Baseball

Crowe walk-off gives Phoenix sweep over Dukes

3/22/15 8:29pm

Elon University freshman Danny Crowe delivered a walk-off single in the 13th inning in his first at-bat of the season to give the Elon University Phoenix an 8-7 win and series sweep against the James Madison Dukes. After trailing 1-0 by the middle of the second inning, Elon senior Chris King responded with a solo homer to left field in the bottom of the second and a 2 RBI homer to right center in the bottom of the third. The Phoenix added to its lead with three runs in the fifth after a sacrifice fly from Cooper, a passed ball from the Dukes and an RBI single from freshman James Venuto. But the Dukes refused to go away quietly. James Madison scored a pair in the top of the seventh and cut the deficit to two by the middle of the eighth. After Elon delivered an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth to go up 7-4, James Madison's offense exploded. Senior Jake Stalzer came in relief in the top of the ninth with a runner on first.

Moore, Beaulac deliver in clutch, give baseball squad first CAA win

3/21/15 11:54am

Senior shortstop Andy Moore delivered a walk-off single on Friday in Elon University’s first Colonial Athletic Association baseball game to give the Phoenix a 5-4 win over the James Madison Dukes. After sophomore starting pitcher Matt Harris allowed four James Madison runs in 6.1 innings of pitching, sophomore Nick Beaulac appeared in relief and got himself out of several high-pressure situations. Beaulac entered the game in the top of the seventh inning with one out and a runner on second but got a couple outs to keep the Dukes off the board.

Pitching becoming issue for Phoenix

3/20/15 7:00am

Head baseball coach Mike Kennedy could be seen from the stands at Latham Park speaking very emotionally to his team following Elon University’s loss to East Carolina University March 16. The Phoenix gave up 11 runs and blew an 8-7 lead at the top of the ninth inning — its first and only lead of the series.

Elon swept by East Carolina in blowout 20-4 loss

3/15/15 8:08pm

The Elon University baseball team was swept for the first time at Latham Park against a non-conference opponent since 1999, losing a blowout 20-4 game to East Carolina University. East Carolina got off to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and ensued to score in every inning up until the seventh. Down 20-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, sophomore utility player Nick Zammarelli hit a two-run homer over the left field wall to deny a shutout by the Pirates.

Pitching plagues Phoenix in 11-8 loss to East Carolina

3/14/15 11:18pm

The Elon University baseball team scored eight runs against East Carolina University on Saturday in the second game of a three-game series against the Pirates at Latham Park. It wasn’t enough. The Phoenix gave up eleven runs to the Pirates, losing 11-8, to drop to 8-8 and .500 on the season. Elon took the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning after trailing for the entire game, but lost it in the top of the ninth by giving up four runs.

Phoenix fall to East Carolina after giving up 10 runs

3/13/15 8:42pm

The Elon University baseball team lost to East Carolina University 10-3 at Latham Park Friday afternoon. Starting pitcher Matt Harris received his first loss of the season after giving up seven runs off 10 hits in six innings of work. East Carolina got off to a fast start in the game after scoring a run in both the first and second innings that included a home run from sophomore second baseman Charlie Yorgen. The Phoenix tied things back up in the second inning when junior infielder Joey Tomko hit a triple, and eventually scored after a groundout by senior catcher Chris King.

Baseball routed by Wake Forest in high scoring affair

3/11/15 2:05am

It was an ugly day for the Elon University baseball team. An impressive offensive showing by the Phoenix was undermined by it giving up 25 runs to Wake Forest University in a blowout 25-12 loss at Latham Park Wednesday evening. “We didn’t locate tonight,” said associate head baseball coach Greg Starbuck who stood in for the suspended Mike Kennedy.

Elon wins series opener against former SoCon foe the Citadel

3/7/15 8:25am

On the road against Citadel, The Elon University baseball team had 18 hits in its dominating 12-3 victory over the Bulldogs at Riley Park on Friday, March 6. Four Elon starters had at least three hits with three starters contributing two RBIs to bring the Phoenix to 7-3 on the season.

Phoenix takes down Citadel 12-3

3/6/15 11:50pm

The Elon University baseball team defeated the The Citadel Bulldogs 12-3 in Charleston, South Carolina Friday, March 6. In a game that was held scoreless for two innings, the Phoenix scored two runs in the third inning off a 2 RBI single from junior utility playerJoey Tomko to score sophomore infielder Kory Shumate and senior outfielder Quinn Bower from second and third base.

Phoenix bats erupt in early innings to defeat UNCG

2/26/15 1:17pm

The Elon University Phoenix baseball team defeated the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spartans 7-2 on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at Latham Park. Starting at the mound for the Phoenix was sophomore RHP Matt Harris who pitched six innings, giving up only two runs while matching his career-high in strikeouts with eight. “Me and coach [Kennedy] were pretty much on the same page with the pitch count all game long,” Harris said.

Offense highlights series win over Penn State

2/19/15 12:38pm

The Elon University baseball team opened up the 2015 season with an impressive debut from its offense in a three-game series against the Penn State University Nittany Lions. After scoring 34 runs, the Phoenix sits undefeated at 3-0. Elon swept Penn State with an offensive effort that yielded 16, 11 and seven runs in three games, respectively. “We were very good offensively,” said head coach Mike Kennedy following Elon’s first victory over the Nittany Lions.

Elon moves to 3-0 after series sweep of Penn State

2/14/15 11:08pm

The Elon University baseball team closed out its opening weekend on Saturday, Feb. 14 with a doubleheader against the Penn State University Nittany Lions. The Phoenix won both games to claim a series sweep and officially start the spring season undefeated at 3-0. In its two games on Saturday, Elon scored a combined 18 runs; two runs more than it scored in Friday’s game against Penn State.

Splurge of offense yields opening day win for Elon

2/14/15 1:55am

The Elon University baseball team opened up its season on Friday, Feb. 13 against the Penn State University Nittany Lions at Latham Park. In a scoring affair that totaled 31 runs for both teams, Elon won its opening day match up against Penn State 16-15 on a chilly afternoon game that lasted for four hours. The Phoenix scored at least one run in every inning besides the 6th and 9th with an outpouring of offense from its entire starting lineup.