Marblehead Little Leaguers exploded for five runs in the top of the seventh to beat Lynn in the opening game of the annual Gallant Tourney in Salem on Thursday.
The team coupled aggressive baserunning with timely hitting to break the 3-3 tie in the final frame.
Highlights included hard hits by Stephen Pappas and Thomas Brant and an NFL-worthy sidestep by Ben McCarthy at home plate.
Ben eluded the Lynn catcher's tag at home to score a run and propel the rally.
Henry Billings threw 6 1/3 innings and was relieved by Mark Karass.
Marblehead next takes the field on Saturday at 4 pm against Swampscott.