BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team continued a dramatic run to the state 3A-East region championship game on Monday with a narrow 5-4 win over visiting River Hill.
On Monday, the Seahawks lived another day by edging Mount Hebron, 1-0, in a well-pitched nine-inning game when they scored in their final at-bat. Grant Donohue went the distance, striking out 10 and allowing just one hit. The Decatur bats were equally quiet throughout the game, but Justin Meekins and Chase Church provided just enough offense with a pair of hits each including the game-winner by Chase in the ninth.
On Wednesday, the third-seeded Seahawks were at it again against 10th seeded River Hill. Decatur jumped out to an early 4-1 lead, but the Hawks clawed their way back to tie it at 4-4.
In the bottom of the sixth, Decatur strung three singles together by Donohue, Andrew Borradaile and Chase, who again drove home the winning run to lead the Seahawks to the dramatic 5-4 win. With the win, Decatur advances to the region championship at home this afternoon against fourth-seeded Reservoir, which upset top-seed and Seahawk nemesis, 6-5, on Wednesday.