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Snelsire throws no-hitter, Decatur tops Parkside, 1-0

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Apr 26, 2018
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur junior Hayden Snelsire was solid on the mound during Wednesday’s game against Parkside. He struck out 14 and walked one in his no-hitter. Decatur won 1-0.

(April 27, 2018) The Stephen Decatur baseball team shut out the Washington Jaguars, 11-0, on Monday and the Parkside Rams, 1-0, on Wednesday.

“I think they’re doing a good job,” Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said. “There’s a lot of them. They get along really well, they’re working hard and they enjoying each other’s company.”

The Seahawks have been successful this season because of their “camaraderie and just playing pretty solid defense and getting some timely hits,” Ferro said.

“There’s not just one thing. There’s a lot of things,” he said.

During Monday’s competition in Princess Anne, Decatur scored one run in the first, one in the second, five in the fourth and four in the seventh.

Senior Ryan Duncan had three hits. Senior Shane Cioccio chipped in with two hits and three RBIs. Senior Mitchell Orf added two hits and two RBIs.

Junior Shea Griffin struck out eight, walked five and allowed one hit in five innings. Cioccio struck out five, walked one and gave up one hit in two innings.

“We played well. Solid defense and we put the ball in play,” Ferro said. “We stole five bases and kept pressure on them.”

Parkside came to Berlin on Wednesday to battle Decatur.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the ball got past Parkside’s catcher and senior Billy Wheatley sprinted from third base to score.

Junior Hayden Snelsire was solid on the mound. He struck out 14 and walked one in his no-hitter.

“He was great,” Ferro said of Snelsire. “[He was] efficient, he kept the ball down and commanded the zone. He kept them off balance.”

Snelsire and senior Tristan McDonough each had a hit in the game.

“Every win is big, especially having Parkside come here, and their guy on the mound did a really good job, so getting a win is huge,” Ferro said. “We just have to make sure we win out in the [Bayside Conference] South. That’s the biggest goal.”

Decatur welcomes the Mardela Warriors on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. game. On Wednesday, the Seahawks will take on the Easton Warriors at 4 p.m. in Easton.


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