In June the Perdue Chicks did something that they have not done since last year—they lost. Since losing to Tri-County 2-1 on June 19, the Chicks have captured 4 consecutive victories while outscoring their opponents 61-4. Furthermore, their last few contests have been cut short due to a mercy-rule, which terminates the game after seven innings if a team is winning by at least 10 runs.
On Sunday, Perdue swept Creighton Trailers in run-rule fashion by a score of 12-2 and 19-0. In the opener, Troy Bennett improved to 2-0 and struck out a pair in four innings of work.
Bennett, a 2010 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School currently has an earned-run average of 2.45 this season the season. At the plate, the Chicks line-up seemed impossible to get out as they belted out 15 hits, including a 3 for 4 performance by Lucas Koenig. Another Decatur alum, Koenig is batting .458 on the season.
Perdue’s bats did not deflate in game 2 of the July 10 double-header collecting 19 hits in just five innings of action. Leading the way for the Chicks was former SDHS standout Brian Hudson. A 2008 graduate, Hudson collected three hits while driving in three runs.
Currently batting .406, Hudson is leading the Eastern Shore Baseball League in stolen bases as well. On the mound, Bryan Bloch was the winning pitcher fanning four batters.
With a record of 12-1, Perdue is atop the league rankings as well as almost every statistical category. Look for the Chicks to continue their winning ways this Sunday when they travel to Colonel Richardson to face the Eastern Shore Lugnuts. Their next home stand is Tuesday, July 19 followed by a series against the Georgetown Titans on July 21. First pitch is at 7:30PM at Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex in Salisbury.