The Citadel baseball team clinched a series win against the Mercer Bears with back-to-back victories, ending their regular season on a high note. The Bulldogs secured a 6-5 win in the first game, followed by an 8-3 triumph in the second, marking a significant accomplishment as they move towards the Southern Conference Baseball Championship.

By the Numbers
  • Game One Score: The Citadel 6, Mercer 5
  • Game Two Score: The Citadel 8, Mercer 3
  • The Citadel recorded a total of 14 runs on 16 hits across both games.
  • Travis Lott hit a three-run home run in Game Two, increasing his season total to five.
Yes, But

While the Bulldogs ended the regular season with momentum, their overall record remains below .500 (21-31), and they have struggled in the Southern Conference with a 3-18 record, highlighting the challenges they'll face in the upcoming championship.

State of Play
  • Will Holmes contributed significantly with a win in Game One, throwing 2.0 innings with four strikeouts.
  • George Derrick Floyd showcased strong pitching in Game Two, securing the win with 3.0 innings and three strikeouts without allowing any earned runs.
What's Next

The Citadel will proceed to the Southern Conference Baseball Championship in Greenville, SC, to face off against the Wofford Terriers on May 22, a critical match that could define their postseason trajectory.

Bottom Line

The Citadel's series victory over Mercer boosts their confidence as they head into the Southern Conference championship, yet their season's struggles suggest they have a challenging path ahead.