Sweum has big day but Merchants fall 7-5
August 8, 2021 – Lincoln, CA: Despite trailing 7-1 through five innings to the MGF Utah Marshalls, the Merchants made a game out of it of it but their comeback came up short with a 7-5 loss. Everett had the game tying run at second base in the 9th inning but couldn’t tie it up. Neither team committed an error and the Merchants outhit the Marshalls 9-7.
Cleanup hitter, Jaxsen Sweum once again was the offensive star collecting three hits including a double and a 3-run homer run. Through two games, Sweum has six hits in seven at bats with a walk and a hit by pitch.
Teddy Bishop had a pair of hits and an RBI. Ethan Rhodes added a double in his Merchant debut. Max Nealon, Jordan Justice and Riley Quinton the other hits.
The Merchants are now 1-1 in Pool Play and will face the Alaska Goldpanners on Monday morning.
If we defeat the Goldpanners we will play in the nightcap game.