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Bears sit 1-4 after first tournament 

Bears sit 1-4 after first tournament 

David Vick, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2020

The Bears’ Head Coach Stephanie DeFeo described the season schedule as “challenging” in an official statement to Mercer University. Her team of 24 will be facing it led by five seniors and five juniors.

Mercer softball has championship aspirations this season

Mercer softball Head Coach Stephanie DeFeo tosses batting practice one week before regular season play is to begin.

John Pittman

February 12, 2019

Mercer softball is looking to build on last season’s success after being picked to finish second in the Southern Conference preseason poll. Last season, the Bears won 33 games, including a win over the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. They were able to finish second in the SoCon regular season standings....

A preseason look at senior catcher Megan Lane

Megan Lane (#0) catching behind the plate. Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018

Softball season hasn’t started yet, but that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t been hard at work preparing for the season. For senior Megan Lane, this preseason preparation gives her the opportunity to further adjust to her role as the team’s starting catcher, a role she only took up last season. ...

Inside the Den: A Just Ruling

Hayes Rule (left) is looking to carry on the legacy left by his brother Trey (right)
Photo provided by Hayes Rule

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

March 27, 2016

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule are back in this week with another Inside the Den podcast.  On this week's show, Justin sits down with a very special guest to talk about Mercer Golf. The guys also talk about all the spring sports teams in action. You will not want to miss this special episode....

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

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

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...

Mercer Athletes share their New Year’s Resolutions

William Teischmann, a men’s lacrosse team player, speaks about his New Year’s resolution.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

Athletes of Mercer share their commitments for New Year—and give insight on what inspired the resolutions, what fueled them and what will sustain them. Chase DuBois (Men’s Lacrosse): DuBois originally said his resolution was to conquer the inner female dog within—or, as he so kindly reworded it, kill ...

Softball goes 7-1 in fall, looks to build strength

Samir Moussawel

November 16, 2011

After losing superstar pitchers Jenni Holtz and Kari Chambers, speedster Anna Johnson and starting second baseman Amanda Santa Maria to graduation, things weren’t looking very bright for the Lady Bears softball squad. It also didn’t help when they got word of the sudden departure of Head Coach Mike...

Softball stays above .500 going into final week

(photo courtesy of Sarah Stukes has provided some timely hitting as the Bears go into the final week of the softball season.


April 27, 2011

As head coach Mike Raynor’s team heads into the final week of the season, they sit in seventh in the current Atlantic Sun standings with a high probability of grabbing the sixth seed going into the season ending championship tournament. With an above .500 record of 26-22 (8-10 A-Sun), one can only...

Softball splits with FGCU, Auburn, sweeps rival Stetson in recent Atlantic Sun play

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Mercer’s softball team has been slowly improving throughout the season, keeping their record above the .500 mark with a pair of big wins over the Stetson Hatters.

Garret McDowell

April 13, 2011

  The Mercer Bears softball team entered April on a sour note, having lost five of six, but they have turned it around, going 4-4 this month already with games still ahead against ACC and Atlantic Sun foes. They currently have a three-game losing streak as of April 12. Mercer Bears Softball:...

On the Porch

(photo courtesy of Let’s face the facts; intramural softball has plenty of unwritten rules that include etiquette on trash-talking and diving, among other things. On Zach’s porch, the season is just starting.

Zach Wells

April 13, 2011

If polo is the sport of kings, then slow pitch softball is the sport of beer-bellied plumbers who love Miller Highlife and wife beaters and who, ironically, quite possibly touch their wives up on occasion. There is a common perception that anyone can play slow pitch softball. As one of my friends w...

Softball slumps in A-Sun play

(photo courtesy of Mercer's struggles on the diamond recently have brought the team's record back to 17-13 midway through the 2011 campaign.

Garret McDowell

March 30, 2011

  After the cancellation of the doubleheader with Florida A&M, the Mercer Bears went on an Atlantic Sun road trip to take on conference rivals Campbell, Jacksonville, and North Florida to start A-Sun play. The start of the A-Sun slate has not gone quite as well as the Bears and their se...

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