Baseball

Baseball falls to Wake Forest Tuesday

3/30/16 2:00pm

The Elon University’s baseball team lost its fifth straight game Tuesday night, falling 4-3 to Wake Forest University at Latham Park. The Demon Deacons scored two runs in the top of the seventh after Elon pitchers walked the bases loaded to start the inning.

Walking up to the plate with a beat

3/17/16 12:45pm

While no one questions that baseball and softball are team sports, the art of hitting is an individual battle, one that each hitter needs to approach in whatever way is best for them.

Column: Baseball offense finds new contributions ahead of CAA play

3/16/16 10:00am

Two unlikely heroes rescued the Elon University baseball team’s weekend from falling into the ground. A pair of infielders, senior Danny Lynch and freshman Ryne Ogren, provided the necessary sparks that led to two victories against The Citadel, bringing the Phoenix to .500 for the first time this season. Elon lost 13-8 to the Bulldogs on March 11 in poor fashion — the Phoenix handed the game away.

Three home runs leads baseball to 10-5 win over Liberty

3/9/16 10:45am

After a poor showing the past weekend, Elon’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 to contribute to Elon’s early lead.

Baseball holds on to beat Appalachian State 4-3

3/7/16 11:00am

A four-run third inning was all the Elon University baseball team needed as the Phoenix held on to a 4-3 victory over Appalachian State University in the final game of the Elon Invitational March 6. Junior designated hitter CJ Young led off the frame with a walk and came around to score on junior second baseman Nick Zammarelli’s RBI double.

Baseball falls to Bowling Green

3/5/16 12:01pm

The Elon University baseball team’s four-game winning streak was snapped in a 6-2 loss to Bowling Green at Latham Park on March 4. Senior infielder Tyler McVicar hit his first home run of the season to give Elon (4-6) an early 1-0 lead at the bottom of the third inning.

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.