The Mercer Bears baseball team trailed early on Sunday afternoon against Bradley, and could not complete the comeback as they dropped their first home game of the season losing 8-6 to the Braves.

The Braves jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first two frames, and the Bears came within a run after a 3 run second inning. But Bradley scored 4 more runs in the third and the lead was too much to overcome.

Charlie Madden went 4-5, belted two homers, and hit two doubles in the loss. The Bears still take the weekend series from Bradley and are now 13-4 on the season.

They will hit the road and travel to Athens on Tuesday to take on the Georgia Bulldogs.