The Mercer Bears softball team will try to climb out of a five-game losing streak Wednesday afternoon at Sikes Field. The Bears were swept last weekend by Lipscomb and will step out of the conference to face Savannah State.
Mercer is 10 and 14 in Atlantic Sun play, eighth in the standings. The top six teams make the conference tournament.
Even with the postseason out of reach, Mercer is still pushing forward. Junior McKenzie Woody is making national news. Woody holds the 31st best batting average in the nation at .341. She also set a new single-season record at Mercer with 78 hits. Woody broke her own record she set last year.
"I just wanted to do everything that I could to help my team get back to where we deserve to be in the A-Sun and earn the respect and we will," explained Woody. "Eventually, we'll get back to where we need to be."
"She's been the solid core for the defense and the offense since my coming here last year," said head coach James DeFeo. "She's just somebody that's consistent day in and day out. She comes to practice early, stays late and works on all the little things and that's what makes her really great."
Mercer plays Savannah State Wednesday at three. The Bears finish up the regular season on the road with a weekend series at USC Upstate starting Saturday.