After scoring 22 runs while winning the first two games of a Southern Conference series, the Elon University baseball team was held to two runs on four hits in the finale, a 7-2 loss to Wofford College.
Elon trailed 7-0 after five innings and was never able to cut deep enough into the deficit. The Phoenix plated one in the sixth on a bases loaded walk by junior Chris King and another in the ninth on a single by sophomore Danny Lynch.
Freshman Dimitri Lettas (1-1) made his second career start, but only lasted 2.1 innings in which he allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits with two walks. Freshman Mike Krill came on in relief but surrendered two runs on three hits in 3.2 innings.
Brandon Kacer and John Antonelli combined to throw two scoreless innings to end the game.
Wofford's Matthew Milburn (3-4) tossed six innings for the win, allowing one run on three hits with four walks and four strikeouts.
The Terriers scored one run in each of the first two innings before James Plaisted broke things open in the third with a three-run home run to left field. Wofford added another in the fourth, and Plaisted smacked his second homer of the day in the fifth, a solo shot to center.
Elon junior Casey Jones singled in the sixth inning to extend his career-high hitting streak to 22 games. Junior Quinn Bower went 0-for-5 on the day, ending his hitting streak at 11 games.
Elon is now 23-13 on the season and 9-6 in SoCon action. The Phoenix travels down I-40 Wednesday to take on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.