MERRICK MAYHEM 9U lost the lead late in a 12-6 defeat to LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS on Saturday. The game was tied at one with LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS batting in the top of the fourth when Santonino homered on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs. HAYDEN T drove in five runners in the loss. HAYDEN drove in runs on a single in the first and a grand slam in the sixth.
MERRICK MAYHEM 9U got things started in the first inning. HAYDEN singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS evened things up at one in the top of the second inning. ETHAN M's wild pitch allowed one run to score for LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS.
After LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS scored five runs in the top of the sixth, MERRICK MAYHEM 9U answered with five of their own. LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS scored when Erato homered on a 1-1 count, scoring three runs and Petty singled on a 2-0 count, scoring two runs. MERRICK MAYHEM 9U then answered when HAYDEN homered on a 1-0 count, scoring four runs and HUDSON S tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Erato doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Fredricks earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS. He went four and a third innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out five. Erato and Santonino entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
ETHAN took the loss for MERRICK MAYHEM 9U. He lasted four and two-thirds innings, allowing six hits and seven runs while striking out eight.
MERRICK MAYHEM 9U hit one home run on the day. HAYDEN went deep in the sixth inning. MERRICK MAYHEM 9U racked up six hits on the day. HAYDEN and LUCAS F all managed multiple hits for MERRICK MAYHEM 9U. LUCAS and HAYDEN each managed two hits to lead MERRICK MAYHEM 9U.
LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS tallied 12 hits in the game. Santonino, Erato, Kolman, and Fredricks each managed multiple hits for LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS. LONG ISLAND JR DUCKS didn't commit a single error in the field. Fredricks had one chances in the field, the most on the team.