Seahawks No-Hit In Bayside Conference Championship

SALISBURY – Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team lost a tough one this week, falling to Saint Michael’s, 6-0, and collecting no hits in the Bayside Conference championship game on Tuesday.

By virtue of its 11-7 regular season record, Decatur won the Bayside South championship and earned a date in the conference championship with Bayside North winner Saint Michaels. The Seahawks routed Washington High, 17-0, in the regular season finale on Monday to clinch the Bayside South title.

However, playing just one day later in the conference championship game at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Tuesday night, the Seahawks ran into a buzz saw in the Saints, whose three pitchers combined on a no-hitter in the conference title game. Saint Mary’s no-hitter against Decatur in the championship game on Tuesday was the first-ever in the 46-year history of the Bayside Conference championship game.

Decatur hit the ball well at times, but the Saints’ defense made some spectacular plays. The Saints’ three pitchers did the rest with outstanding pitching in the historic no-hit win. The Seahawks earned a number-three seed when the state 3A-East brackets were released this week and will play the winner of the first-round game between Bennett and Northeast at home on Saturday.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.