Decatur Nine Seeded Second in 3A-East
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team’s path to
a potential regional championship became clear on Wednesday, but the Seahawks
will likely have to get by an old rival to achieve the goal.
The Seahawks were rewarded for a highly successful 15-3
season this week with a number-two seed in the Class 3A-East region tournament
and a first-round bye. Decatur will face the winner of the first round game
between Reservoir (7) and Northeast (10) at home on Monday in its first
Lurking on the other side of the 3A-East bracket, however,
is James M. Bennett, which was rewarded with the top seed in the region.
Bennett handed Decatur two of its three losses this season, including a 3-2
defeat in the season opener and a 4-2 loss back on April 14.
the second loss to Bennett, the Seahawks reeled off 11 straight wins including
a sweep of Crisfield in a double-header last Thursday, before falling to
Colonel Richardson on Monday in the regular season finale. With the number-two
seed in the 3A-East region, the Seahawks will stay at home through the
tournament until the regional final, which could match them up with top-seeded
Bennett for the third time this year.