LUCA B would not be denied at the plate on Saturday, picking up four hits and leading Merrick MAYHEM 9U to a 21-8 win over Lynbrook Knights - Brenneis. LUCA tripled in the third, singled in the fourth, tripled in the fifth, and doubled in the fifth.
Lynbrook Knights - Brenneis scored five runs in the third inning, but Merrick MAYHEM 9Ustill managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for Lynbrook Knights - Brenneis came thanks to a single by #12, a groundout by #5, and an error on a ball put in play by #7.
Merrick MAYHEM 9U pulled away for good with eight runs in the third inning. In the third ANGEL T grounded out, scoring one run, LUCA tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs, Merrick MAYHEM 9U scored one run on a stolen base, GAVIN B singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, MASON S singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run, and CJ A singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.
Merrick MAYHEM 9U tallied ten runs in the fifth inning. Merrick MAYHEM 9U batters contributing to the big inning included GAVIN, MICHAEL D, ANGEL, LUCA, JAMES C, and ETHAN R, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
GAVIN was on the pitcher's mound for Merrick MAYHEM 9U. The pitcher lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and six runs while striking out four.
#7 was on the mound for Lynbrook Knights - Brenneis. The bulldog surrendered eight runs on nine hits over three innings. #5 threw two innings out of the bullpen.
Merrick MAYHEM 9U had 20 hits in the game. LUCA, JAMES, MICHAEL, ANGEL, CJ, GAVIN, HUNTER R, and ETHAN all had multiple hits for Merrick MAYHEM 9U. LUCA went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Merrick MAYHEM 9U in hits. Merrick MAYHEM 9U tore up the base paths, as seven players stole at least two bases. JAMES led the way with five.
#2 led Lynbrook Knights - Brenneis with two hits in two at bats. Lynbrook Knights - Brenneis didn't commit a single error in the field. #7 had one chances in the field, the most on the team.