Three out of four ain’t bad, Bearcats.
The Cincinnati Bearcats baseball team had an awfully productive weekend trip to Memphis.
The Bearcats took three out of four from the hometown Tigers, sweeping a Friday doubleheader, dropping the Saturday contest, and finishing the weekend in style with a Sunday matinee win.
The Bearcats come out of the weekend in much sturdier shape in the American—they boast a 16-17 overall mark and a 5-7 record in the league (good for middle of the pack).
Cincinnati began the weekend the right way—posting 10 and 11 runs respectively in blowout wins over the Memphis Tigers. Homeruns by freshman outfielder Cole Harting and senior third baseman Griffin Merritt guided the Bearcats in the series opener, a 10-6 decision. These blasts got Cincinnati off on the right foot this weekend—one which included 7 Cincinnati homers.
On Saturday, Cincinnati blew a 3-0 lead and fell 7-5. Jade Mercer led the way for Cincinnati, belting out 3 hits and scoring a run.
On Sunday, a robust Bearcats offense banged out eight runs and 9 hits to support an excellent start from junior righty Jalen Wade. Wade surrendered just 2 runs over 6 innings for the win.
Second baseman Jade Mercer drove in the game-winning run for Cincinnati on Sunday, finishing off an impressive weekend in which he hit .556.
The Bearcats head home this weekend for a four-game set with Wichita State. Check back with Down the Drive for full coverage of these contests.