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Seahawks bounce back with win after tough loss to Crabbers

(April 5, 2013) After a disappointing 4-0 loss to the Crisfield Crabbers, March 27, the Stephen Decatur baseball team bounced back Tuesday with a 10-0 win over the Washington Jaguars in Berlin.

“I think that they did a really good job coming back from [the] loss … It was kind of tough on them mentally to be shut down like that,” Decatur Coach Rich Ferro said after the Seahawks’ April 2 victory. “They answered some questions in terms of progression, as if we’re getting better or not, and we’re really happy as a coaching staff that they came out to play [Tuesday].

“Bats started a little slow, but they had good approaches and took good swings and I thought their ability to put the ball in play helped us out big time,” he said.

In the bottom of the third inning, Decatur sophomore Sean Colgan’s sacrifice fly scored senior Noah McAleer to give the team a 1-0 lead.

With the bases loaded in the fifth, Colgan’s hit down the third base line put the Seahawks on top 2-0. Sophomore Grant Donahue doubled to drive in two more runs.

Senior Dallas Harrington stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded. His triple cleared the bases and Decatur now had a 7-0 advantage.

“That was a big hit for us,” Ferro said.

Chase Coursey, a junior, drove Harrington home. Junior Andrew Borradaile tripled to score Coursey, giving Decatur a 9-0 lead.

“Andrew Borradaile came in today and got his first start at the varsity level. [He] was 2-for-2 with a triple and single, and did really good job,” Ferro said.

The Seahawks won the game in the bottom of the sixth with a bases-loaded walk (10-run slaughter rule).

Donahue pitched all six innings. He struck out seven, allowed two hits and walked two.

“We definitely came out ready to play,” Ferro said. “I think there may have been some nerves because we didn’t know what we were going to get swinging the bat. I think the increased work in the cage has paid off.”

Decatur’s next game is scheduled for Monday in Salisbury against the Parkside Rams.

Stephen Decatur senior Noah McAleer waits for a perfect pitch to swing at during Tuesday’s game against Washington in Berlin. Decatur won 10-0 in six 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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