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R orter IF IT'S PLAYED, WE'VE GOT IT COVERED ,F'"~% [ J April 20]8 lllllllllnllllllllllllillllllllllllnllllllllllllllllllll MARY PERSONS BULLDOGS JbStateFarm 478-992-9945 Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5:30 pm SPRING SPORTS Diamond Dogs improve to 5-3 in region standings TODAY 5:55 p.m, Varsity Baseball (vs. West [aurens) THURSDAY, APRIL $ FRIDAY, APRIL 6 SATURDAY, APRIL 7 SUNDAY, APRIL 8 MONDAY, APRIL ? 4 p'.m. JV Baseball (vs. PerrY} 5:,55 p.m' Varsity Baseball (vs Perryl TUESDAY, APRIL !0 Season ticket sales for the 2018 Mercer Bears football season were rdeasedto the general public at 10 am. on Monday through the university ticket office. Packages indude tickets to all five home games in 2018 at a cost of $100 per package. Due to a limited supp fans are encouraged to visit www.ticketsanercer. eduat 10 a.m. on April 2 to secure tickets in a timely manner. A new package for Young AhmniwiU also be introduced when tick- ets are released to the general public. Mercer graduates (2015-18) can purchase two tickets for $50 each. The 2018 home schedule kicks off against Jacksonville on Saturday, Sept. 8. Mer- cer's five-game home slate also indudes The Gitadel 22), Weaem Carolina (Oct. 20), ETSU (Nov. 2) and Furman (Nov. 17). Mercer is coming off a 5-6 campaign (4-4 Southern Conference) that induded road wins over nationally- ranked conference foes The Citadel and Westem Carolina. The Orange and Black are expected to return 15 include season award winners. For more ticket in, formation, please call (478) 301-5470. By Richard .l mas The Mary Persons base- ball squad (16-7 overall, 5-3 in region) won a nail- biting series over Spalding last week, but then dropped a double header to region leader West Laurens on Monda The Bull- REGION 2-AAAA dogs lost the first game STANDINGS 7-5 in Dexter on Monday. The Bull- Mary Persons 5-3 dogs took an earlylead 'Perry 3-3 inthetop of the second inning when Howard Ladondre Buckner singled, scoring two runs. The Bulldogs led 5-2 in the fourth but the Raiders scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 5 apiece. West Laurens would add two more runs for the 7-5 win. Trippe Moore took the loss for the Dogs, going five innings and giving up sev- en hits and seven runs, bfit MP errors made it harder for him. Moore struck out four and walked one. Along with Buckner, J.D. Richards and Austin Mock each had a hit for ME The Dogs lost badly in Game 2, 12-1, when West Laurens welcomed back several starters who had been suspended for Game 1. Raider bats went wild in the third inning, scoring five runs. Alex Kite took the loss for Bulldogs, lasting three , innings, allowing five hits and six runs while striking out one and walking one. Kite, Aaron Mock, and JD Richards each managed one hit to lead MP. After the twin bill wins, the Raiders (15-5, 7-1 region) are ranked No. 13 in the state. The two teams play again on Wednesday in Forsyth at 3 1 0-7 p.m. The Bulldogs fared better on Friday with a 2-1 win over Spalding. The Dogs trailed 1-0 in the top of the fourth when they tied things up on Aaron Mocks sac fly. It remained tied 1-1 in the top of the fifth when Ladondre Buckner ground- ed out, scoring what would become the winning run. Conner Watson got the win, striking out five and allowing just two hits and one run in seven innings ofwork. Christian Knight, Cam Agnew, and Alex Kite each collected a hit to lead Bulldogs. Last Wednesday, the Bull- dogs won an9ther 1-run contest 4-3 over Spalding. The Bulldogs took a 4-0 MP senior Payton Poland, pictured in a March 15 home vic- tory over Pike County, was the low medalist in a March 22 road win over Jackson. (Photo/Richard Dumas) sweep- By Richard Dumas Gus Proctor and freshman forsyth@mymcrnet Caden Knight each shoot- ing rounds of 38 to lead The Mary Persons boys the Bulldogs. Meanwhile, and girls golf teams con- the Lady Dogs won their tinued their outstanding match with a round of 166. recent play with victories Freshman Molly Poland over Schley County in a was the girls' low medalist two-team, nine-hole match with a round of 53 while at Griffin Bell Golf Course Carrington Hughes and in Americus on Tuesday, Payton Poland also posted March 27. counting scores of 55 and The,MP boys defeated the 58, respectively. Wildcats in a tight match, 163 to 168 with sophomore See MP GOLF Page 4B lead into the top of the who stepped on the second was seventh inning, but the Jag- base bag for a force out to escorted uars scored three unearned end the game. to third fol- runs off of a tiring Trippe With a sharp Moore fan- lowing a balk. Knight then Moore thanks in large ning five Spalding batters crossed home plate when a part to a pair of throwing in the first three innings, dribbler offthe bat of Alex errors. With the tying run it was the Bulldogs who Kite was mishandled by the on second base and the go- struck first in the bot- Spalding first baseman. ahead run on first, Moore tom of the second inning. MP tried to add to its buckled down and induced Christian Knight led offthe lead in the bottom of the a ground ball to second frame with a walk, reached baseman J.D. Richards, second on a wild pitch and See BASEBALL Page .4131 * Reward Card eligibility is timlted to tire purchases from participating dealers only. See redemption form for complete offer details. Offer expires 04/11/2018. Void where prohibited. The Reward Card expires six (6) months after issuanco. No cash access. Fees apply Reward Card issued by U.$. Bank National ~sociation pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard .International Incorporated. Copyright 2018 MNA, Inc. All rk:jhts reserved. 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