Seahawks Sweep Two Over Bennett

Seahawks Sweep Two Over Bennett
Decatur’s Calvin Lorrance delivers a pitch during the second inning of the Seahawks’ 3-0 loss to Kent Island on Monday. Photo by Shawn Soper

BERLIN- A pair of walk-off wins over old rival Bennett this week had Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team on the cusp of a Bayside South championship.

The Seahawks had won six in row before falling to Kent Island, 3-0, at home on Monday. That result was of little consequence, however, for the Seahawks, who had a pair of crucial games against Bayside South rival Bennett on Tuesday.

Back on March 28, the Seahawks and Clippers played to a 1-1 tie before the games was halted because darkness after 10 innings. That game resumed on Tuesday afternoon in the 10th with the scored tied at 1-1. Decatur loaded the bases and got a walk-off walk by Dawson Delaney to edge the Clippers, 2-1, in a game that had major implications on the Bayside South standings.

After that suspended game was completed, the Seahawks took on Bennett again in the game regularly scheduled for Tuesday and that one ended with more dramatics. Decatur trailed late in the game, but scored six runs on the fifth inning to pull out the 8-4 win, completing the season sweep of the Clippers all on the same day. The Seahawks’ record now stands at 13-3 overall including a 6-1 conference record.

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.