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Mercer softball leaves no opportunity wasted

Mercer softball leaves no opportunity wasted

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

Mercer softball’s mentality can best be described by three words found on the back of their shirts. “No opportunity wasted.” The team wasted nothing during their Fall season. The Bears played ten games and managed to win every single one of them. The team’s pitching staff only allow...

Swinging away at the books

Swinging away at the books

Taylor Dowse, Contributing Writer
April 14
Filed under Softball, Sports

Swing. Batter, batter swing. Senior Kaytlin Haney’s passion is softball, but before she hits the ball, she must first hit the books. She has. Haney plans to graduate in December with both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in engineering. But it hasn’t been easy. “My biggest strugg...

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
April 1
Filed under Golf, Lacrosse, Podcast, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Volleyball

https://soundcloud.com/the-cluster-sports/inside-the-den-softballs-kaytlin-haney What's it like moving from Texas to Macon, Georgia? Justin and Hayes are joined by softball's Kaytlin Haney on this week's episode of Inside the Den. The hosts talk to the senior about her career at Mercer as well as...

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
February 11
Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

After his very last basketball game, a high school-aged Thomas Norton couldn’t bring himself to walk away at first. He sat in a corner of the locker room alone, holding onto his things and not yet ready to leave. He hesitated even when his father came to retrieve him. Years later, he’s ...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of the team’s races -- but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the Woodstock, Georgia, native. ...

Women’s Softball Determined to Transfer Pre-Season Success into Spring Season

Women’s Softball Determined to Transfer Pre-Season Success into Spring Season

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Women’s softball team went undefeated in the 2015 pre-season. Headed into spring, the ladies hope to continue their dominance. Head coach James DeFeo, who is in his fifth year as the softball head coach, credits the team’s preseason success to their unrelenting preparation. He said that wh...

Softball Review: Lady Bears in 2014-2015

Softball Review: Lady Bears in 2014-2015

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
August 14
Filed under Softball

2015 was a good year for the Lady Bears on the softball field. They finished up the year with a loss in the Southern Conference final but tallied 37 wins to only 22 losses while going 10-7 in confer- ence play. This was the third best winning percentage in program history, and ...

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
August 14
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...

Freshman golfer wins championship: Incoming freshman Mary Janiga posts 2-under at the Optimist Junior Championship

Freshman golfer wins championship: Incoming freshman Mary Janiga posts 2-under at the Optimist Junior Championship

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
August 14
Filed under Softball

Incoming freshman Mary Janiga strode to the tee box for the final round of the Optimist Junior Championship at the PGA Nation- al Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida on the prowl. She hadn’t won on the junior circuit — she placed second in January’s IMG Junior Honda Classic and...

Spring Sports Recap: April 2- April 12

April 21
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...

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

April 2
Filed under Basketball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports

Baseball After a rough start to the season, the Mercer baseball team seems to be back on track after beating the University of Georgia in two midweek games and sweeping the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in the first conference series of the year. In their first meeting with the UGA Bulldogs, the...

Player of the Week: Natalie Shiver

February 27
Filed under Softball, Sports

Natalie Shiver, a junior catcher on Mercer’s Softball Team, was named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, Feb. 18. In order to be selected for this award, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3. Shiver was thrilled to be given an award based...

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