BERLIN- A couple of late season setbacks cost the Decatur varsity baseball team a shot at playing in the Bayside Conference championship game, but the season goes on for the Seahawks with the state regional championship.
Decatur jumped out to a 14-0 record and appeared to be a shoo-in to represent the Bayside South in the conference championship game, but the Seahawks came undone a little down the stretch. After a 2-0 loss to Parkside on April 29, the road to the conference championship game became more difficult.
Decatur did rebound with a 12-0 rout of Kent Island, but fell to Dover, 9-1, last Saturday, and more importantly, lost to Bennett, 3-1, in the road on Monday. Nonetheless, the Seahawks earned a number-two seed in the state 3A-East region Section II bracket and a first-round bye. Decatur will face the winner of the first-round game between Northeast and Bennett at home on Monday. Chesapeake is the top seed in the bracket.