Bisons drop series opener to Mercer 10-2
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Bisons drop series opener to Mercer 10-2
The Mercer Bears nailed three home runs as they defeated the Lipscomb Bisons 10-2 Thursday evening at Claude Smith Field in Macon, Ga.

Mercer opened the game scoring a run in both the first and second innings.

Lipscomb posted its first run in the third as Richie Goodenow doubled to right-center to bring home M.L. Williams who had opened the inning with a double to left-center.

The Bears expanded its lead to 6-1 with a pair of runs in both the third and fourth frames.   In the eight Mercer platted four runs on four hits taking a 10-1 lead.

Williams scored both of Lipscomb’s runs.  In the ninth he reached on an infield single to second base.  Then T.J. Hoelzer drove him in with a single to left field.

Bisons starter Blake Fonfara (2-2) scattered eight hits and gave up six runs, all earned.  Alex Ross pitched two innings of relief giving up four runs, two earned, on four hits.

Brandon Love (5-1) earned the win for the Bears pitching seven innings giving up one run on five hits.

Mercer improved to 26-15, 10-11 in the Atlantic Sun.  Lipscomb fell to 14-25, 5-11 in conference play.

The Bisons and Bears face off in game two Friday evening at 6 p.m. central time.  Game three is Saturday at 1 p.m.