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Bears softball splits their double header against conference rival UNCG

Bears softball splits their double header against conference rival UNCG

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Over the weekend, Bears softball split their double header against UNCG, a team that is sure to cause problems for the Bears in the Southern Conference tournament. The Bears currently hold a 26-12 overall record for the season, while the Spartans are 30-8 overall. The two teams are currently tied...

Transfer pitcher Lauren O’Dell settles into her position at Mercer

Transfer pitcher Lauren O’Dell settles into her position at Mercer

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

It is not uncommon for student athletes to transfer schools after one or two years, especially when that time is spent at a junior college where you graduate after two years anyway. What makes Lauren O’Dell’s case interesting is that she decided to transfer schools in the middle of her sophomore ...

Pitching leads the way in softball’s undefeated fall season

Pitching leads the way in softball’s undefeated fall season

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

During its seven-game undefeated fall season, Mercer softball allowed only two runs per game. The success on the mound is simply a continuation of the strength the pitching staff displayed last season. The Bears played over the span of three weeks, beating Georgia Highlands 9-0, Wallace 12-4, East...

Quirisa Mauga hopes to get a ring her last year in Mercer softball

Jaclyn Ramkissoon, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

Quirisa Mauga has been surrounded by softball her entire life. She’s played the sport since the age of 10. Her dad coaches three softball teams, and her older sister plays softball professionally. “I knew that I really wanted to play college softball. However, it actually coming true wasn’t so...

Mercer softball leaves no opportunity wasted

Mercer softball leaves no opportunity wasted

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

Mercer softball’s mentality can best be described by three words found on the back of their shirts. “No opportunity wasted.” The team wasted nothing during their Fall season. The Bears played ten games and managed to win every single one of them. The team’s pitching staff only allow...

Swinging away at the books

Swinging away at the books

Taylor Dowse, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Swing. Batter, batter swing. Senior Kaytlin Haney’s passion is softball, but before she hits the ball, she must first hit the books. She has. Haney plans to graduate in December with both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in engineering. But it hasn’t been easy. “My biggest strugg...

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

April 1, 2016


Filed under Golf, Lacrosse, Podcast, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Volleyball

https://soundcloud.com/the-cluster-sports/inside-the-den-softballs-kaytlin-haney What's it like moving from Texas to Macon, Georgia? Justin and Hayes are joined by softball's Kaytlin Haney on this week's episode of Inside the Den. The hosts talk to the senior about her career at Mercer as well as...

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

After his very last basketball game, a high school-aged Thomas Norton couldn’t bring himself to walk away at first. He sat in a corner of the locker room alone, holding onto his things and not yet ready to leave. He hesitated even when his father came to retrieve him. Years later, he’s ...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of the team’s races -- but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the Woodstock, Georgia, native. ...

Women’s Softball Determined to Transfer Pre-Season Success into Spring Season

Women’s Softball Determined to Transfer Pre-Season Success into Spring Season

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Women’s softball team went undefeated in the 2015 pre-season. Headed into spring, the ladies hope to continue their dominance. Head coach James DeFeo, who is in his fifth year as the softball head coach, credits the team’s preseason success to their unrelenting preparation. He said that wh...

Softball Review: Lady Bears in 2014-2015

Softball Review: Lady Bears in 2014-2015

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

August 14, 2015


Filed under Softball

2015 was a good year for the Lady Bears on the softball field. They finished up the year with a loss in the Southern Conference final but tallied 37 wins to only 22 losses while going 10-7 in confer- ence play. This was the third best winning percentage in program history, and ...

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...

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