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Softball losing skid extends to 9, honors senior class

Softball losing skid extends to 9, honors senior class

Samir Moussawel

April 25, 2012

Coming off a stretch that saw the Bears win 13 of 16 between March 14 and April 7, the Bears’ season has unraveled in the wrong direction as they have lost both ace pitcher Jessica Holsinger and nine games in a row. All nine contests were in conference as well. The Bears slid from the top-seeded 4...

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel

April 25, 2012

Since the ripe age of two, I have been taught the mechanics and commitment of many sports. Whether it was baseball, swimming, water polo, track, football or basketball, I never stayed with it. I failed myself time and time again. It wasn’t for a lack of talent or effort, but rather a fear of devotion. Playing...

Bears protect home field, road struggles remain

Bears protect home field, road struggles remain

Samir Moussawel

April 25, 2012

As the 2012 baseball season dwindles to it’s final stretch, Mercer continuously shows strength at home and lackluster performances on the road. The Bears split matches on the road in their mid-week tilts with in-state rivals Georgia Tech and Georgia State. Mercer then came home and nearly swept a ...

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

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...

Behind the jersey

Behind the jersey

Samir Moussawel

April 11, 2012

Even though the 2012 season has just begun and the taste of the dirt is just now sinking in, so much has been unfolded in just a few games. After the incredible finish to the 2011 year, a swirl of offseason acquisitions were made. Many teams are taking a much different shape and approach to their play...

Baseball goes 3-3 against Florida conference foes

Baseball goes 3-3 against Florida conference foes

Samir Moussawel

April 11, 2012

After such a hot start to the season, the Bears baseball team hit a few rough patches in the month of March. Coach Craig Gibson and the players hope April will come with a little more success. Entering the meat of their conference play and staring down a 1-5 start, the Bears looked to compete at a h...

Behind the Jersey

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel

March 28, 2012

With the grueling 162-game season and the agonizingly long MLB postseason, four lucky teams will play yet another game in pursuit of a championship title. Put into effect as of this upcoming 2012 season, one wildcard team will be added to each league with a one-game playoff pending their participation in the...

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

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-...

Baseball struggles in conference play

Baseball struggles in conference play

Samir Moussawel

March 28, 2012

After a historic 10-1 start to the 2012 season, the Mercer baseball team has begun to show signs of inconsistency in all aspects of the game. Fresh off their drubbing of Georgia State, the Bears would lose two of three against the disappointing KSU Owls, easily handle the Rattlers of Florida A&M...

Holsinger, Woody helping softball close gap to .500

Holsinger, Woody helping softball close gap to .500

Samir Moussawel

March 14, 2012

After winning five of six games to round out the month of February, softball played .500 ball with a 4-4 record in their following eight games. Mercer began the month with four games at the University of Georgia tournament. Their contest scheduled against Cleveland State was cancelled due to rain. M...

Softball sweeps Scramble, recovering from slow start

Samir Moussawel

March 14, 2012

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...

Behind the Jersey

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel

March 14, 2012

In a season that had Chris Paul teaming up with Blake Griffin in L.A., Dwight Howard, Deron Williams and Rajon Rondo on the cusp of being traded, Ricky Rubio finally coming to the NBA and LINsanity, this shortened NBA season has still been a complete disappointment. Right when things look to heat ...

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