Stortini No-Hits Crabbers

BERLIN- Decatur’s Paul Stortini tossed a five-inning no-hitter on the mound and Brian Hudson delivered all the runs his pitcher would need as the Seahawks blanked visiting Crisfield, 16-0, on Tuesday to improve 8-2 on the season.

It was already 12-0 in the second inning when Hudson stepped to the plate with the bases loaded. One swing of the bat later, Decatur led 16-0 as Hudson launched a bomb to right center to clear the bases. Hudson drove in seven runs all day including four on one big swing in the second.

Hudson’s big day at the plate came on a day when just one run would have done as Paul Stortini was nearly perfect on the mound. Stortini pitched a no-hitter and scattered a handful of walks in a five-inning game shortened by the slaughter rule. He also helped his own cause at the plate with a couple of hits.

Decatur’s record now stands at 8-2 on the season including a 6-2 mark in the Bayside South. The win over Crisfield on Tuesday ended a see-saw week for the Seahawks, who beat Pocomoke, 13-3, last Thursday before falling to Wicomico, 8-7 on Friday. Decatur faces Cambridge-South Dorchester on the road this afternoon.