BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team hammered
visiting county rival Pocomoke, 13-3, on Tuesday to improve to 10-1 on the
The Seahawks got out to an early 7-3 lead but the outcome
was still very much in question until the bottom of the fourth inning when
Decatur batted around and scored four runs to extend the lead to 11-3. With
bases loaded and just one out, Kyle Pruitt laced a single to left center
scoring two runs to push the lead to 9-3. The next Decatur batter reached on an
infield single, scoring a runner from third to make it 10-3.
After another infield single loaded the bases again for
the Seahawks, Brian Hudson hit a hard grounder to second which could have been
an inning-ending double play, but the Pocomoke second baseman bobbled the ball
just long enough to allow the fourth run of the inning to score, making it
11-3. Decatur added another run in the fifth on a double in the gap by Dominick
Favazza after a lead-off walk to make it 12-3 and the Seahawks went on to win
the game 13-3.
Max Marks got the win for Decatur, going six strong innings.
Hudson and Pruitt each drove in three runs in the win. The win over Pocomoke
was the Seahawks’ 10th of the year against just one loss. Decatur
lost to Bennett, 5-4, last week for their only blemish on an otherwise perfect
played Crisfield last night in a game played too late to be included in this
edition and will face Washington on the road this afternoon. After that, the
Seahawks play a pair of home games next Tuesday and Wednesday against Mardela