After a poor showing the past weekend, the Elon University baseball team’s offense came together giving them a win over Liberty University, 10-5.
The middle of the lineup came out firing for the Phoenix, with junior infielder Nick Zammarelli going 2-for-4 including an RBI double in the second. Two RBI singles in the first three innings put the Phoenix up early 3-1,
“They get on base and we're just gonna keep scoring runs," said senior infielder Tyler McVicar.
McVicar came up to the plate with men on frequently and capitalized, going 3-for-5 with a career high five RBIs with a three-run home run in the fourth.
Senior left fielder Brett Guba, who came into the game with two career collegiate homeruns, doubled his total with solo shots in the fourth and seven.
“I saw a fastball and put a good swing on the ball,” he said.
Guba went 3 for 4 with 3 runs and 2 RBI, but his display of power didn’t surprise many in the Elon dugout.
“He’s capable of doing that,” said head coach Mike Kennedy.
McVicar added casually, “He hits them out in practice, but those balls were crushed.”
Elon’s offensive outburst gave them an 8-1 lead at the end of the 4th. The Phoenix was challenged in the six when Liberty player scored four runs, but the Phoenix shut down Liberty from there, and added to it in the late innings.
The win puts Elon at 6-7 ahead of its three-game weekend series against The Citadel.