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SD baseball downs Wi-Hi, Nandua

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Apr 12, 2018

(April 13, 2018) The Stephen Decatur baseball team earned back-to-back wins on the road earlier this week.

On Monday, the Seahawks traveled to Salisbury to take on the Wicomico Indians. Decatur got the job done in five innings, defeating its opponent, 14-2.

Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said the Seahawks “played solid defense and squared some balls up.”

Wicomico led 2-0 at the end of the second inning.

Senior Tristan McDonough sent a grand slam flying out of the stadium in the third to give the visiting Seahawks a 4-2 advantage.

“The grand slam by Tristan got things rolling,” Ferro said.

Decatur tacked on four more runs in the fourth and six in the fifth.

McDonough had two hits and five RBIs.

Seniors Stephen Bontempo (three RBIs) and Shane Cioccio (two RBIs) each chipped in with two hits.

Junior Shea Griffin started on the mound for Decatur. He gave up two hits and walked four.

Junior Alex Gaddis earned the win in three innings of scoreless relief. He struck out six, walked one and allowed two hits.

“Alex Gaddis was in the zone and competed,” Ferro said.

The next day, Decatur headed to Virginia to play the Nandua Warriors. The Seahawks tallied 16 runs in five innings and held the Warriors to two. All 23 Decatur players got into the game.

“The boys stayed on barrel – they squared balls up well into outfield gaps – and were aggressive on bases,” Ferro said. “We played good defense and pitched well.”

Decatur put one run on the board in the first inning. After two innings, the Berlin squad led 6-1. The Seahawks pulled ahead 10-1 in the third and by the fourth inning they had built a 15-1 advantage.

Both teams scored one run each in the fifth inning.

Senior Ryan Duncan threw a complete game. He struck our five, allowed two hits and walked one. At the plate, Duncan had three hits and three RBIs.

Junior Brett Berquist contributed with two hits, two stolen bases and two RBIs. Junior Ridge Watson also had two hits and scored three times.

Decatur will host the North Caroline Bulldogs today, Friday, at 4 p.m. The Seahawks will face the Pocomoke Warriors in Pocomoke on Monday at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, the Queen Anne’s Lions will come to Berlin for a 4 p.m. game with Decatur.

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