Even though MERRICK MAYHEM 8U gave up four runs in the first inning, they still defeated Franklin Square Tigers 8U 9-5 on Saturday. Shane M, Jack L, and Austin B all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Franklin Square Tigers 8U opened up scoring in the first inning when Austin singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs. MERRICK MAYHEM 8U took the lead for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third HUDSON S singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, LUCAS F drew a walk, scoring one run, KURT R singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run, and LOGAN M grounded out, scoring one run. HAYDEN T was on the pitcher's mound for MERRICK MAYHEM 8U. He allowed three hits and five runs over three innings, striking out two. Nicholas B toed the rubber for Franklin Square Tigers 8U. He went four innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and striking out six. Jasper P threw two innings in relief. MERRICK MAYHEM 8U socked one home run on the day. ETHAN M had a homer in the first inning. MERRICK MAYHEM 8U saw the ball well today, racking up 11 hits in the game. BRADY K, ETHAN, and HAYDEN each managed multiple hits for MERRICK MAYHEM 8U. ETHAN and BRADY each collected three hits to lead MERRICK MAYHEM 8U. MERRICK MAYHEM 8Ustole 14 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. LUCAS led the way with five.