Monster first inning paces Bears past Savannah State

Bears' shortstop Matt Meeder celebrates a first-inning run during Mercer's 12-2 win over Savannah State Tuesday afternoon at OrthoGeorgia Park. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

Get them on. Get them over. Get them in.

That's the motto for Craig Gibson's Mercer Bears. The orange and black followed that to perfection Tuesday afternoon in a 12-2 win over Savannah State at OrthoGeorgia Park.

The Bears scored 11 of their 12 runs in the first inning, highlighted by a JT Thomas 2-run double. Charlie Madden went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs while Conrad Cornell went a perfect 3-3 with two RBIs.

Sawyer Gipson-Long earned his first win of the season for the Bears going three innings strong with three strikeouts.

Mercer (10-3) will take on Savannah State (6-7) on the road Wednesday afternoon.

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