Phoenix faces concerns after sluggish opening weekend

2/23/16 5:00pm

The long meetings in right field after the final out have been a common occurrence during Mike Kennedy’s tenure as Elon University baseball coach, a sign of frustrations, shortcomings and most importantly, a loss. It’s surprising there was one this early in the season, so surprising that it signified a spot in the record books that probably wasn’t too pleasing to the coach in his 20th year leading his alma mater. Two losses in a Feb.

Baseball loses both games in Saturday doubleheader

2/21/16 2:58pm

The Elon University baseball team lost both games on Saturday’s doubleheader against Wright State University, 13-11 in 10 innings and 10-2. The three losses to start the season gives Elon its first 0-3 start since 1983, when Elon lost its first four games of the season.

Six-run seventh sinks baseball in opening day defeat

2/20/16 1:05pm

 The Elon University baseball team’s 9-7 opening day defeat to Wright State University capitulated in the top of the 7th inning.  Entering the frame with a four run lead, a trio of Elon relief pitchers allowed six runs on four hits and three walks to give Wright State a lead it would not surrender. “Their bullpen threw a lot of strikes and made some good pitches,” said senior first baseman Tyler McVicar.

Column: It’s Zammarelli’s turn for a breakout season

2/16/16 4:00pm

Elon University baseball coach Mike Kennedy noticed something interesting when comparing junior utility man Nick Zammarelli’s stats from his freshman and sophomore years. They were eerily similar. He batted .284 his freshman year, and .288 last year.

Baseball assistant leaves, CAA commissioner to retire: Elon athletics notebook

7/10/15 3:15pm

One third of the trio is gone. Elon University associate head baseball coach Greg Starbuck has taken a position as a volunteer assistant at Clemson University, new Tigers coach Monte Lee announced Tuesday. Starbuck, 51, spent the last 17 years at Elon as the recruiting coordinator and batting and baserunning instructor. At Clemson, he'll work with hitters, infielders and catchers. The move breaks up one of the longest-tenured coaching staffs in all of Division I baseball.

Baseball ends season with 4-1 loss to Delaware

5/23/15 12:44am

Offensive struggles continued for the Elon University baseball team Friday at the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, resulting in a 4-1 loss to the University of Delaware. After Elon broke up Delaware starting pitcher Vila Colman’s no-hitter in the top of the seventh inning, senior Ryan Cooper hit an RBI single in the eighth to give the team its lone run of the ballgame. The Phoenix only collected two hits by the end of the game but had its share of scoring opportunities. In the top of the seventh, senior Ryan Cooper led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second when the next batter, sophomore Nick Zammarelli, singled through the right side.

Baseball drops regular season finale 7-0 to ECU

5/12/15 11:19pm

The Elon University baseball team has a formidable offense. But for just the second time all season, the Phoenix failed to score a single run, losing 7-0 Tuesday against East Carolina University. Although the Pirates blanked the Phoenix on the scoreboard, the Phoenix had its share of opportunities.

Baseball comeback falls short against Delaware on Senior Day

5/10/15 5:32pm

Pitching struggles dealt the Elon University baseball team an 11-9 loss today on Senior Day. A plethora of offense kept Elon in the game, but the Phoenix could not overcome a five-run deficit going into the bottom of the ninth. From the beginning of the game, it was clear senior starter Jake Stalzer was in for a tough outing.

Late surge by Delaware hands Elon baseball team 10-4 loss

5/10/15 1:04am

A disappointing sixth inning for senior starter Lucas Bakker led the Elon University baseball team to a 10-4 loss to the University of Delaware. After recording the first out of the top of the sixth, Bakker allowed a single, two walks and two doubles to give the Blue Hens a 6-3 lead. Bakker surrendered six earned runs on 10 hits, three walks and two wild pitches across five and third innings of work.

Baseball takes series opener against Delaware

5/9/15 12:52am

A six-run second inning propelled the Elon University baseball team to an 8-3 win Friday against the University of Delaware. The Phoenix offense dominated in the second frame with five consecutive hitters reaching base.