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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

Mercer alum breaks baseball record

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

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

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

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

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

Baseball’s big names fulfill expectations in opening series win

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

What to look forward to from Mercer baseball

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

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

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

Mercer baseball looks set to have another successful season

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...

Trey Truitt eyes comeback after vision defect dampened last season

Trey Truitt eyes comeback after vision defect dampened last season

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

March 17, 2018

It’s the top of the eighth. The game is tied 7-7. One out. Runners on first and second. Full count. The conference championship is on the line. As Trey Truitt laid the bat on his shoulder, he stared at the pitcher thinking, “If the ball was coming to hit me, I had to turn and take it.” ...

Mercer baseball comes out on top after battle against Georgia Southern

Mercer baseball comes out on top after battle against Georgia Southern

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018

It has been a long time since Mercer baseball has bested Georgia Southern, three years to be in fact. However, after an up and down bout that had the Bears playing to the best of their abilities, they finished the game 11-8. Early on, the game didn’t look too promising for the Bears, but they were ...

Mercer’s Club Baseball team has plans to take off in their second year

Mercer’s Club Baseball team has plans to take off in their second year

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 4, 2018

“We just want to play...all the time,” said Mercer Club Baseball player Layton Sheets.   The team started last year after Sophomore Ryan Fields and some friends were looking to play baseball and realized that there was no club or intramural teams to do so. Today, they’re in the middle ...

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