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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...

Softball appoints James DeFeo as head coach

Softball appoints James DeFeo as head coach

Samir Moussawel
September 21, 2011
Filed under Softball, Sports

After head coach of five seasons, Mike Raynor, stepped down due to personal reasons over the summer, the Mercer softball team has appointed former associate head coach from LSU, James DeFeo, as the sixth head coach in the program’s history. “We had some outstanding applicants for our position, which says a...

Softball stays above .500 going into final week

Softball stays above .500 going into final week

alockwood
April 27, 2011
Filed under Softball, Sports

As head coach Mike Raynor’s team heads into the final week of the season, they sit in seventh in the current Atlantic Sun standings with a high probability of grabbing the sixth seed going into the season ending championship tournament. With an above .500 record of 26-22 (8-10 A-Sun), one can only...

Softball splits with FGCU, Auburn, sweeps rival Stetson in recent Atlantic Sun play

Softball splits with FGCU, Auburn, sweeps rival Stetson in recent Atlantic Sun play

Garret McDowell
April 13, 2011
Filed under Softball, Sports

  The Mercer Bears softball team entered April on a sour note, having lost five of six, but they have turned it around, going 4-4 this month already with games still ahead against ACC and Atlantic Sun foes. They currently have a three-game losing streak as of April 12. Mercer Bears Softball:...

Softball slumps in A-Sun play

Softball slumps in A-Sun play

Garret McDowell
March 30, 2011
Filed under Softball, Sports

  After the cancellation of the doubleheader with Florida A&M, the Mercer Bears went on an Atlantic Sun road trip to take on conference rivals Campbell, Jacksonville, and North Florida to start A-Sun play. The start of the A-Sun slate has not gone quite as well as the Bears and their se...

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