Donahue, Seahawks Blank Parkside, 8-0

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team avenged its early season loss to Parkside with an impressive 8-0 win over the Rams on Wednesday to take control for the time being of the Bayside South.

Back on April 1, the Seahawks fell to Parkside, 5-0, thanks to a no-hitter tossed by Rams’ ace Hunter Parsons. Since then, Decatur has run off seven straight including a win over Snow Hill on Tuesday and the 8-0 rout of Parkside on Wednesday. Both teams entered the contest with just one loss, but Parkside held the advantage in the Bayside South by virtue of the early season head-to-head win over the Seahawks.

The two teams were on a collision course for a rematch and that day finally game with Decatur traveling to Parkside on Wednesday. The Seahawks left nothing the chance, jumping all over Parkside and Parsons from the start. Decatur scored five runs in the first to take an early 5-0 lead. Chase Coursey drove in the first two Decatur runs and Jake Hickman capped off the wild first inning with a steal of home.

Staked to an early 5-0 lead, Decatur’s own ace, Grant Donahue, took over from there with a dominating performance over the Rams. Donahue pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just one hit over seven innings. Parkside’s Parsons did settle down after the wild first, but Decatur picked up two more in the fourth including a triple by Lane Dillon and an RBI single by Nick Bennett. With Donahue mowing down the Rams, the Seahawks cruised to the 8-0 win to take the upper hand over Parkside in the Bayside South standings.

The Seahawks faced Bennett yesterday afternoon in a game played too late to be included in this edition, and will face Snow Hill at home tomorrow in a rare Saturday morning game. Decatur travels to Wicomico on Monday before returning home against Crisfield on Tuesday.