The Mercer Bears won their 6th straight game Saturday afternoon and clinched the series against Samford as they beat the Bulldogs 9-6.

The Bears once again had a strong outing from their pitcher for the second straight game, this time coming from the lefty Austin Cox. The sophomore tossed 6 innings, struck out 9 and gave up only 1 run.

Mercer's Hunter Bening went 2-3 including a three run homer in the fifth inning. The Bears now improve to 27-6 and are now 7-1 in Southern Conference play.