Yeager walk off homer helps Mercer Baseball split with Furman
The Mercer Baseball team lost its first Southern Conference series of the season by splitting a double header with Furman on Sunday afternoon. The Bears are now 26-8 overall, and 6-3 in the Southern Conference.
The Paladins took Game one 7-6. They got a 3 run homer in the top of the 1st from Jared Mihalik. After Mercer got 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd, Furman added 4 in the top of the 7th. The Bears charged back in the bottom of the 9th scoring 4 runs, but left the game tying run on third as Le Bassett popped up to end the inning.
The Bears took Game two 3-2. Mikalik got the scoring going again with a 2 run home run in the top of the 1st. A Jackson Ware sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 1st made it 2-1. Jordan Ammons first home run of the season in the bottom of the 2nd made it 2-2. It was scoreless until the bottom of the 9th when RJ Yeager hit his 4th home run of the season for a walkoff 3-2 win. Robert Broom picked up his 7th win of the season going 4 and a third innings giving up 1 hit and striking out 6. "The first game was good today and it got away from us a little bit. We got behind in this series. Furman played really well, but to win game three was tough. It was a gut check of who wants it the most. Broom was outstanding at the end and the freshman RJ Yeager walks them off with a home run" said head coach Craig Gibson.
Up next, the Bears will host Georgia Tech on Tuesday. First pitch will be at 6 pm.