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Local college notebook: Mercer returns home to host UNC Greensboro

Mercer’s baseball team has struggled a bit at home this season, but the Bears have figured out those home struggles in conference play.

The Bears are just 12-11 at home, but they are 5-1 in home conference games.

They get a chance to continue that strong home conference play this weekend when they host UNC Greensboro in a three-game series at Claude Smith Field, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Mercer is 25-16 overall and 10-4 in conference play. UNC Greensboro is 17-19 overall, including 8-7 in conference play, and the Spartans are 4-9 on the road.

HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE

The Georgia College softball team is hosting the Peach Belt Conference tournament for the first time starting Friday.

The Bobcats enter the tournament 42-8, including 18-4 in the Peach Belt. They have earned the fourth 40-win season in program history.

Georgia College is seeded second in the tournament and will face off with Armstrong State in the first round at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Top-seeded North Georgia plays USC Aiken at 11 a.m., followed by fourth-seeded GRU Augusta against Young Harris. In the final game of the day, third-seeded Armstrong Atlantic plays sixth-seeded Montevallo.

The semifinals and championship game will be played Saturday.

BUSY WEEKEND AT WESLEYAN

Wesleyan is hosting the Great South Atlantic Conference softball and tennis championships this weekend.

In softball, Wesleyan is the third seed and will play Salem at 9 a.m. on Friday. In the other matchup, top-seeded Agnes Scott takes on Finlandia at 11 a.m.

In tennis, Wesleyan is seeded fourth and will play Agnes Scott at noon on Friday. That will be followed by second-seeded Mills against third-seeded Salem.

FINISHING STRONG

The Georgia College baseball team is entering the final stretch of its regular season, and the Bobcats appear to be peaking at the right time.

Georgia College is 7-2 this month, and it has won four straight games entering this weekend’s road series against Young Harris in Peach Belt play. Georgia College is 18-3 since the middle of April.

The Bobcats are 25-15 overall and 11-10 in conference play.

SPRING GAME SET

The Fort Valley State football game is set for 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Wildcats finished 6-4 last year. They open their season Sept. 3 against Delta State.

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