Mercer baseball falls to Georgia State, 14-1

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Mercer’s baseball team gave up six runs in the second inning on its way to a 14-1 loss to Georgia State Tuesday.

In his return to middle Georgia, former Houston County Bear Justin Jones was 1-for-4 with a run batted in for the Panthers (2-2).

Leading 3-0 in the second inning, GSU’s Joey Roach hit a grand slam to put the visitors up 7-0. They added three more runs in the fourth inning and another in the fifth.

The Bears (1-3) finally got on the board in the bottom of the fifth off Trey Truitt’s right field double, cutting the deficit to 10 runs, but the Panthers scored three more runs in the next two innings.

Roach finished 3-for-4 with 7 RBI.

Ben Lumsden took the loss for Mercer. The Bears host No. 19 Kennesaw State Wednesday at 4.

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