MERRICK MAYHEM 9U grabbed an early lead on its way to a 13-8 victory over LI THUNDER on Saturday. MERRICK MAYHEM 9U scored on a home run by ETHAN M, a double by SPENCER B, a groundout by LUCAS F, a single by KURT R, a single by TOMMY T, and a groundout by ANTHONY P in the first inning.
Both offenses were strong at the plate as MERRICK MAYHEM 9U collected 11 hits and LI THUNDER 12 in the high-scoring affair. After LI THUNDER scored two runs in the top of the third, MERRICK MAYHEM 9Uanswered with two of their own. LI THUNDER scored when Hide singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and Galluccio singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. MERRICK MAYHEM 9U then answered when HUDSON S doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.
LI THUNDER scored three runs in the fifth inning. The big inning for LI THUNDER came thanks to a single by Treacy and a groundout by Moutsetous.
KURT was the winning pitcher for MERRICK MAYHEM 9U. He went three innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out six. HUDSON threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. HUDSON recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for MERRICK MAYHEM 9U.
MERRICK MAYHEM 9U tallied one home run on the day. ETHAN had a dinger in the first inning. MERRICK MAYHEM 9U racked up 11 hits. HAYDEN T, KURT, and ETHAN each had multiple hits for MERRICK MAYHEM 9U. ETHAN, KURT, and HAYDEN each collected two hits to lead MERRICK MAYHEM 9U. MERRICK MAYHEM 9U tore up the base paths, as six players stole at least two bases. ANTHONY R led the way with three.
LI THUNDER tallied 12 hits on the day. Hide, G F, and Treacy each managed multiple hits for LI THUNDER. LI THUNDER stole nine bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Hide led the way with two.