MACON, Ga. - The Mercer Softball Invitational wrapped up on Sunday and with it the first weekend of the spring 2013 season. The Bears took home bragging rights in the tournament with a pair of wins and improved to 5-1 on the year.
Mercer and IUPUI faced off in what amounted to the championship game in game one of Sunday. The Bears got a little payback after falling to the Jaguars yesterday by taking down IUPUI 3-1 in game one. Mercer and Alabama State closed out the tournament with the Bears taking a 9-0 shutout over the Hornets in five innings.
The Bears pitching staff was solid on the final day of the tournament allowing just one run between the two games. Both Kerri Nidiffer and Julia Rice each earned victories on the day.
Sophomore Molly Garmany led a four-some of Mercer players named to the All-Tournament Team. Garmany was named Tournament MVP after she belted her fourth homerun of the tournament against Alabama State on Sunday. She finished the weekend with four homeruns, 10 RBI and a double.