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Decatur’s team chemistry coming along, Patnode says

(April 10, 2015) One thing Stephen Decatur softball Coach Heather Patnode can say about the Lady Seahawks is that they don’t give up.

“Overall, we are improving every day and really looking more like a varsity team,” she said of the young squad. “There have been a few games that we are down and come back to make it interesting. That’s awesome to see. Their team chemistry is coming along better as well, really learning who can do what and who works especially well together.”

Despite trailing by six runs on Tuesday to the Wi-Hi Indians in Salisbury, the Seahawks battled back but came up short 6-3.

“The first inning is what put us behind. Wi-Hi scored four runs off of one hit, two walks and three errors by us,” Patnode said. “They scored their fifth run in the second off our two errors…then their sixth run was in the sixth inning, off an error and one hit.”

Decatur earned its three runs in the top of the seventh. Sophomore Sam Kefauver hit a single to right field which brought home sophomore Maria Karacoulakis. Junior Jade Pontious doubled to left field, scoring two.

Junior Madelynn King was on the mound for Decatur. She struck out five, allowed four hits and walked two.

Decatur will play the North Caroline Bulldogs today, Friday, at 4 p.m. in Ridgely.


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