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Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Player Spotlight, Sports, Spotlight

Show up to any baseball field where there’s a game going on, regardless of the level, and chances are you’ll find one of the best athletes on the field playing shortstop. Some of the most famous baseball players of all time were shortstops— Derek Jeter, Ozzie Smith, Carlos Correa, Cal Ripken Jr.--...

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


Filed under Baseball, Sports

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...

What to look forward to from Mercer baseball

What to look forward to from Mercer baseball

Kyle Mullins

November 4, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Mercer’s baseball team has regularly been one of the most consistently productive teams on Mercer campus, a fact which has helped the program grow in recent years. In the last eight seasons, last year’s was the only time they had a losing record in the conference even though their overall record...

Georgia Tech comes to Orthogeorgia Park looking to settle to the score with Mercer

Georgia Tech comes to Orthogeorgia Park looking to settle to the score with Mercer

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Georgia Tech came to Macon looking for revenge for their loss when the two teams met up earlier this season in Atlanta. The Bears took the win 6-2 against the Yellow Jackets, an upset to be sure. It was the first time Mercer had come out on top against Georgia Tech since 2014. This time however,...

Mercer baseball looks set to have another successful season

Mercer baseball looks set to have another successful season

Rachel McBride, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Mercer baseball team has had a successful season so far with an overall record of 19-6 as of Mar. 26. Although the team hasn’t played any conference games yet, Head Coach Craig Gibson said that they still stand out in the Southern Conference. “Right now, we have the best record in the c...

Trey Truitt eyes comeback after vision defect dampened last season

Trey Truitt eyes comeback after vision defect dampened last season

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

March 17, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

It’s the top of the eighth. The game is tied 7-7. One out. Runners on first and second. Full count. The conference championship is on the line. As Trey Truitt laid the bat on his shoulder, he stared at the pitcher thinking, “If the ball was coming to hit me, I had to turn and take it.” ...

Mercer baseball comes out on top after battle against Georgia Southern

Mercer baseball comes out on top after battle against Georgia Southern

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

It has been a long time since Mercer baseball has bested Georgia Southern, three years to be in fact. However, after an up and down bout that had the Bears playing to the best of their abilities, they finished the game 11-8. Early on, the game didn’t look too promising for the Bears, but they were ...

Mercer’s Club Baseball team has plans to take off in their second year

Mercer’s Club Baseball team has plans to take off in their second year

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

“We just want to play...all the time,” said Mercer Club Baseball player Layton Sheets.   The team started last year after Sophomore Ryan Fields and some friends were looking to play baseball and realized that there was no club or intramural teams to do so. Today, they’re in the middle ...

Mercer community mourns passing of former head baseball coach of 26 years

Mercer community mourns passing of former head baseball coach of 26 years

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

August 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

“He put our program in position to have the success we have today. He’s a mentor and a friend, as well as a role model for young people. You can’t say enough about Barry,” head coach Craig Gibson said.

Trey Truitt returns to the plate

Trey Truitt returns to the plate

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

“When you walk in and you step into that batter’s box, you have to come in with an approach that ‘I’m better than you,’” Truitt said. “‘You’re not going to beat me.’”

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...

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...

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