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Seahawks pitch well, play solid defense against Wi-Hi

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Apr 05, 2018
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur junior Shea Griffin threw the first five innings of Tuesday’s game against Wicomico in Berlin. Decatur won 9-1.

(April 6, 2018) The Stephen Decatur baseball team scored nine runs and only allowed the Wicomico Indians to tally one during Tuesday’s competition in Berlin.

“We pitched well, but also played solid defense,” Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said.

The Decatur offense is also progressing, he added.

“It’s all coming along,” Ferro said. “It’s still early, but the guys are working really well together.”

The Seahawks scored two in the bottom of the first. They led 3-0 in the fifth inning and boosted their advantage to 9-0 in the sixth. Wicomico scored its lone run in the seventh.

Junior Hayden Snelsire and senior catcher Zach Pilarski each had two hits, an RBI and walk to pace the offense. Ferro added, “Pilarski was great behind the plate once again.”

Senior Mitchell Orf chipped in with two hits and two runs.

Junior Shea Griffin threw five innings. He struck out two, allowed two hits and walked eight. Junior Ridge Watson walked one, gave up one hit and struck out three in two innings.

Decatur will travel to Stevensville to play the Kent Island Buccaneers today, Friday, at 4 p.m.

The Seahawks will be on the road early next week. They will face Wicomico on Monday in Salisbury and Nandua in Onancock, Virginia on Tuesday. Both games begin at 4 p.m.

On Thursday, April 12, Decatur will host the Snow Hill Eagles at 4 p.m. for the “Pass the Hat for Mighty Max” charity game. Max Long, a local resident, is 4 years old and battling Leukemia.

“We are constantly preaching and reiterating to our players how important it is to be ‘selfless’ and not ‘selfish’ in terms of being quality people and servants to our community,” Decatur Assistant Coach Tyler Riley said. “We also like to tell them how fortunate we truly are to be playing baseball and not dealing with the type of hardship and adversity like Max Long and his family deal with everyday.”

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