Senior Editor of The Bear Zone/ Sports Columnist
Who in the wide world of sports is Jacob Tanis? Listed as a 6’1” infielder out of
Mercer (1-3) came into the game with a big victory of highly touted opponent #6 Ole Miss on the road, but also lost key road games against South Alabama and
Although he saw only 1.2 innings of action, side-arm reliever J.T. Odom was perhaps the most effective, ringing up three strikeouts while walking only one of the six batters he faced. For
The Bear’s bright spot at the plate had to be
Small ball ultimately led the Panthers to victory as pinch hitter Jonathan Kolowich would replace Matt Van Horn in rightfield, leading to a 2-for-3 day with 3 RBI and a run scored. Altogether, the Panthers would score nine runs off of eleven hits and five walks.
“Palmer did a great job tonight,” said Gibson after the game on MercerBears.com. “We’re a little inexperienced and didn’t do a good job of getting him into some jams. We had a lot of first-pitch outs and he just cruised,” the head man added.
After a series of rainouts against Rhode Island based Bryant University, the Bears hope to rebound against Bethune Cookman on the road before returning back home to face Lipscomb during the spring break week. The three game series against the Bisons will be Mercer’s first A-Sun test of the 2009 season.
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