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Mercer alum breaks baseball record

Mercer alum breaks baseball record

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

With the crack of a bat in Seattle on Sunday, a Mercer Bear made history.

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

This year, the Macon Bacon baseball team recruited Mercer junior Josh Farmer to pitch. The only Mercer baseball player recruited for the team, he appeared in 10 games with 22 strikeouts.

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

While the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the course of the season, a playoff berth is far from guaranteed. To understand why the Braves should be cautiously optimistic, the weights of the team’s strengths and weaknesses have to be assessed.

Baseball’s big names fulfill expectations in opening series win

Baseball’s big names fulfill expectations in opening series win

Mitch Robinson

February 28, 2019

What better way to follow up Valentine’s Day than with the return of college baseball?  Feb. 15 saw the Mercer Bears baseball team return to action, hosting the Purple Aces of Evansville. The two schools played a three-game series at OrthoGeorgia Park, with the Bears taking the first two of th...

Baseball team practicing amid field construction

Baseball team practicing amid field construction

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

October 15, 2016

  Mercer’s baseball field features all the standard scenery of a baseball park: grass, dirt, plates and some odd additions like a backhoe. Mercer’s OrthoGeorgia Park is currently under construction, which means that the players are forced to practice on a field that is in the process of being...

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

Hayes Rule, Justin Baxley

June 9, 2016

In a matter of four years, Kyle Lewis went from running up-and-down a basketball court to being an 11th overall pick in the MLB draft. After three seasons at Mercer, Lewis was drafted by the Seattle Mariners Thursday, becoming the highest-drafted baseball player in program history. The selection...

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

April 28, 2016

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...

Mental recovery of athletes

Mental recovery of athletes

Tiffani Alexander, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

For many college athletes, getting injured can damage their career and personal identity. Not only does an injury greatly affect their ability to play a sport they love, but it also can be vastly damaging to their mental well-being. The methods of coping are solely dependent on the individual. For some athletes, me...

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

“Turn the music back on!” Kayla Potts yelled loudly on the UC gym floor at 10 p.m. Monday night. Kahlia Lawrence and Sydni Means chided her out of embarrassment. Twenty seconds later and the music resumed in the fairly crowded gym. “If you yell loud enough, they will respond,” Potts...

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

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...

Inside the Den: A Just Ruling

Inside the Den: A Just Ruling

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

March 27, 2016

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule are back in this week with another Inside the Den podcast.  On this week's show, Justin sits down with a very special guest to talk about Mercer Golf. The guys also talk about all the spring sports teams in action. You will not want to miss this special episode....

Baseball: America’s Past Time

Baseball: America’s Past Time

October 15, 2015

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...

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