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Mercer pulls out win in marathon game against VMI

The Mercer Bears traveled to Virginia to take on the Keydets of VMI. The football game featured some key plays from some of the top offensive players for the Bears. It was a close game as Mercer did not seal the victory until the fourth quarter.

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Schorr becomes first Columbus golfer in 15 years to win Southeastern Amateur Golf Tournament

After 15 years without a local winner, 2015 Columbus High graduate Stanton Schorr held high the 2018 Southeastern Amateur Golf Tournament trophy at the Country Club of Columbus. The Mercer University rising senior scored 68-70-64-69 for a 9-under par 271 to win on June 16."There are so many great players in this town, to think that it's been 15 years since a local has won it is kind of mind blowing," Schorr said. "It's just an honor to have my name on that trophy." He began third-round play in 9th place and four strokes off the lead, then surged ahead to take a one-stroke lead by the of the day."It came out of nowhere," Schorr said. "Sometimes one good thing happens. I was even after seven, then birdied eight, nine and eleven." Momentum led to seven birdies and one bogey to finish the round. Schorr approached the final round as if was just another day. "I knew it would be a long, hard round of golf," he said. "It's better just knowing things will tense up. You get the ball on the green. Piece it together, and play solid." A birdie on 18 capped at two-stoke victory.Two of his former Blue Devil teammates also finished in the top 10. Ben Carr finished in 3rd place with a 3-under par, and Nolan Miller, who plays with Schorr at Mercer, finished 9th at even par. "It speaks volumes to our high school, and our coach Chris Parker, and the job that they do to get players ready to play at the next level," Schorr said. "To have them all here (Carr and Miller) in Columbus where we grew up, and playing well in this tournament, it's cool."

Mercer baseball player flourishing this season after being knocked unconscious and suffering a concussion. This is why.

Mercer right fielder Trey Truitt is batting over .400 this season after struggling last season from complications from a concussion. Truitt received vision therapy over the summer after a recommendation from his coach and a teammates mother.