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Mercer Baseball swept by Samford

Mercer suffers 1st sweep since 2016/(Courtesy Mercer Athletics)

The Mercer Baseball team continued its recent slide on Sunday afternoon. The Bears were defeated on the road by Samford 4-0. Mercer was swept in the 3 game series, their first since joining the Southern Conference. Their last sweep came from the College of Charleston back in 2016. They are now 26-12 overall and 6-6 in the league.

The Bulldogs were led by Erin Baldwin (2-0) who threw 5 innings while surrendering just 1 hit. Branden Fryman led off the game with a homer. He finished the day 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Troy Dixon had the other RBI for Samford. "Tip your cap to Samford because this was their weekend," said head coach Craig Gibson. "They outplayed us all series and we simply did not do what it takes to come away with success on the road in the Southern Conference. Mercer had just 4 total base runners on the day, and their 2 errors in the field led to 2 runs for Samford. Christian Vann (2-2) picked up the loss going 3 and a third innings giving up 4 runs off of 7 hits. "We are going through a rough stretch of late, but I'm confident we will work out way out of it. Our pitching staff was great all weekend; the bullpen really looked strong today. Our offense just did not do enough to get the job done."

Up next, Mercer will head to Georgia State on Wednesday. First pitch will be at 6 pm.

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