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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...

Softball dominating competition, ready for A-Sun play

Softball dominating competition, ready for A-Sun play

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Softball, Sports

It appears as if 2011 will bring about a more promising result in the A-Sun tournament, as the softball team currently stands at 16-8 after four tournaments worth of play and a busy time on the road.  The Bears took three of five games at the Kennesaw State tournament and split games in the rain-shortened G...

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