Alexis Mercer could be viewed as one of the most dominant power hitters out of the Southeast in the last decade.  But after finishing up her career on the softball field Mercer didn’t leave all the power at the plate.  She focused her energy on training for body building competitions where she competed in figure competitions.   However after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma it is some other people that have started flexing for Lex.

You may see the #FlexForLex hashtag on social media sites in the last couple of months.  Fellow softball programs in the PBC and outside have shown support by posting photographs with them flexing.  It is a unique display of support from the family Mercer built in her career as a collegiate softball player in the southeast.

Mercer was an integral part in two of Armstrong States World Series appearances in 2013 and 2014.  Mercer was a 3 time All-PBC First Team (2013, 2014, 2015); 2 time PBC Player of the Year (2013, 2014), and 2 time All-American (2014 1st team NFCA & Daktronics; 2015 2nd team NFCA).  Mercer’s big bat still holds the PBC records for career homeruns (60), season homeruns (26), most total bases in a season (157), highest slugging percentage in a season (1.098) and is 5th all-time with 176 runs batted in.

Armstrong State softball had scheduled a “Legends for Lex” event this past weekend but it was rained out due to Hurricane Matthews.  There is a plan to host the event this spring.

Additional Stories:
Alexis Mercer still Flexing her Muscles – WJCL22: http://www.wjcl.com/article/alexis-mercer-still-flexing-her-muscles/933218
South Effingham softball tops Richmond Hill on #FlexforLex Night in Guyton – WJCL 22: http://www.wjcl.com/article/south-effingham-softball-tops-richmond-hill-on-flexforlex-night-in-guyton/1401220

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