A walk-off left MERRICK MAYHEM 8U on the wrong end of a 12-11 defeat to LI THUNDER on Saturday. The game was tied at 11 with LI THUNDER batting in the bottom of the fifth when Bradley singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. MERRICK MAYHEM 8U fell behind by six runs in the fourth inning, but then tried to fight back. MERRICK MAYHEM 8U scored seven runs in the failed comeback on a single by KURT R, a walk by SPENCER B, a walk by HUNTER O, a walk by BRADY K and a single by LUCAS F. LI THUNDER fired up the offense in the first inning, when Bradley singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. After MERRICK MAYHEM 8U scored one run in the top of the fourth, LI THUNDER answered with one of their own. MERRICK MAYHEM 8U scored when LUCAS drew a walk, scoring one run. LI THUNDER then answered when Foster grounded out, scoring one run. LI THUNDER scored five runs in the third inning. Riddle, Salem, Lui, and Bradley all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Lui was on the mound for LI THUNDER. He surrendered four runs on three hits over three and a third innings, striking out six. KURT toed the rubber for MERRICK MAYHEM 8U. He surrendered four runs on one hit over one and two-thirds innings, striking out four. LOGAN M, SPENCER, and HAYDEN T each contributed in relief for MERRICK MAYHEM 8U. MERRICK MAYHEM 8U totaled six hits. KURT and ETHAN M each had multiple hits for MERRICK MAYHEM 8U. ETHAN and KURT each collected two hits to lead MERRICK MAYHEM 8U. MERRICK MAYHEM 8U was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. BRADY made the most plays with six. ETHAN led MERRICK MAYHEM 8U with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.
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