Seahawks Win First Title In Nearly Two Decades

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity softball team won the Bayside Conference championship for the first time in 19 years on Tuesday with a 4-1 win over Bayside North champ Colonel Richardson.

Last week, the Seahawks beat Mardela, 8-7, to clinch the Bayside South championship and advance to the conference title game. The win over Mardela was the third straight one-run game for Decatur, which had a penchant for the dramatic all season. The win propelled Decatur into the Bayside Conference championship game on Tuesday.

Against the Colonels on Tuesday, Decatur scored single runs in the second, third, sixth and seventh innings. Meanwhile, Lexi Black turned in her usual stellar performance on the mound, throwing a complete game and allowing just one unearned run. The win over the Colonels earned the Seahawks their first conference championship since 2000.  The Seahawks are the number-two seed in the 3A-East Section II regional and will face Northeast at home on Monday.

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.