Decatur Falls to Bennett For First Loss of Season

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BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team suffered
its first loss of the season this week, falling to visiting Bennett, 5-4, on
Tuesday to drop to 7-1 in the standings and fall into a tie for the lead with
Snow Hill in the Bayside Conference South division.

Decatur entered Tuesday’s contest with a perfect 7-0
record on the season, but the Clippers escaped with the narrow, one-run win to
hang the first loss of the season on the Seahawks. Decatur’s Max Marks
clobbered a three-run homer and Colin Brown doubled in the Seahawks other run,
but Bennett had just a little more offense across the board and edged the
Seahawks.

Decatur beat Bennett, 5-1, last week, but the Clippers avenged
the loss with the 5-4 win over the Seahawks on Tuesday. The loss dropped
Decatur’s season record to 7-1 and placed them in a virtual tie atop the
Bayside South division with Worcester County rival Snow Hill. The Eagles beat
Crisfield 10-0 on Tuesday to move into a first-place tie with Decatur.

Decatur beat Snow Hill, 9-0, at home on March 27 in the
first of at least two meetings between the old rivals this season. The Seahawks
traveled to Snow Hill for a rematch last night in a game played too late to be
included in this edition.

The Seahawks got out of the gate quickly this season,
jumping out to a 7-0 record. They beat Colonel Richardson, 7-0, in the season
opener and went through their first three games without allowing a run. During
that stretch, they beat Crisfield, 26-0, and Snow Hill, 9-0.

Decatur added four more wins after that impressive three
game stretch, beating Wicomico, 7-6; Pocomoke, 5-2; Bennett, 5-1; and Mardela,
9-5; before Tuesday first loss of the season against Bennett in a rematch.

The
Seahawks faced Snow Hill last night on the road and will play again this
afternoon at home against Washington. After today’s game, Decatur will not play
again until next Friday when the Seahawks travel to Wicomico. The next home
game for Decatur is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 against another county
rival Pocomoke. 

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