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Fiery Lady Seahawks score 43 combined runs in two games

(April 26, 2013) The Lady Seahawks’ bats were productive this week, to say the least, as the Stephen Decatur softball team scored 25 runs on 22 hits against the Crisfield Crabbers on Monday, and the next day, recorded 18 runs on 20 hits in a match-up with the Washington Jaguars.

The objective was to “try to get something out of these games,” said Decatur Coach Don Howard.

“We’re trying to get the girls to focus on what they need to do. To focus on the strike zone, on hitting balls solidly, on base running and on their defense,” he said.

The Seahawks shut out the Crabbers 25-0 in five innings. After three days off, Decatur players were fresh, Howard said, and they came out swinging. The visitors scored 10 runs before recording their first out in the opening inning.

The Seahawks tacked on two runs in the second and six in the fourth to lead 18-0. Decatur scored an additional seven runs in the fifth.

“They came out with a little fire and grit and hit the ball all over the park,” Howard said.

Senior captain Jessica Iacona went 4-for-5, with six RBIs and four runs scored.

Senior Jessica Bunting had five hits. She logged four RBIs and scored three times.

Junior pitcher Beth Laque faced 19 batters. She struck out six, allowed two hits and walked two.

On Tuesday in Princess Anne, Decatur drove in 18 runs and held Washington scoreless.

The Seahawks tallied seven runs in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth to gain an 11-0 advantage. They scored seven times in the fifth.

Iacona started on the mound and threw two innings. She struck out each of the six batters she faced.

Bunting gave up a hit, walked one a struck out two in three innings. At bat, she had two hits, scored twice and tallied four RBIs.

Laque (one RBI) and her sister Lauren (three RBIs), a freshman, each went 4-for-5.

Decatur is scheduled to host the Parkside Rams at 4 p.m. Monday.

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