Marblehead Rallies For 8-3 Win In Gallant Tourney

Coach Tom Brant said it was his team's biggest victory in four years.

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.

Header Dad August 18, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Nice win but hardly the biggest win in years. Last year's team won it all and had to come from behind in the championship to take the gold.
Marblehead Mom August 18, 2012 at 03:39 PM
The quote given was that this was the biggest win for THIS TEAM in the four years they have been playing together. Marblehead residents are well aware of the baseball accomplishments of last year's 12 year old team, and their continued success this season.
Header Dad August 18, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Just to set the record straight, I wish this year' s 12s continued success and truly hope they win it all as well. And by the way, I am not related in any way to any of the 13s
Young Republican August 18, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Seriously. You have to be an absolute tool to take umbrage and correct the record on what constitutes a great win. An article written for a 12 year old boys scrapbook doesn't take away from what last years team did or the team before that. It's a nice way to celebrate a moment in time for a group of kids - many of whom won't play past Babe Ruth. I'm sure the Header Dad and Marblehead Mom who set the record straight are living a little too vicariously through the lens of thier 13 year old kids. I'm surprised dad didn't reference his All-Star days. Probably played Soccer.
fortune cookie August 18, 2012 at 06:39 PM
It would be so nice if people could be happy for the accomplishments of others instead of trying to one up each other.CONGRATS Marblehead 12's enjoy your victory. It was well earned. Fortune Cookie
fortune cookie August 18, 2012 at 07:19 PM
The Header dad must be uneducated or illiterate because the comment is "Tom Brant said the biggest win for HIS TEAM in 4 years. Not everything has to be about the 13's. Fortune cookie
Sleepless in Marblehead August 19, 2012 at 02:52 AM
The team that gets no respect won again tonight!! Again 8-3!! Go Marblehead
wildwildwest007 August 23, 2012 at 01:00 AM


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