BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity softball made a brief run in the state 3A-East region Section II tournament with a first-round win, but fell to the top seed in the region in its second-round game this week.
The Seahawks were up and down all year in a season that resulted in a 7-9 regular season record. Decatur started the season winning two of the first three and then lost three in a row. It was a pattern repeated often during the season.
Decatur then won three of its next four before dropping two straight. Things started coming together for the young Seahawks team around mid-season and they finished strong, winning two of their last three regular season games. Decatur was the fifth seed in the 3A-East Section II when the brackets were released last week and faced fourth-seeded Hammond in the opening round.
The Seahawks edged Hammond in the first round, 8-7, and advanced to the second round and a date with top-seeded Chesapeake-Anne Arundel on Tuesday. Alas, Chesapeake routed the Seahawks, 14-2, on Tuesday to close out the season for Decatur.