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Baseball team practicing amid field construction

Baseball team practicing amid field construction

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
October 15, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Campus, Sports

  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... Read more »

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

Hayes Rule, Justin Baxley
June 9, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Breaking, Showcase, Sports

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... Read more »

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Video

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... Read more »

Mental recovery of athletes

Mental recovery of athletes

Tiffani Alexander, Contributing Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

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... Read more »

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

“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... Read more »

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
Filed under Baseball, Podcast, Showcase, Sports

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... Read more »

Inside the Den: A Just Ruling

Inside the Den: A Just Ruling

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
March 27, 2016
Filed under Golf, Podcast, Sports

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.... Read more »

Baseball: America’s Past Time

Baseball: America’s Past Time

October 15, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Opinions

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... Read more »

Baseball Review 2014-2015: Bears lose power

Baseball Review 2014-2015: Bears lose power

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
August 14, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Mercer Bears baseball team punched a ticket to the NCAA baseball tournament for the third time in six seasons as they won both the Southern Conference regular season and postseason title. They finished the regular season with a record of 35-21 and 16-7 record in the conference, marking... Read more »

Mercer University baseball player arrested

January 18, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Breaking, City, Crime, News, Sports

Mercer baseball player Nate Moorhouse was arrested and charged with second degree burglary after reportedly kicking in a door at Envy Nightclub early Friday morning, according to a news release. As of Saturday, he has been released from jail. A witness called police around 12:40 a.m. Friday saying... Read more »

7th annual Weaver's Weekend to take place this Saturday

Caitlin Glasscock
August 22, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Weaver’s Weekend is an annual fundraising event for the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, a foundation that supports the memory of Mike Weaver. Weaver, who died at the age of 20 in an altercation, is now remembered with a scholarship in his name. Weaver was passionate about music and baseball. The... Read more »

Marlins scratch 'Florida,' add 'Miami' for 2012

Marlins scratch 'Florida,' add 'Miami' for 2012

Samir Moussawel
November 16, 2011
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

19 years of baseball, 19 years of proud traditions and 19 years of excellence are just a few ways the Marlins organization can be described. Once known as the Florida Marlins, the “Fightin’ Fish” have relocated to the former site of the beloved Orange Bowl in downtown Miami and shaved off the “Flo... Read more »

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