Atlantic Sun Baseball Tournament Final: Mercer Pounds USC Upstate, 11-2 In Opening Game

The Mercer Bears announced their presence in the Atlantic Sun Baseball Tournament with a big win over the USC Upstate Spartans on Wednesday, 11-2 at Melching Field at Conrad Park in DeLand, Fla.

Designated hitter Nick Backlund had a huge game going 4-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Also having a big game was first baseman Travis Benn, who went 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Mercer starting pitcher Brandon Love went seven innings and allowed only one run on four hits to earn the victory. USC Upstate starting pitcher David Roseboom was rocked in one and two-thirds innings of work for five runs on six hits.

The Mercer bears continue on in their run for the Atlantic Sun Championship and will play the 7 p.m. game on Thursday. The opponent will be revealed when the day's tournament action is done. USC Upstate will play in the 11 a.m. game on Thursday.

For news and results from the Atlantic Sun tournament, follow this StoryStream from SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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