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SD softball squad earns 19-4 win in season opener

(March 29, 2013) The Stephen Decatur softball team scored 19 runs in five innings and held the Pocomoke Warriors to four during last Friday’s season opener in Berlin.

“We did fine. It was cold, windy and unpleasant at times,” said Decatur Coach Don Howard. “We need to handle the ball better. We’ve got to sure up our defense a bit, but we will.”

The Lady Seahawks tallied nine runs in the first inning. Pocomoke scored three in the top of the third. In the bottom of the inning, Decatur tacked on nine additional runs to pull ahead 18-3.

The Berlin squad notched its 19th run in the fourth. Decatur limited its opponent to one run in the fifth to end the game (10-run slaughter rule).

Senior Jessica Iacona took the mound for the first three innings. She struck out five, walked one and allowed four hits. At the plate, Iacona went 2-for-3, with three runs scored and one RBI.

Junior Beth Laque pitched the final two innings, striking out two, walking one and giving up three hits.

Decatur scored 19 runs on 13 hits.

Senior Jessica Bunting went 2-for-4, with two runs scored and three RBIs. Emma Ditzel, a junior, had two hits, including a solo home run in the third inning, and logged three RBIs.

Laque (two runs scored, two RBIs) and her sister, Lauren (two runs scored, one RBI), a freshman, also contributed with two hits apiece.

The Washington Jaguars will come to Berlin on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. game against Decatur.

Stephen Decatur senior Liz Brittingham takes a swing during last Friday’s season opener in Berlin. Decatur won 19-4 in five innings.
Lisa Capitelli, Ocean City Today
Lisa Capitelli, Ocean City Today
Managing Editor Lisa Capitelli, a New York native, entered Salisbury University (then Salisbury State) in the fall of 1998 and graduated in the spring of 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. She majored in communication arts, and minored in art, with concentration on photography. Lisa began her career at Ocean City Today as a staff writer in February 2003. She was promoted to Assistant Editor in August 2011 and Managing Editor in May, 2013. Editorial responsibilities include covering sports — from local high school games, to fishing tournaments and recreation and park programs, the business community and weekly happenings, events and activities.

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