MERRICK MAYHEM 9U snagged a late lead and defeated Beast Black 9U 6-5 on Saturday. The game was tied at two with MERRICK MAYHEM 9U batting in the top of the fourth when NOAH W tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
MERRICK MAYHEM 9U got things moving in the first inning, when MAX H drew a walk, scoring one run.
Beast Black 9U evened things up at two in the bottom of the third inning. A sacrifice bunt by Veninno scored one run for Beast Black 9U.
After MERRICK MAYHEM 9U scored one run in the top of the fifth, Beast Black 9U answered with one of their own. MERRICK MAYHEM 9U scored when LOGAN M doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Beast Black 9U then answered when Hendtickson singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
MERRICK MAYHEM 9U pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth DYLAN R grounded out, scoring one run.
LOGAN led things off on the mound for MERRICK MAYHEM 9U. The pitcher allowed seven hits and five runs over six innings, striking out five.
Hendtickson toed the rubber for Beast Black 9U. The pitcher allowed two hits and three runs over three innings, striking out two. Salatis threw three innings in relief.
LOGAN led MERRICK MAYHEM 9U with two hits in three at bats.
Morris went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Beast Black 9U in hits.