Decatur Softball Win Streak Halted

Decatur Softball Win Streak Halted
Decatur’s Lexi Black delivers a pitch during the second inning of Monday’s game against Colonel Richardson. Photo by Shawn Soper

BERLIN- Decatur’s varsity softball team took its first loss of the season on Monday in the home opener, falling to Colonel Richardson, 12-1.

The Seahawks opened the season last week with a 25-6 rout of Wicomico, followed by a 7-4 win over Bennett. Decatur improved to 3-0 with a win over Northampton last Friday. In that contest, Lexi Black pitched a complete game and struck out seven, while Amber Whittaker went 4-4 at the plate.

On Monday, the Seahawks faced Colonel Richardson at home with Black on the mound, but the Colonels scored early and often on their way to a 12-1 rout. With the loss, Decatur dropped to 3-1 on the season. The Seahawks face Kent Island on the road on Friday, followed by another road game against Wicomico next Monday. They won’t play at home again until next Friday against Worcester County rival Snow Hill.

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.