(April 24, 2015) It wasn’t their best performance, but the Stephen Decatur Seahawks managed to score 10 runs in six innings against the Snow Hill Eagles in Berlin on Tuesday.
“Pretty lackluster effort I thought. Not a whole lot of energy,” Decatur baseball Coach Rich Ferro said. “We just didn’t really have a good offensive approach, worrying about things they can’t control like umpires calls, stuff like that. [It was] a little bit of everything. Little bit of physical and mental deficiencies.”
The Seahawks tallied three runs in the third, three in the fourth and four in the sixth to end the game by slaughter rule.
Seniors Austin Dundore, Justin Meekins and Ryan Bennett and junior Zach Adams each had a hit. Meekins added two RBIs.
Freshman Tristan McDonough struck out five, allowed two hits and walked one in six innings.
After the game, Ferro said he told the Seahawks that they needed to come ready to play against the Parkside Rams on Wednesday.
He hoped they would play with more energy then they did against Snow Hill and “be ready to play with some passion.”
With several Major League Baseball scouts watching, Parkside scored first, but Decatur answered in the fourth. The visiting Rams’ bench was loud, cheering on teammates and taunting the Seahawks. They tacked on two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to lead 5-1. Decatur was unable to produce at the plate as Parkside pitcher Hunter Parsons struck out 13 Seahawks.
The Berlin squad will look to bounce back after the loss when the Seahawks face the Wi-Hi Indians on Monday at 4 p.m. in Berlin. When the teams went head-to-head on April 7 in Salisbury, Decatur won 10-0 in five innings.