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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.

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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.’”

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Baseball Review 2014-2015: Bears lose power

Baseball Review 2014-2015: Bears lose power

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

The Mercer Bears baseball team punched a ticket to the NCAA baseball tournament for the third time in six sea- sons 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 t...

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...

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
August 14, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Sports

1. Kirsten Stevens no-hitter It reads like a Hollywood script. Coming off a rough outing against University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the first game, Stevens mowed down Furman batters in the second to the tune of 11 strikeouts. It was the first no-hitter in Southern Conference tournament...

Player of the Week: Kyle Lewis

April 21, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Mercer Baseball’s Kyle Lewis was named SoCon Player of the Month for March, as announced by the league office this past week. The sophomore batter leads the SoCon in both home runs (10) and total bases (92) this season and also ranks among the conference leaders in hits (50), doubles (12), batting...

Spring Sports Recap: April 2- April 12

April 21, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports

Baseball In their third weekend of conference play, the Bears continued to shine, taking the series against The Citadel 2-1. The Bears struggled in the first game of the series, losing to the Bulldogs 4-0. Eric Nyquist, senior pitcher for the Bears, received the loss, making him 4-2 on the season. Of...

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