Mercer wins SoCon baseball tournament

CHARLESTON. S.C. (41NBC/WMGT) – Mercer is the first baseball team to win the Southern Conference baseball tournament in its first try.

The Bears, who entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed after claiming the regular season title, beat No. 2 seed Samford 5-0 in Sunday’s championship game thanks to a complete game, six-hit shutout from pitcher Ben Nyquist.

Mercer opened scoring in the fourth inning with a two-run home run by Trey Truitt (3-3, 2 RBI). Matt Meeder (1-3, 1 run) scored after an error to give the Bears a 3-0 lead.

RBI singles by Danny Edgeworth (2-5, 1 RBI) in the sixth and Charlie Madden (1-4, 1 RBI) in the eighth completed the scoring.

The win moves Mercer into an NCAA Regional for the third time in the last six seasons.

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