By Jack Haley | 06/13/2018
For the eighth time in eleven years, multiple Elon baseball players heard their name called during to 2018 Major League Baseball Draft, held in Secaucus, New Jersey from June 4 through June 6.
Elon baseball alumni of new and old came to campus during the second annual Baseball Alumni Weekend from April 20 to 22. The gathering of old friends and teammates was complemented by tailgates, dinners, and cheering on the current squad as they swept the University of Hartford Hawks.
For sophomore right hander Kyle Brnovich, strikeouts are everything. He entered his seventh start of the season against the College of Charleston Cougars on Friday, March 30 with 61 Ks, good enough for fifth in Division I Baseball.
The Elon University baseball team (2-5) won its second game of the season against the Marshall University Thundercats 3-2 Saturday afternoon at Latham Park. The game was filled with strong defense as the Phoenix put up zero errors and one double play. Sophomore starting pitcher Kyle Brnovich earned the win, giving up one run after pitching 7.2 innings.
The Elon University baseball team (1-3) got into the win column for the first time in the young season, beating Radford University 2-1 Tuesday afternoon at Latham Park. Sophomore right-hander Mason Daniels took to the bump for the first time this season for the Phoenix. In his first game action since 2016, missing last season following Tommy John surgery, he completed 3.0 innings of work.
After finishing last season with a 24-32 (12-12 in conference) record, the Elon University baseball team looks to make some desperate changes to their process to prevent capturing the fourth consecutive losing season under the leadership of head coach Mike Kennedy. Kennedy, who graduated from Elon in 1991, enters his 22nd season as the head coach at his alma mater. With a career record of 678-524-3 (.564), Kennedy has won the most games in program history as head coach, but he will have to make some changes to halt the skid.
Four months after Elon University was left in shock following the suicide of junior Breslin Wiley, the team is practicing with a different mentality than in years before. Many of those closest to Wiley were his friends and fellow teammates on the club baseball team who were left to console one another. They’re approaching each day with a new appreciation for life and love for one another that they will never take for granted.
Elon senior Jordan Barrett was eating lunch when he got the call - the left-hand pitcher had been selected by the Blue Jays and is headed to join the Blue Jays organization.
Often it takes freshman athletes time before they make their presence felt on the field. Sometimes they’re redshirted or sometimes they simply must wait for their time to come. But don’t tell Kyle Brnovich that. The freshman pitcher on Elon University’s baseball team is already making an impact on a team that has suddenly found a need for better performances on the mound. Though he had a relatively slow start to the season, Brnovich has arguably been the Phoenix best starting pitcher.
Elon baseball took the diamond under the lights Tuesday night looking to defeat Triad rival High Point University. The Phoenix struggled offensively throughout the game, falling short to the Panthers 5-4.
The Elon University Baseball team defeated James Madison University by a score of 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Latham Park, sweeping the Dukes in their three game series, extending a winning streak to six. Although the Phoenix won the first two games of the series in high-scoring affairs, Sunday’s game was decidedly a pitching duel.
In a seventh inning that lasted just over 45 minutes, the Elon University baseball team hit its second grand slam in consecutive weeks off a shot from senior Kyle Jackson to secure a conference series win over James Madison University.
A thirty minute rain delay did not discourage the Elon baseball team as they took an early lead against James Madison on Friday for the Alumni Weekend series opener.
As the Elon University baseball team concludes its first month of play, a happy medium between offense and pitching has yet to be reached. In a role reversal from previous Elon teams, it’s the pitching that has emerged as the strength of this year’s club, with a team ERA of 4.11 checking in at nearly two and a half runs lower than last year.
The end of a sweep provided a positive look to the future for the Elon University baseball team. Elon's offense turned in the right direction in the late innings of a 5-1 victory against the University of Massachusetts, a performance the Phoenix hopes translates into a stronger approach at the plate in the coming weeks.
In the final game of the Elon Softball Tournament, the Phoenix fall short to St. Joseph's 3-1.
On a sunny yet brisk day at Latham Park Saturday afternoon, junior pitcher Robbie Welhaf seemed to find his groove again after giving up eight runs to Clemson University Feb.
Senior infielder Kory Shumate's walk-off single ended the Elon University baseball team's five-game losing streak, capping off Elon's 4-3 comeback win over the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass) Friday night at Latham Park. With the score tied at three, runners on first and second base and two outs, Shumate — who had started the night 0-for-3 — kept his composure to drop a walk-off single in deep right field, scoring freshman infielder Joe Satterfield and sending all of Elon's players racing to mob Shumate.