JACK B would not be denied at the plate when runners were on base on Friday, driving in seven on three hits to lead Merrick MAYHEM 8U past KP Knights 19-5 on Friday. JACKdrove in runs on a single in the first, a single in the fourth, and a triple in the fifth.
Merrick MAYHEM 8U earned the victory despite allowing KP Knights to score three runs in the first inning. The offensive onslaught by KP Knights was led by Lombardo and Valdes, all driving in runs in the frame.
KP Knights opened up scoring in the first inning when Valdes doubled on a 3-0 count, scoring two runs.
Merrick MAYHEM 8U took the lead for good with five runs in the third inning. In the third MICHAEL D hit a solo homer, ANGEL T doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs, and Kemnitzer induced CJ A to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored.
Merrick MAYHEM 8U scored seven runs in the fifth inning. MICHAEL, BRODY G, RYAN O, JACK, and HUNTER R each drove in runs during the inning.
BRODY took the win for Merrick MAYHEM 8U. The righty surrendered zero runs on zero hits over one and two-thirds innings, striking out five and walking one. RYAN and ANGELentered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. RYANrecorded the last three outs to earn the save for Merrick MAYHEM 8U.
Katz took the loss for KP Knights. The pitcher lasted two innings, allowing six hits and five runs while striking out three and walking one.
JACK started the game for Merrick MAYHEM 8U. JACK lasted one and one-third innings, allowing one hit and four runs while striking out four.
Merrick MAYHEM 8U smacked one home run on the day. MICHAEL had a dinger in the third inning.
Merrick MAYHEM 8U tallied 13 hits in the game. JACK, MICHAEL, RYAN, and ANGEL each had multiple hits for Merrick MAYHEM 8U. MICHAEL and JACK each collected three hits to lead Merrick MAYHEM 8U. Merrick MAYHEM 8U stole 12 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. MICHAEL led the way with three. Merrick MAYHEM 8U didn't commit a single error in the field. MICHAEL had nine chances in the field, the most on the team.
Valdes led KP Knights with one hit in two at bats. KP Knights was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Martella had the most chances in the field with three. Ierano led KP Knights with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases.