After being no-hit the previous contest, the Elon bats surged against North Carolina Central University. On Friday, March 13 the Phoenix offense rallied behind sophomore outfielder Alaina Hall to defeat the Eagles, 6-1.
Hall had three hits in her four at-bats on the day, along with three RBI and a run scored. A two out triple that drove across two runs was the highlight of the day for Hall. The sophomore currently ranks second on the team in overall batting average at .306. Her excellent batting performance throughout the season so far also puts her tied for most hits (19) on the team and most rbi’s (10).
The rest of the outfield also made great contributions to the Phoenix offense in the win. Freshman Kara Shutt had two hits, including an RBI of her own. Sophomore Carey Million was two for two with a walk and scored a run. Combined the outfield had seven hits, four RBI and two runs. The rest of the Elon offense produced two hits, one rbi and four runs.
It was a team effort for the Elon pitching staff that had four pitchers contribute to the win. Starting was freshman Kiandra Mitchum who threw three innings, giving up two hits and one unearned run. This would be the only run the Elon defense would allow for the day.
Following Mitchum was sophomore Alli Burdette who also conceited two hits in her two and two third innings pitched. Burdette was granted the win, her first of the season. Senior Caitlin O’Shea was next in the game, only facing one batter and throwing only four pitches. To close the game, senior Chelsea White came in and set the Eagles down in order.
Only eight days away from conference play beginning, the Phoenix sits at 13-6 on the season. It will travel to Greensboro on Sunday, March 15 when it takes on the Spartans of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.