#17 Decatur Pride split with Dolan & Murphy


Decatur Pride Results

The Decatur Pride took on ISC #15 Aurora Dolan & Murphy on Saturday night at Borg Warner Field in Decatur. A crowd of approximately 600 watched as 32 Illinois Hall of Famers and former Central Illinois ball players were honored in a ceremony prior to the game.

Game #1
Decatur Pride 2
Aurora D & M 0
WP: Brent Stevenson
LP: Ales Jetmar
HR: Doug Williams – Decatur

Game #2
Aurora D & M 4
Decatur Pride 0
WP: Doug Gillis
LP: Bob Ginger

Results of the Sunday games between the Decatur Pride and Aurora Dolan & Murphy at Borg Warner Field in Decatur.

Game #1
Aurora D & M 13
Decatur Pride 6
WP: Doug Gillis with relief from Ales Jetmar
LP: Rick Propst

Game #2 (8 innings)
Decatur Pride 9
Aurora D & M 8
WP: Alan Meinhart
LP: Jared Gutesha in relief of Ales Jetmar

Game 2 was a back and forth contest with Decatur jumping out to an early 5-1 lead only to have Aurora come back and tie the game in the 6th inning. Aurora then scored 3 in the top of the 7th to take an 8-5 lead. Decatur tied the game in the bottom of the 7th with a 2 run home run from David Boys and a solo shot by Todd McQuality. The Pride won the game in the bottom of the 8th when Blake Martin drove in Cole Koester to end it.

The Pride’s record moves to 18-4 heading into the ISC II Qualifier next weekend at the Kelso Klassic.

Scott Standerfer

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