MAYHEM 8U HOLDS ON FOR THE OPENING DAY WIN AFTER RVC TIGERS ALMOST ERASES A 5-RUN DEFICIT.
Merrick MAYHEM 8U built a five-run lead in the fifth inning and then held off RVC Tigers 8U's charge for a 9-8 victory on Saturday. RVC Tigers 8U scored four runs in the failed comeback on a, a single by Bifulco, and a walk by Coscia.
The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Merrick MAYHEM 8U collected three hits and RVC Tigers 8U had six.
Merrick MAYHEM 8U got things moving in the first inning, when RYAN O homered on a 2-0 count, scoring two runs.
Merrick MAYHEM 8U pulled away for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second GAVIN B drew a walk, scoring one run, BENJAMIN C drew a walk, scoring one run, and HUNTER R drew a walk, scoring one run.
RVC Tigers 8U scored four runs in the sixth inning. The big inning for RVC Tigers 8U came thanks to a walk by Coscia, a single by Bifulco, and by Matulich.
HUNTER got the win for Merrick MAYHEM 8U. The righthander lasted two innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out two. GAVIN, CJ A, and BRODY G all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. BRODY recorded the last out to earn the save for Merrick MAYHEM 8U.
Bifulco took the loss for RVC Tigers 8U. The bulldog lasted two innings, allowing one hit and five runs while striking out five.
Merrick MAYHEM 8U smacked one home run on the day. RYAN had a homer in the first inning.
MICHAEL D, GAVIN, and RYAN each managed one hit to lead Merrick MAYHEM 8U. Merrick MAYHEM 8U was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. JACK B made the most plays with 14. Merrick MAYHEM 8U stole 14 bases during the game as five players stole more than one. CJ led the way with four.
RVC Tigers 8U saw the ball well today, racking up six hits in the game. Bifulco and Bifulcoeach managed multiple hits for RVC Tigers 8U. RVC Tigers 8U didn't commit a single error in the field. Bifulco had eight chances in the field, the most on the team.