After rain postponed the game to Thursday, March 12, the Elon University softball team traveled to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After winning two consecutive games, the Phoenix dropped the contest in a no-hit shutout by Charlotte.
Freshman Kiandra Mitchum started on the bump for the Phoenix. Though receiving the loss for the game, Mitchum did not have an awful day on the mound. In her four innings pitched, Mitchum only allowed the 49ers three hits. But with their three hits, the 49ers managed to drive across three earned runs, enough to seal the deal. Junior Kayla Caruso relieved Mitchum, not allowing Charlotte another hit or run for the game.
Senior pitcher Lexi Betancourt had a phenomenal day on the mound, which stunned the Phoenix offense. Betancourt had five strikeouts in her no-hit bid against Elon. However, the senior did allow seven walks in the game, but the Phoenix could not capitalize.
Those that did reach base for Elon on walks did not produce much on the base paths. Sophomore Carey Million and freshman Madison Kadlic each had a stolen base and freshman Kara Shutt was caught stealing. Other than that, all runners that reached were left on base for Elon, causing them to put a “goose egg” in the runs and hits columns.
Elon now sits at 12-6 on the season. The Phoenix will return home on Friday, March 13 to Hunt Park when it hosts North Carolina Central University.