MERRICK MAYHEM 9U stayed in it until the end, but L.I. Jr Ducks 9U pulled away late in an 8-4 victory on Wednesday. The game was tied at two with L.I. Jr Ducks 9U batting in the bottom of the fourth when Ahern doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring two runs.
MERRICK MAYHEM 9U lost despite out-hitting L.I. Jr Ducks 9U 11 to seven.
MERRICK MAYHEM 9U fired up the offense in the first inning, when Matthew O singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
After MERRICK MAYHEM 9U scored two runs in the top of the fifth, L.I. Jr Ducks 9U answered with two of their own. MERRICK MAYHEM 9U scored when Matthew singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. L.I. Jr Ducks 9U then answered when J L singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run and Baron singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.
L.I. Jr Ducks 9U took the lead for good with four runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth an error scored one run for L.I. Jr Ducks 9U and B F lined out, driving in a run.
C C was on the hill for L.I. Jr Ducks 9U. The bulldog surrendered four runs on ten hits over five innings, striking out eight.
ZACH B was on the pitcher's mound for MERRICK MAYHEM 9U. The righthander went three innings, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out five. SPENCER E threw two innings out of the bullpen.
MERRICK MAYHEM 9U tallied 11 hits in the game. Matthew, NOAH W, and ZACH all managed multiple hits for MERRICK MAYHEM 9U. Matthew went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead MERRICK MAYHEM 9U in hits.
C H led L.I. Jr Ducks 9U with two hits in two at bats. C led L.I. Jr Ducks 9U with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 11 stolen bases.