Peach State Sports Blog

A look at the Southern Conference title game

Game time/place: 2 p.m./Charleston, South Carolina.

Broadcast: ESPN3.

Road to the title game: Mercer beat The Citadel (3-2), VMI (19-7), The Citadel (8-1); Samford beat Western Carolina (8-7), beat Wofford (4-3), lost to Wofford (12-8), beat Wofford (25-4).

Records: Mercer 34-21 (No. 1 seed); Samford (32-25, No. 2 seed).

Season series: Mercer won 2-1 (14-5, 8-5, 7-17).

Past titles: Mercer 0 (first season in conference); Samford 1 (2012).

On the mound (projected starters): Mercer -- Eric Nyquist (8-2, 3.59 ERA); Samford -- Alex Ledford (7-5, 4.56 ERA).

Players to watch: Mercer -- Danny Edgeworth (6-13, 5 RBI in tournament), Charlie Madden (6-11, 8 RBI), Kyle Lewis (3-11, 6 RBI), Trey Truitt (6-13); Samford -- Heath Quinn (6-17, 8 RBI), Austin Edens (7-16, 6 RBI), Hunter Swilling (4-19, 4 RBI).

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