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Baseball takes down Tech again

Baseball takes down Tech again

alockwood

April 27, 2011

  It took them a while to break .500 in conference play, but Mercer’s baseball team seems to have broken through against A-Sun opponents after a three-game series sweep against Lipscomb this past weekend. Despite the big wins and their overall record that approaches nearly 30 wins on the season, the Bea...

club sports Spotlight: Equestrian

(photo courtesy of Mercer Equestrian) Veteran rider Kathleen Quinlan shows at a competition last semester at SCAD.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

  It’s not exactly the Kentucky Derby, but for those who love horses, it’s a blast. Mercer’s Equestrian Club (MEC) and Team provides an outlet for those interested in riding, regardless of experience, as well as a competitive outlet as the Mercer Equestrian Hunt Seat Team competes in the Intercollegia...

Men's golf finishes 4th in A-Sun thriller

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Head coach Andrew Tredway believes Josh Cone has a good shot of extending his year by receiving a bid into the NCAA tournament.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

  Mercer’s men’s golf team recorded the lowest round of the Atlantic Sun tournament during Wednesday’s final round at the Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton, Ga., as they shot a combined 277 to move up the standings to finish fourth. Kennesaw State would capture their first conference tournam...

Softball stays above .500 going into final week

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Sarah Stukes has provided some timely hitting as the Bears go into the final week of the softball season.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

As head coach Mike Raynor’s team heads into the final week of the season, they sit in seventh in the current Atlantic Sun standings with a high probability of grabbing the sixth seed going into the season ending championship tournament. With an above .500 record of 26-22 (8-10 A-Sun), one can only...

SECCC Championships rolls through Macon

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Cycling's Andrew Lockwood hits the pavement (far left) in a pileup early in the Men's B category race.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

  With the highest turnout in Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference history, Mercer Cycling successfully hosted the final race of the spring road season with a time trial, criterium and road race over the course of Saturday and Sunday. With nearly 155 riders and 23 schools in tow, Saturday morning’s time trial was delayed by a...

The Third Half

(photo courtesy of connectin.com) Don't cry for me Brett Favre, this is only my semi-retirement.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

I’m calling it quits, at least for the time being. It’s been a fun four years here on the staff, but it’s my time to go. The ownership wouldn’t pay me a big bonus and with all of this speculation floating around me concerning performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), it’s time for me to move on. I sw...

Women's golf takes 6th at A-Sun

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Mary Alice Murphy capped her stellar freshman year with a tie for 17th at the A-Sun tournament.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

The first round of the Atlantic Sun Championship this year went according to plan as the Mercer women’s golf team blistered the field with an opening-day 300, a team record. Kimberly Graff’s 70 put her in the tournament lead, but after a difficult second and third rounds the team would stagger to a 6th-place fini...

Mercer Cycling team to host regional cycling championship

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff)  Mercer Cycling aims to finish high atop the standings during this coming weekend’s Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Championship to be held in Macon. Saturday afternoon, the criterium event will be held around Tattnall Square Park with racing starting at 12 p.m. The championship will be the final collegiate race for Andrew Lockwood (second from left) and Elizabeth Lee (far right) while youngsters Kevin Roberts (far left) and Gabe Denes (second from right) will vie top finishes to build on for next season.

alockwood

April 13, 2011

  Growth comes slowly. The Mercer Cycling team will be the first to tell you that. The upcoming weekend, the culmination of their hard work and training efforts will come to a head in Macon as they host this year’s edition of the 2011 Southeastern Collegiate Cycling (SECCC) Championship. The ...

Lacrosse drops home finale to Air Force, struggles against Presbyterian

(photo courtesy of Mercer Marketing) Air Force proved to be too strong of a test for Mercer in their final home game of the inaugural 2011 season. A big second-quarter push put the Falcons up at halftime 6-2.

alockwood

April 13, 2011

With only one contest remaining in the 2011 season, the sun is setting on the lacrosse team as they search for their second win of the season. Recent losses to Air Force and Presbyterian have shown improvement, though, for a young team in need of experience. In their final home game of the season, the Be...

Men's golf finishes 9th at Irish Creek

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Thomas Holmes lines up a putt as he would record a +2 on the final day of the tournament to move up five spots for a tie of 52nd place. Holmes and Bears travel next to Chateau Elan for the 2011 Atlantic Sun Championship.

alockwood

April 13, 2011

The last round of the Irish Creek Collegiate was Mercer’s best of the three-day tournament en route to tying for ninth with North Carolina this past weekend. Totaling a 290 on the final day of play, led by freshman Hans Reimers’ 71, the Bears moved up ever so slightly in the final standings in a...

The Third Half

(photo courtesy of VeloNews.com) Despite how cool Bahati looks on his bike, the difference between how I view him and how a non-cycling fan views him simply boils down to perspective.

alockwood

April 13, 2011

  Perspective is everything. I realized this after meeting one of my favorite athletes last weekend at a national cycling race in Anniston, Ala. You’ve probably not heard of him, but Rahsaan Bahati is one of the best Criterium cycling champions in the United States today. His organization,...

Baseball collects big win over Georgia Tech, drops three against Jacksonville

(photo courtesy of Mercer Bears.com ) Freshman second baseman DJ Johnson broke out of a recent slump, fueling Mercer’s powerful offense with a 4-for-5 effort in a 16-5 rout of Campbell in the opening game of the series in Buies Creek. The Bears now hold a 22-13 record with one month left in play.

alockwood

April 13, 2011

The Bears are still within the thick of the conference standings in 7th at 8-9, boasting the 4th best overall record of 22-13, but if MU hopes to repeat its title run in 2011 they’ll have to gain ground in the conferences standings this month as they travel to UNF, USC Upstate and Kennesaw State...

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