Anne’s Lions, 3-0, on Tuesday in Centreville.

Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said the win was a “good start” to kick off the 2017 season.

“We need more reps running bases and feel the pace of play. We pitched solid, but need to have more fastball command,” he said. “Happy with the start. Good atmosphere in the dugout. We had some timely hits, which is always nice.”

Ferro added following the game that he is “looking forward to getting back to practice to work on some skills.”

Decatur put one run on the board in the third and two in the sixth. Juniors Mitchell Orf and Stephen Bontempo had two hits apiece. Orf also drove in two runs.

Junior Tristan McDonough and senior Will Sass combined for a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts. McDonough started on the mound and threw four innings. He recorded four walks, one hit and nine strikeouts.

Sass took the mound for the final three innings. He struck out four and allowed one hit.

Decatur will travel to South River High School in Edgewater on Saturday for a game at noon.

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