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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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:... Read more »

On the Porch

On the Porch

Zach Wells
April 13, 2011
Filed under Columns, Sports

If polo is the sport of kings, then slow pitch softball is the sport of beer-bellied plumbers who love Miller Highlife and wife beaters and who, ironically, quite possibly touch their wives up on occasion. There is a common perception that anyone can play slow pitch softball. As one of my friends w... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Player Spotlight: Lilli Luke

Player Spotlight: Lilli Luke

Ashley Mann
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

  A native of Arabi, Ga., junior Lilli Luke helped the Lady Bears softball team claw their way to victory, starting in 32 out of 40 games from her position at third base last season. Luke received many awards during her high school career before she made the transition to Mercer. Luke sat down with the Cluster during her busy softball pre-s... Read more »

Softball hopes to rebound in 2011

Softball hopes to rebound in 2011

Garret McDowell
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

  Despite accumulating a school-best 40-win season just two years ago and playing in the Atlantic Sun championship series in 2009, the Mercer Bears softball team simply did not live up to expectations last year. A dismal 25-30 record was not the great follow-up expected in Coach Mike Raynor’s fourth season.... Read more »