Because of morning showers and in an effort to properly prepare the field, today's baseball game against the University of Georgia at Claude Smith Field has been moved back to 5 p.m.
An overflow crowd is expected at Claude Smith Field Wednesday afternoon when the Mercer baseball team will host Georgia. Following the Bears’ early season success of sweeping the #2 ranked Miami Hurricanes and Georgia’s trip to the 2006 College World Series, several hundred Mercer and Georgia fans are expected to attend tomorrow’s game.
Director of Athletics Bobby Pope has announced that, in order to accommodate the Mercer students who want to attend the game, extra sets of bleachers will be assembled on the upper parking lot of the University Center overlooking the baseball field. “With hundreds of fans assembling in the stadium for the game on Wednesday, we wanted to make sure our students were taken care of with adequate seating and let them gather as ‘bleacher creatures’ in support of the Bears,” Pope said.
The game will also be broadcast live on ESPN Radio, 105.5 The Fan and on MercerBears.com.