Auburn beats Mercer 18-6

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Matt Hall, Joseph Sanders and Kevin Patterson homered in an 11-run fourth inning and Auburn beat Mercer 18-6 Tuesday night.

Mercer (22-30) got a two-run homer from Casey Stuart in the second inning and added three runs in the third to take a 6-1 lead before Auburn (28-25) launched an eight-hit attack in the fourth.

Sanders was 5-for-5 and had five RBIs and scored three runs for the Tigers.

Michael Hurst (3-4) earned the win with five innings of three-run relief. Justice French (1-4) took the loss.

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