Ocean City Today

Decatur softball team holds off late charge by Pocomoke

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Apr 19, 2018
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Sophomore Sierra Eisemann takes the mound for Stephen Decatur during Tuesday’s game against Queen Anne’s in Berlin. Decatur lost 13-3.

(April 20, 2018) The Stephen Decatur softball team held off the Pocomoke Warriors’ late scoring run and won Wednesday’s game on the road, 13-7.

“The girls played really hard until the last two innings,” Decatur Assistant Coach Cheryl Harte said. “Pocomoke scored seven runs on only three hits the entire game.”

Decatur tallied two runs in the first, three in the second and two in the third to take a 7-0 lead. The Lady Seahawks added two runs in the fifth to pull ahead 9-0.

The Warriors, playing on their home field, scored two runs in the sixth inning.

Decatur put four on the board in the top of the seventh to gain a 13-2 advantage. Pocomoke tallied five runs in the bottom of the seventh, but it was not enough to overtake the Berlin squad.

“We had three, 3-up 3-down innings, which is a lot better than what we have been doing,” Harte said. “We did better being mentally strong this game until the last two innings, then it was like we didn’t know where the play was or we made terrible throws and bobbled catches that should have been clean outs.”

Junior Lexi Black pitched the entire game for Decatur. She struck out seven, walked one and allowed three hits.

Senior Caroline Kurtz went 3-for-4 and scored three times with four stolen bases. Sophomore Amber Whittaker went 2-for-4 (two triples), scored three times, earned one RBI and stole three bases. Freshman Katie Wrench had two hits, three RBIs and two stolen bases. Sophomore Sierra Eisemann had one hit, was walked twice and scored three runs. She added one RBI and stole six bases.

“We had several quality at-bats, which is what we have been struggling with in our last four losses,” Harte said.

Decatur will travel to Princess Anne to play the Washington Jaguars on Monday at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, the Seahawks will host the Parkside Rams at 4 p.m.

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