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Former Mercer outfielder Kyle Lewis is dominating Major League Baseball

Former Mercer outfielder Kyle Lewis is dominating Major League Baseball

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

September 12, 2020

Lewis, a former Mercer outfielder now playing for the MLB’s Seattle Mariners, is batting an incredible .347 over the first half of the season with an accompanying On Base Percentage of .437, both of which lead the American League according to Baseball Reference.

Starting pitching woes, explosive offense highlight Braves’ first half

Starting pitching woes, explosive offense highlight Braves’ first half

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

September 11, 2020

As the Atlanta Braves progress past the halfway point of the current MLB season, the postseason playing field looks as interesting as ever. However, the Braves have some adjustments to make.

Two huge new ways coronavirus has changed MLB’s season

Archived graphic by Marianna Bacallao

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

As the renewed MLB season continues to progress, it is becoming clear that this season will be wildly different from any we’ve seen before.

Working for a baseball league in a pandemic 

Photo provided by Jen Jones

Jen Jones, Layout Editor

August 24, 2020

Being a CPL intern is work, but at the end of the day one of the best experiences a journalism student can have in the sports world.

The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

Micah Johnston, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

MLB is doing a fantastic job of trying to fill the void for baseball-starved fans like us. Here’s a list of everything you can watch and do to try and sate that craving for the beautiful game during your time at home.

Baseball team holds an 8-0 record to start the season

Trevor Austin (#34) hits a line drive into the outfield against Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

Mercer’s baseball team led their opening weekend with an undefeated season so far. The team played Maryland-Eastern Shore, beating them in their first game 13-4. 

Trash cans, stolen signs and redistributed trophies: What the Astros scandal could mean for Major League Baseball

Trash cans, stolen signs and redistributed trophies: What the Astros scandal could mean for Major League Baseball

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

What should change, and how? The scandal is likely to break certain parts of baseball, and there should be an order behind the chaos that could ensue, particularly concerning two major fallouts that could mold the game for years to come.

Washington Nationals obtain elusive World Series title

Washington Nationals obtain elusive World Series title

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

The Washington Nationals won their first World Series title in franchise history Wednesday, defeating the Houston Astros in a thrilling Game Seven matchup by a score of 6-2.

Mercer alum breaks baseball record

Kyle Lewis plays for the Mercer baseball team in 2016. Archived photo by Thais Ackerman

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

With the crack of a bat in Seattle on Sunday, a Mercer Bear made history.

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

Mercer University's own Josh Farmer takes the mound representing the Macon Bacon against Gastonia Grizzlies.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

This year, the Macon Bacon baseball team recruited Mercer junior Josh Farmer to pitch. The only Mercer baseball player recruited for the team, he appeared in 10 games with 22 strikeouts.

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

While the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the course of the season, a playoff berth is far from guaranteed. To understand why the Braves should be cautiously optimistic, the weights of the team’s strengths and weaknesses have to be assessed.

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

RJ Yeager (#3) throws the ball back into the infield in a game against Evansville.

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 11, 2019

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.--...

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