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The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

Micah Johnston, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

MLB is doing a fantastic job of trying to fill the void for baseball-starved fans like us. Here’s a list of everything you can watch and do to try and sate that craving for the beautiful game during your time at home.

Baseball team holds an 8-0 record to start the season

Trevor Austin (#34) hits a line drive into the outfield against Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

Mercer’s baseball team led their opening weekend with an undefeated season so far. The team played Maryland-Eastern Shore, beating them in their first game 13-4. 

Trash cans, stolen signs and redistributed trophies: What the Astros scandal could mean for Major League Baseball

Trash cans, stolen signs and redistributed trophies: What the Astros scandal could mean for Major League Baseball

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

What should change, and how? The scandal is likely to break certain parts of baseball, and there should be an order behind the chaos that could ensue, particularly concerning two major fallouts that could mold the game for years to come.

Washington Nationals obtain elusive World Series title

Washington Nationals obtain elusive World Series title

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

The Washington Nationals won their first World Series title in franchise history Wednesday, defeating the Houston Astros in a thrilling Game Seven matchup by a score of 6-2.

Mercer alum breaks baseball record

Kyle Lewis plays for the Mercer baseball team in 2016. Archived photo by Thais Ackerman

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

With the crack of a bat in Seattle on Sunday, a Mercer Bear made history.

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

Mercer University's own Josh Farmer takes the mound representing the Macon Bacon against Gastonia Grizzlies.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

This year, the Macon Bacon baseball team recruited Mercer junior Josh Farmer to pitch. The only Mercer baseball player recruited for the team, he appeared in 10 games with 22 strikeouts.

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

While the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the course of the season, a playoff berth is far from guaranteed. To understand why the Braves should be cautiously optimistic, the weights of the team’s strengths and weaknesses have to be assessed.

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

RJ Yeager (#3) throws the ball back into the infield in a game against Evansville.

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 11, 2019

Show up to any baseball field where there’s a game going on, regardless of the level, and chances are you’ll find one of the best athletes on the field playing shortstop. Some of the most famous baseball players of all time were shortstops— Derek Jeter, Ozzie Smith, Carlos Correa, Cal Ripken Jr.--...

Baseball’s big names fulfill expectations in opening series win

Senior pitcher Kevin Coulter (27) celebrates after recording the save in Mercer's victory over Evansville on Friday night.

Mitch Robinson

February 28, 2019

What better way to follow up Valentine’s Day than with the return of college baseball?  Feb. 15 saw the Mercer Bears baseball team return to action, hosting the Purple Aces of Evansville. The two schools played a three-game series at OrthoGeorgia Park, with the Bears taking the first two of th...

What to look forward to from Mercer baseball

Mercer University's 2018 baseball recruiting class is listed as one of the top recruiting classes in the nation. Photo by Yusef Tus.

Kyle Mullins

November 4, 2018

Mercer’s baseball team has regularly been one of the most consistently productive teams on Mercer campus, a fact which has helped the program grow in recent years. In the last eight seasons, last year’s was the only time they had a losing record in the conference even though their overall record...

Georgia Tech comes to Orthogeorgia Park looking to settle to the score with Mercer

Alex Hanson swinging at the plate.

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

April 11, 2018

Georgia Tech came to Macon looking for revenge for their loss when the two teams met up earlier this season in Atlanta. The Bears took the win 6-2 against the Yellow Jackets, an upset to be sure. It was the first time Mercer had come out on top against Georgia Tech since 2014. This time however,...

Mercer baseball looks set to have another successful season

Pitcher Christian Vann winds up for a pitch against Georgia Southern.

Rachel McBride, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2018

The Mercer baseball team has had a successful season so far with an overall record of 19-6 as of Mar. 26. Although the team hasn’t played any conference games yet, Head Coach Craig Gibson said that they still stand out in the Southern Conference. “Right now, we have the best record in the c...

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