The Bears were set to play Kennesaw State University for a midweek game on Wednesday, Apr. 6, but the game was canceled. Instead, Mercer hosted Furman University Saturday, Apr. 9 and Sunday, Apr. 10, going 2-1 in the games.
The first game on Saturday was slow, but the Bears came up with a 1-0 win over the Paladins. The run came when Williams singled to left and Potter scored on the hit. Hannah Pitts picked up the win seeing 25 hitters, striking out nine of them and only letting up one hit in the game.
The second game on Saturday saw a few more runs along with a 2-3 Bears win with runs from Potter, Hedgecock, and Headley. Williams hit a double to center field, allowing Potter to score in the first inning. Hedgecock scored off a single to right field, and Headley scored when Laudino singled to center.
Katie Rearley picked up the win after pitching for five innings, facing 17 batters, and striking out four. Rearley let up two hits and two runs when Bailey Pattison came in for the last two innings. Pattison faced eight batters, not letting up any runs or hits.
The Bears lost 4-2 to the Paladins on Sunday and Pitts was handed the loss. She faced 33 batters and had ten strikeouts but let up five hits and four runs. The Bears’ two runs came when Williams scored on a single from Harvey in the second inning and Woods scored on a double from Williams in the sixth.
After the weekend, the Bears stand at a 10-28 overall record and a 2-7 conference record. They play Auburn University at home on Wednesday, Apr. 15.