Indiana baseball coach Jeff Mercer tests positive for COVID-19, leads to postponement of double-header

Indiana baseball coach Jeff Mercer tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, which led to a postponement of the double-header scheduled between IU and Penn State at Bart Kaufman Field.

The release from Indiana follows.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University head baseball coach Jeff Mercer tested positive for COVID-19 through an antigen test on the morning of Friday, Mar. 12. His result was then confirmed with a PCR test.

“This morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” Mercer said. “I’m experiencing minor symptoms and will now enter my 10-day isolation period. I look forward to communicating with the team during my absence and rejoining the team when it’s safe to do so.”

The rest of the team and coaching staff will undergo further testing. The remainder of the schedule for the weekend will be determined at a later point.