Decatur baseball team earns 12-2 victory over Wi-Hi

(May 1, 2015) The Stephen Decatur baseball team’s seniors were honored before Monday’s competition, the last regular-season home game of the year. The Seahawks celebrated after with a 12-2, five-inning victory over the Wi-Hi Indians.

Decatur put six runs on the board in the first inning. Wi-Hi tallied its only runs in the second inning.

The Seahawks added four runs in the second inning and two in the fourth.

“It’s nice to have them go out in their last regular-season home game with a win,” Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said. “But, we made five errors. Just sloppy, [there was] a lot of stuff going on, just kicking the ball around and not being efficient in terms of playing defense. We’ve got to play better defense in order to keep going.”

Senior Grant Donahue threw four innings. He struck out eight, walked one and allowed one hit. Brandon McKenzie, a senior, took over on the mound for the last inning. He allowed one hit and struck out two.

Senior Justin Meekins went 1-for-2 (double). Junior Zach Adams had a hit and an RBI. Donahue logged a hit and two RBIs.

Decatur’s final game of the regular season is set for today, Friday, at 4 p.m. against the Indian River Indians in Salisbury.

“We’ve got to win out, hopefully secure a one seed or two seed and play a bunch of home games in the playoffs,” Ferro said. “We’ve got to practice and realize we’re not that good yet and be committed to playing solid defense and the basics. They’re a solid squad. We have to get better and if we don’t do it, we’re going to get beat early in the playoffs.”

Seeding for the regional tournament is set for Wednesday, May 6. Decatur will compete in Section I of the 3A South. First round action of the tournament is scheduled to begin on Friday, May 8.

Stephen Decatur junior Lane Dillon watches an incoming pitch during Monday’s game against Wi-Hi. Decatur won 12-2.

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