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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, 2015


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, 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...

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

April 2, 2015


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, 2015


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...

Mercer Softball Team prepares for Southern Conference

January 29, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

With the start of a new semester now behind, spring sports are now coming out of hibernation and getting ready for their seasons to start. One such team, the softball team, hit the ground running with training and started practicing just as soon as they came back from the winter break. Its first game...

Softball teams gives back to the community

Caroline Carlton

September 25, 2014


Filed under News, Softball, Sports

Mercer Softball has made a mission to be seen and involved in the Macon community. In aim to do so, team members have devoted themselves to helping youth in the Macon community engage in athletics, especially softball. This fall, they reached out to a local middle school to help students with the fundamentals...

Softball streak ends, goes 5-3 in early conference play

Softball streak ends, goes 5-3 in early conference play

Samir Moussawel

April 11, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

Riding a seven-game win streak, Mercer Softball has erased a slow 0-6 start en route to a potential Atlantic Sun Tournament berth. Kicking off conference play on the road, the Bears hoped to continue their stellar play against the conference-leading S.C. Upstate. Splitting games with Upstate, Jacks...

DeFeo's bunch catches fire, streak reaches season-high 7

DeFeo's bunch catches fire, streak reaches season-high 7

Samir Moussawel

March 28, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

After losing the back end of a doubleheader split on the road against Georgia State, Mercer softball found themselves still one game looking up at .500. The Bears returned home for a brief stint as they hit a stretch of seven games in six days. Ga. Southern 2, Mercer 3 With a sixth-inning come-from-...

Softball sweeps Scramble, recovering from slow start

Samir Moussawel

March 14, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

After a sluggish 2-7 start to the season, the Mercer softball squad has turned things around as they won five of six games to round out the month of February. Those five wins included a four-game sweep at the Samford Softball Scramble in Alabama. Mercer 6, Samford 2 The Bears began the Scramble playing...

DeFeo, softball sit 2-7 in early spring

Samir Moussawel

February 22, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

New head coach James DeFeo and the Bears softball team officially hit the diamond for their first action of the 2012 season. Being tested on the road, the Mercer team visited KSU for the Kennesaw State Classic Tournament Tallahassee with the Florida State Tournament. Austin Peay 11, Mercer 9 As Head Coac...

Softball projected to finish 7th, Sarah Stukes honored

Softball projected to finish 7th, Sarah Stukes honored

Samir Moussawel

February 8, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

With the start of the 2012 softball regular season right around the corner, Mercer senior shortstop Sara Stukes picked up preseason All-Atlantic Sun honors as released by the conference office last Wednesday. “We are very proud of Sara and all of the accomplishments she has made both on and off the...

Softball goes 7-1 in fall, looks to build strength

Samir Moussawel

November 16, 2011


Filed under Softball, Sports

After losing superstar pitchers Jenni Holtz and Kari Chambers, speedster Anna Johnson and starting second baseman Amanda Santa Maria to graduation, things weren’t looking very bright for the Lady Bears softball squad. It also didn’t help when they got word of the sudden departure of Head Coach Mike...

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