Georgia Southern baseball takes down Mercer Bears 7-3

Ryan Kostensky

Behind three big home runs, Georgia Southern baseball knocks off Mercer 7-3 on Tuesday to start off their road swing, improving their winning streak to two games in a row.

GS made the trek to Macon for a weekday bout against the Mercer Bears, where they would win, sweeping the season series in the process. But for the Eagles, the game wasn’t lead from wire-to-wire.

The Bears scored the first two runs of the game, behind a Kel Johnson home run, and would carry the lead until the third inning where the Eagles would tie the ball game.

GS got their first run after a walk to freshman infielder Noah Ledford came around to score in the second inning of action, and a ringing double by the redshirt-senior outfielder Tyler Martin would bring across the tying run in the third.

The Eagles took the lead for good thanks to a three-run sixth inning, highlighted by a solo bomb from redshirt-junior catcher Matt Anderson. The home run was just the third of his career. The final two frames also saw big home runs from GS, when sophomore outfielder Nolan Tressler hit his second career homer in the top of the eighth, followed by Ledford’s solo home run in the ninth inning. The freshman leads all Eagle batters with five home runs on the early season.

GS continues their road swing on Friday, where they resume Sun Belt action against Louisiana-Monroe in the Bayou. The three-game series is slated to start Friday, where junior RHP Seth Shuman is set to take the mound. First pitch Friday night from Monroe is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, [email protected]