A-Sun: Mercer Plates Two
By Bryan App - May 24, 2007
Nobody really expected this kind of game, considering the offensive outburst Belmont had yesterday. The Bears and Bruins had combined for four hits in a scoreless game heading into the sixth. That changed, as Mercer scored two runs on three hits in the inning.
Lead-off man Matt Crawford hit a one out-double to deep center and Eric Renfroe followed with a single, putting runners on first and third with one out. Josh Thompson then drove in Crawford with a sacrifice fly to deep center, and clean-up batter Mike Armstrong nailed a double off the left field fence to plate Renfroe for a 3-0 Mercer lead.
The Belmont bats also showed signs of life in the sixth. The Bruins used a walk and consecutive singles from Kane Simmons and Daniel Wagner to load the bases with two outs. But Mercer starter Blake Quarles struck out Brady Manifold to end the threat.
Posted by Bryan App at 09:13 PM on May 24, 2007