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After losing first match with Crisfield, Decatur wins 2nd

(April 26, 2013) When the Stephen Decatur and Crisfield baseball teams met in Berlin on March 27, the visiting Crabbers shut out the Seahawks 4-0.

“It was kind of tough on them mentally to be shut down like that,” Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said after that game.

Before the second match-up on Monday in Crisfield, Ferro said he was looking forward to the game so he could gauge the Seahawks’ progress over the last month.

The Seahawks, who Ferro said have been playing with more confidence lately, had something to prove. They won the contest 4-0, behind sophomore pitcher Grant Donahue. He struck out 12 Crabbers, walked three and threw a no-hitter.

“He threw more strikes this time. He pitched very well and we played good defense behind him and we cut down on our strikeouts,” Ferro said.

The Seahawks scored three runs in the fourth inning and one in the seventh.

Senior Noah McAleer had two hits and an RBI. Junior Justin Meekins hit a triple and freshman Zach Adams a double.

“They were focused. They knew it was a statement game,” Ferro said. “The coaching staff was pretty happy. We’d like to get a few more hits, but we’ll take the win.”

On Tuesday, the Seahawks topped the Washington Jaguars 4-1 in Princess Anne.

Decatur logged three of its seven hits in the first inning and gained a 2-0 lead. The visitors tallied two additional runs in the fourth.

Junior Andrew Borradaile struck our four, allowed three hits and walked one in seven innings.

Meekins had two hits and an RBI. McAleer, Donahue, juniors Chase Coursey and Jacob Hickman and sophomore Sean Colgan each had a hit.

“We were a little sloppy defensively, but we can’t be defensively perfect all the time,” Ferro said. “We couldn’t get timely hitting when we had guys in scoring positions.”

The Parkside Rams are slated to visit Berlin on Monday for a 4 p.m. game against Decatur.

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