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Dominant in opener, Decatur softball team earns 11-0 win

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Mar 23, 2017

(March 24, 2017) The Stephen Decatur softball team kicked off the season in a dominant way, shutting out the Queen Anne’s Lions, 11-0, in five innings on Tuesday in Centreville.

“The girls played great. We hit well starting in the third,” said Decatur Coach Heather Patnode. “We made great plays and didn’t allow them to score.”

The Lady Seahawks got the ball rolling in the third inning, with junior Caroline Kurtz’s double. The Berlin squad scored four runs in the third. Decatur tacked on five more in the fourth and two in the fifth to end the game (“slaughter rule”).

Freshman Sierra Eisemann was Decatur’s leadoff hitter. She went 3-for-4 (three singles), scored three runs and stole four bases.

Freshman Amber Whittaker was 2-for-2 (two singles). She stole two bases, scored a run and had two RBIs.

Sophomore Alexis Black went 3-for-3 (two singles and a double), with two runs scored and two RBIs. She also took the mound for Decatur. Black recorded 10 strikeouts, one walk and allowed two hits.

“I’m excited for the season,” Patnode said. “We are young, but experienced and have high expectations of each other. It’s exactly how we wanted to start the season.”

Decatur’s next match is against the Holly Grove Eagles, Monday at 4 p.m. in Westover.


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