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Decatur softball team wins ‘18 opener, 10-0

By Lisa Capitelli | Mar 29, 2018
Decatur Assistant Coach Cheryl Harte

(March 30, 2018) The Stephen Decatur softball team kicked off the season with a 10-0 victory over Northampton on Monday in Berlin.

“Overall, I think the girls played well,” said Decatur Assistant Coach Cheryl Harte. “Their attitudes and spirits were up the entire game, which is something we have struggled with in the past.”

Freshman Katie Wrench’s RBI sacrifice bunt in the first inning put the Lady Seahawks on the scoreboard. They scored two runs in the first, one in the second and five in the third. Decatur added two in the fifth to end the game in a 10-run slaughter rule.

“I was pleased with their hitting overall. Our girls worked hard on our offensive game during the offseason and it really showed,” Harte said. “I was also happy with our pitcher/catcher duo. They [worked] so well together.”

Junior Alexis Black pitched all five innings for Decatur. She struck out nine, walked three and allowed two hits. At bat, Black went 2-for-4, scored once, had one RBI and stole two bases.

Leadoff hitter, sophomore Sierra Eisemann, went 2-for-3 with a walk. She scored three times, had one RBI and stole three bases.

Senior captain Emma Hamilton-Blackford went 3-for-4. She scored twice, tallied two RBIs and three stolen bases.

“A slaughter is probably one of the best ways to start the season,” Harte said. “A lot of times during games like that, you’ll see players not paying attention or goofing off because [they] are up by so much, but our girls stayed in the game and focused the entire game. I hope they can take that intensity through the rest of the season.”

Decatur will host the Wicomico Indians at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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