MERRICK MAYHEM 7U snagged a late lead and defeated 7U Wantagh Hawks Gold 8U 8-7 on Monday. MERRICK MAYHEM 7U was down 7-5 in the top of the fifth inning when JACK B doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring three runs. MERRICK MAYHEM 7U earned the victory despite allowing 7U Wantagh Hawks Gold 8U to score five runs in the second inning. Luke A, Christian P, Liam N, and Mason F powered the big inning with RBIs.
7U Wantagh Hawks Gold 8U got things started in the first inning when DEREK Z induced Mason K to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored.
ANGEL T earned the victory on the hill for MERRICK MAYHEM 7U. He allowed zero hits and zero runs over one inning, striking out three and walking one. ETHAN R and CJ A entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Jimmy S took the loss for 7U Wantagh Hawks Gold 8U. He surrendered three runs on two hits over two-thirds of an inning, striking out two.
DEREK started the game for MERRICK MAYHEM 7U. He allowed four hits and six runs over one and one-third innings, striking out two Ethan H started the game for 7U Wantagh Hawks Gold 8U. He lasted three and a third innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out six.
JACK, ANGEL, and DEREK each collected one hit to lead MERRICK MAYHEM 7U. MERRICK MAYHEM 7U was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. JACK had the most chances in the field with six.
7U Wantagh Hawks Gold 8U didn't commit a single error in the field. Christian had the most chances in the field with five.