Baseball

Elon pitchers show promise in sweep of Wagner

2/24/14 11:29pm

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 ...

Bakker leads the way as Elon beats Wagner

2/22/14 9:44pm

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.

Wild fourth inning lifts Elon past Wagner

2/22/14 1:02am

Sometimes, all it takes is one big inning. Elon University brought nine runs across the plate in a fourth inning that lasted 26 minutes which proved to be enough in a 14-2 win over Wagner University Feb.

Elon takes second game, series against Cincinnati

2/17/14 9:05pm

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.

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

2/16/14 10:15pm

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.

Elon baseball moves games to NC State

2/15/14 10:52am

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.

Budding Elon baseball team aims to continue tradition

2/13/14 5:12pm

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.

Reigning SoCon Tournament champion Elon baseball releases 2014 schedule

12/5/13 5:06pm

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.

The best way ever to start a World Series

10/23/13 3:01pm

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.

Rivera's impact on baseball isn't just on the field

9/30/13 9:08pm

Nobody does it bigger than the New York Yankees. They have the biggest payroll in Major League Baseball, which stood at $228,995,945 entering the 2013 season, the most World Series championships in the history of the game with 27 and the highest luxury tax year-in and year-out. They also send players out with dazzling celebrations and honors, just like what happened with Mariano Rivera this year. Known as one of the "Core Four" players for years with the Yankees, paired with shortstop Derek Jeter, pitcher Andy Pettitte and retired catcher Jorge Posada, Rivera and Pettitte decided 2013 would be their last hurrah in the league and would retire at the end of the year. Rivera leaves the game as the all-time saves leader, notching 652 saves through 19 seasons with the Yankees.

Elon baseball wins SoCon, earns automatic bid to NCAA Tournament

5/29/13 9:03pm

Becoming just the second team in Southern Conference tournament history to win the tournament after dropping a first round game, the Elon University baseball team defied the odds by winning the title after coming out on top in five straight games, which tied a season high winning streak. The prize: the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Entering the NCAA Tournament as a No.

Furman torches Elon in tournament opener

5/22/13 3:37pm

Elon University senior starting pitcher Kyle Webb was a perfect 6-0 in Southern Conference play this season, making him a clear choice to start Wednesday’s SoCon tournament opener against host Furman University in Greenville, S.C. The Phoenix fell behind on runs in each of the first three innings and couldn’t recover, dropping the opener of the tournament 10-1. After a delay with one out in the top of the first inning due to lightning in the area, the game resumed after Will Muzika singled and scored on a triple to center from Greg Harrison. Chris Ohmstede put Furman up 2-0 with a one-out home run to left field in the top of the second.

‘Little things’ cost Elon sweep of Samford

5/12/13 7:06pm

A couple passed balls, a couple mental plays and the “little things,” according to acting manager Greg Starbuck, were the downfall for the Elon University baseball team Sunday May 12 on senior day and the regular season finale against Samford University. Looking to end the season with a five-game winning streak, which would have matched a season-high, the Phoenix battled back from a 2-0 deficit in the first inning to lead 3-2 through four innings.