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Marlins scratch 'Florida,' add 'Miami' for 2012

Marlins scratch 'Florida,' add 'Miami' for 2012
November 16, 2011

19 years of baseball, 19 years of proud traditions and 19 years of excellence are just a few ways the Marlins organization can be described. Once known as the Florida Marlins, the “Fightin’ Fish”...

Behind the Jersey: Rangers-Cardinals' Fall Classic tops the list

Behind the Jersey: Rangers-Cardinals' Fall Classic tops the list
November 2, 2011

This year’s Fall Classic between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals may have been arguably the most unlikely and exciting World Series of all time. In its 107-year history, there could only...

Headscratchers, not-so-shockers of 2011 MLB

Headscratchers, not-so-shockers of 2011 MLB
September 21, 2011

As the playoffs near for Major League Baseball and more or less all of the division leaders are set in stone, with about 10 games left in the season, I give you a run through the surprising and not-so-surprising...

Baseball takes down Tech again

Baseball takes down Tech again
April 27, 2011

  It took them a while to break .500 in conference play, but Mercer’s baseball team seems to have broken through against A-Sun opponents after a three-game series sweep against Lipscomb this...

Baseball collects big win over Georgia Tech, drops three against Jacksonville

(photo courtesy of Mercer Bears.com ) Freshman second baseman DJ Johnson broke out of a recent slump, fueling Mercer’s powerful offense with a 4-for-5 effort in a 16-5 rout of Campbell in the opening game of the series in Buies Creek. The Bears now hold a 22-13 record with one month left in play.
April 13, 2011

The Bears are still within the thick of the conference standings in 7th at 8-9, boasting the 4th best overall record of 22-13, but if MU hopes to repeat its title run in 2011 they’ll have to gain ground...

Baseball falters against Stetson, rebounds against FAMU, Sav. State

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) A strong pitching performance from the starting rotation has kept the Bears in tight games despite a recent lack of offense.
March 30, 2011

After a phenomenal opening month to the college baseball season, fans around the A-Sun took notice of the defending conference champs after series wins against Belmont and FGCU. A pair of conference...

Baseball demolishing competition, wins series against Belmont, FGCU

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) While the offensive numbers have been off of the charts, the consisent pitching has helped propel Mercer to a fast start.
March 16, 2011

In another bid to secure an NCAA tournament berth, the baseball team has remained hot, notching a six game win streak over spring break week including blowouts over Alabama State and FAMU.  Taking two...

Baseball torches Liberty on opening weekend

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Joe Winker (far right) receives a tip of the cap from his teammates after a three homerun game against Liberty this past weekend.
February 23, 2011

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Joe Winker (far right) receives a tip of the cap from his teammates after a three homerun game against Liberty this past weekend. The defending Atlantic Sun Champions...

Right Field Bleachers

(photo courtesy of blippitt.com) Roy Halladay was one of a handful of pitchers to record a no-hitter in 2010.
February 20, 2011

The perfect game is a novelty, happening on average about once every three to four years. In 2010, however, we saw the stars align to produce two perfect games (three, if you count Armando’s gem)....

Mercer baseball to defend A-Sun title in 2011

Jacob Tanis (22 HRs, 88 RBIs in 2010) will be a big part of Mercer's lineup this upcoming season.
February 9, 2011

  After a thrilling end to the 2010 campaign that saw the unexpected and unprecedented trip to the NCAA tournament, the Mercer Bears baseball team looks to return to the postseason, spurred on by experience...

Ex-Brave Smoltz speaks at First Pitch Classic

February 9, 2011

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz was the guest of honor Jan. 31 in the University Center arena for the third annual First Pitch Classic hosted by the Mercer baseball team. “The First Pitch...

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