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Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Video

The walkup music hits. Kyle Lewis steps into the batter's box as he readies himself for the first pitch. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning against ETSU. The game is tied 9-9. Lewis makes contact with ball. It soars through the air and over the wall. The Bears win in walk off fashion. The 6-foo...

Inside the Den: Mercer baseball and HC Craig Gibson

Inside the Den: Mercer baseball and HC Craig Gibson

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

April 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Podcast, Showcase, Sports

https://soundcloud.com/the-cluster-sports/inside-the-den-mercer-baseball-and-hc-craig-gibson   Hayes and Justin interview Mercer baseball coach Craig Gibson on this week's episode of Inside the Den. The guys talk about the team's performance so far and then discuss the rest of the season, Kyle Lewis' draft...

Baseball: America’s Past Time

Baseball: America’s Past Time

October 15, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Opinions

Apple pie. The Star Spangled Banner. Baseball. Few other ideals define the American spirit better than those three traditions. Shoot, intermingle all three and you might as well call yourself a true American hero. But one of those American favorites has recently witnessed a dip in popularity. Can you...

Baseball Review 2014-2015: Bears lose power

Baseball Review 2014-2015: Bears lose power

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

August 14, 2015


Filed under Baseball

The Mercer Bears baseball team punched a ticket to the NCAA baseball tournament for the third time in six sea- sons as they won both the Southern Conference regular season and postseason title. They finished the regular season with a record of 35- 21 and 16-7 record in t...

Baseball Review 2014-2015: Bears lose power

Baseball Review 2014-2015: Bears lose power

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

August 14, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Mercer Bears baseball team punched a ticket to the NCAA baseball tournament for the third time in six seasons as they won both the Southern Conference regular season and postseason title. They finished the regular season with a record of 35-21 and 16-7 record in the conference, marking...

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

August 14, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Sports

1. Kirsten Stevens no-hitter It reads like a Hollywood script. Coming off a rough outing against University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the first game, Stevens mowed down Furman batters in the second to the tune of 11 strikeouts. It was the first no-hitter in Southern Conference tournament...

Player of the Week: Kyle Lewis

April 21, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Mercer Baseball’s Kyle Lewis was named SoCon Player of the Month for March, as announced by the league office this past week. The sophomore batter leads the SoCon in both home runs (10) and total bases (92) this season and also ranks among the conference leaders in hits (50), doubles (12), batting...

Spring Sports Recap: April 2- April 12

April 21, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports

Baseball In their third weekend of conference play, the Bears continued to shine, taking the series against The Citadel 2-1. The Bears struggled in the first game of the series, losing to the Bulldogs 4-0. Eric Nyquist, senior pitcher for the Bears, received the loss, making him 4-2 on the season. Of...

The Life of an Atlanta Braves Fan

The Life of an Atlanta Braves Fan

April 15, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, Baseball, Sports

“Stairway to Heaven” and “Highway to Hell” – two iconic songs with two diverse destinations. The former, celestial steps that lead to a fulfilled promise. The latter, a gravel terrain that we unequivocally bypass if we can. In your life, you have free will to choose which path you take. Some...

Player of the Week: Eric Nyquist

March 19, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

As a right-handed pitcher for the Mercer Bears, Eric Nyquist has had a phenomenal breakout senior season thus far. Last week, Nyquist was named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week after recording a pair of victories on the mound. Nyquist is no stranger to this honor, which was bestowed on him as...

Suntrust Park Awaits

Suntrust Park Awaits

March 1, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, Baseball, Sports

2014 Season: 79–83 (T-2nd in National League East; no playoffs) Coming off their worst record since 2008 (72-90), the Braves went 7-18 in the final month of the season. The Atlanta Braves finished the 2014 season on a low note. Not only finishing under .500 and not making the playoffs, but what r...

A Fallen Halo: A Mortal Reminder

A Fallen Halo: A Mortal Reminder

March 1, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, Baseball, Opinions, Sports

We idolize them when we are younger, and place them on a pedestal as we age. We view them as some sort of demi-god, as if they were born from some celestial body. We wear their jerseys, desire their autographs, and teach our children about them through folklore. In more ways than one, we live vicariously...

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