MACON, Ga. – Sophomores Nate Moorhouse and Derrick Workman each had two hits and three RBI to lift the Mercer baseball team to a 13-5 win over Florida A&M on Wednesday afternoon at Claude Smith Field.
Mercer (16-7) scored 13 runs on Florida A&M for the second-straight day and has now scored 10 or more runs in a game nine times this season.
With the score 2-1 Mercer in the third inning, the Bears exploded for four runs in the bottom half of the frame. Workman launched a three-run home run to highlight the surge that put the Orange and Black ahead, 6-1.
After the Rattlers pushed three runs across in the top of the fourth of once again make a game of it, the Bears rallied for three runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame to re-establish control of the contest. A three-run long ball by Moorhouse, his second career home run, put Mercer ahead to stay with a score of 9-4.
Freshman Dimitri Kourtis collected his team leading fourth win of the season after coming into the game and throwing 2.1 innings of shutout relief.
Mercer is back on the road again this weekend when it travels up to Nashville for a three-game Atlantic Sun Conference series with Lipscomb. Game one of the three-game set is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday night at Ken Dugan Stadium.