Baseball


NEWS 3/11/14 10:37pm

Mental mistakes fuel Elon loss to Liberty

While it wasn’t the prettiest of games, it still says something that perhaps the most intriguing part of it was the aftermath. After a 4-2 loss to Liberty University at Latham Park March 11, Elon University head coach Mike Kennedy spent more than 15 minutes talking to his team in the outfield. Topic discussed included errors, mental mistakes and the team morale. “Our effort wasn’t good,” Kennedy said.


NEWS 3/5/14 9:15pm

Elon drops 12-inning tilt with High Point

Days after losing a tight one at home to High Point University, the Elon University baseball team fell to the Panthers, 2-1, in 12 innings March 5 at High Point. With one out in the 12th and runners at the corners, High Point center fielder Josh Greene lofted a 3-2 pitch into center, good for a sacrifice fly and to score the winning run. The Panthers drew a leadoff walk from Elon senior Jacob Baker, and Elon coach Mike Kennedy pulled Baker in favor of freshman Dimitri Lettas.


NEWS 2/26/14 8:59pm

Miscues fuel Phoenix loss to North Carolina A&T

Leaving 12 men on base, getting picked off or caught stealing three times and committing two errors usually isn’t a formula for success. Elon University did all of that in addition to walking seven and hitting a batter in a 5-3 loss at North Carolina A&T State University Feb.


NEWS 2/26/14 1:00pm

Reload, not rebuild: so far, so good for Elon baseball

When Elon University head baseball coach Mike Kennedy was asked about the 17 new players on his 2014 team, he refused to say that they were part of a rebuilding year. Instead, Kennedy said that his team went out to “reload” for a run at a fifth Southern Conference regular season or third Southern Conference tournament championship.


NEWS 2/25/14 10:08pm

Leathers' clutch hit pushes Elon past UNCW

Elon University junior Wil Leathers had a feeling he would be pinch-hitting in the eighth inning for the Phoenix baseball team. Elon coach Mike Kennedy knew a fastball would be thrown to him at some point. That prior knowledge led to a bloop single into left field from Leathers, scoring senior second baseman Sebastian Gomez and giving the Phoenix a 3-2 win over the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Feb.


NEWS 2/24/14 11:29pm

Elon pitchers show promise in sweep of Wagner

Uncertainty filled the start of the Elon University baseball season, with a roster that sported 16 new faces. Junior Jake Stalzer, a transfer from Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, is beginning to prove that he’s one piece to the puzzle in putting the Phoenix back together. Stalzer threw his second gem of the week, pitching seven innings of three-hit ball with no runs allowed and three strikeouts in Elon’s 7-3 win over Wagner College Feb.


NEWS 2/22/14 9:44pm

Bakker leads the way as Elon beats Wagner

In his second career start at Elon University, junior pitcher Lucas Bakker threw seven innings with nine strikeouts, only allowing a single run, leading the Phoenix to an 11-1 victory over Wagner College (0-2) Feb.


NEWS 2/17/14 9:05pm

Elon takes second game, series against Cincinnati

The Elon University baseball team took the latter end of a two-game series with the University of Cincinnati, topping the Bearcats 3-1 at North Carolina State University. Junior Jake Stalzer went seven innings on the hill to earn the win, allowing one unearned run on six hits with four strikeouts.


NEWS 2/16/14 10:15pm

Lynch's walk-off in extras lifts Elon over Cincinnati

RALEIGH — Amid a bizarre week filled with snow and postponements, the sense of unpredictability hung around the Elon University baseball team during its season opener against the University of Cincinnati. With new players filling big shoes and others stepping up, the Phoenix earned a 6-5 victory in 10 innings at Doak Field at Dail Park on the campus of North Carolina State University. After surrendering a three-run lead with two outs in the ninth, it was sophomore catcher Danny Lynch who came through with a double to centerfield to score junior designated hitter Chris King in the bottom of the tenth for the victory. Lynch jumped on a two-strike changeup after a pitch that Lynch said hit him, but the umpires did not see. “I was just looking for a pitch to drive,” Lynch said.


NEWS 2/15/14 10:52am

Elon baseball moves games to NC State

The Elon University athletic department announced Saturday, February 15, that this weekend's baseball series against the University of Cincinnati will be played at North Carolina State University. Due to the recent inclement weather, the playing surface at Latham Park is still unplayable, Elon announced.


NEWS 2/13/14 5:12pm

Budding Elon baseball team aims to continue tradition

There used to be a commercial for ESPNU that used the slogan, “Tradition never graduates.” The Elon University baseball team may have lost 16 players from last year’s Southern Conference Tournament champion squad, but that’s not an excuse to stop adding to the rich tradition of the program. “We don’t want to rebuild,” said Mike Kennedy, Elon head coach.


NEWS 12/5/13 5:06pm

Reigning SoCon Tournament champion Elon baseball releases 2014 schedule

Building off a Southern Conference Tournament Championship and an NCAA Tournament berth a year ago, the Elon University baseball team has released another challenging slate for the 2014 season. Head coach Mike Kennedy’s team went 34-31 in 2013, defeating The Citadel in the SoCon Championship game and advancing to the Charlottesville Regional of the NCAA Tournament.


NEWS 10/23/13 3:01pm

The best way ever to start a World Series

The World Series has not even started yet, but for fans of any other team in baseball, such as myself, or namely any other fan hating the Boston Red Sox for that matter, the World Series has already had its best moment. “Rookies” is an application that can create personalized baseball cards.