The first time senior Jess Farmer and Aly Quintana â15 met was a typical weekend evening for college students. In March 2013 â Quintanaâs sophomore year, Farmerâs freshman year â some members of the Elon University womenâs basketball team and softball team got together before heading out ...
The goal for softball pitchers is to throw about 80 to 90 pitches in a normal seven-inning game, but what would the goal be for a 15-inning game? Apparently, for senior pitcher Kayla Caruso, that number is 197. Thatâs how many pitches she threw in a complete game victory against No. 6 James Madison ...
The Elon University softball team split a doubleheader against No. 6 James Madison University Saturday, winning 5-4 win in 15 innings in the first game and losing 8-1 in the second game. The first game saw four lead changes occur throughout the marathon three-hour, 41-minute endeavor.
After coming back from two deficits to tie the game, the Elon University softball team could not do it a third time, falling to Virginia Tech 5-3 Wednesday afternoon at Hunt Softball Park. The Phoenix made four errors in the game, make two of the five runs unearned.
When making her college decision, junior catcher Emily Roper knew she was going to be a student-athlete. “My dad was a big athlete growing up, and with my brothers being college athletes, I understood the process,” she said. “When it came to me it wasn’t a, ‘Are you going to play in college?’ It was a, ‘Where are you going to play in college?’” She found her way to Elon, where she has so played in 143 of the Phoenix’s 145 games since she’s stepped on campus. This season, Roper is batting .333 with five doubles, five home runs and 29 RBI. With numbers like that, it might be tempting to let them define her. But Roper’s career at Elon — and her path to the softball program — is far more three-dimensional than a stat sheet could capture.
The Elon University softball team split a doubleheader against Hofstra University Saturday, losing 9-2 in the first game 9-2 and winning 7-1 in the second game. The Phoenix had the lead through four innings in the first game, but a two run home-run by Michaela Transue gave Hofstra the lead in the fifth and then Hofstra converted five hits into six runs to take a 9-2 lead after the sixth inning.
The Elon University softball team continued its undefeated start to Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play with two more wins against the College of Charleston Saturday, winning 5-1 in Game 1 and 4-3 in Game 2 of the doubleheader. In the first game, Elon’s offense had eight hits spread out between six batters, led by freshman second baseman Erica Serafini going 2-2 with three runs, three RBIs, and her first career home-run.
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.
The Elon University softball team is littered with quality hitters up and down, with six starters batting .300 or better and three more slugging .500 or higher. But Elon’s typical second and third batters in the lineup — junior outfielder Alaina Hall and sophomore outfielder Kara Shutt — have stood out with their bats and gloves.
As the Elon University softball team entered its weekend, head coach Kathy Bocock did not want her team to worry about individual statistics. “We’re really young and we’re trying to work on team unity, and trying to work together on things,” Bocock said. “We’re talking about not having stats [matter] and not knowing those [stats].”
The Elon University softball team finished a perfect weekend with a 1-0 win in 10 innings over Central Connecticut State University Sunday afternoon. Freshman pitcher Elise Walton threw a complete game shutout, using 122 pitches in 10 innings and scattering five hits while striking out eight. “It was good, my arm felt fine," Walton said.
The crack of the bat, the cheers of the crowd, and the resounding strike three call of an umpire.
The Elon University softball team won both games Saturday, defeating Oakland University 8-0 win over Oakland University and Niagara University 7-2. Against Oakland, Elon scored four runs in the first to kickstart the day.
Freshman pitcher Abby Barker threw the first perfect game in the Elon University softball team’s Division I era in a 8-0 win over Niagara University Friday night. “I was mixing it up and my catcher was calling a great game,” Barker said.
The Elon University softball team lost to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 12-6 on Wednesday evening, as one bad inning doomed the Phoenix. The Tar Heels scored seven runs between four hits, four walks, and one error in the top of the sixth, with the big hit coming from freshman pinch-hitter Katie Bailiff.
Elon University softball won both games in its doubleheader against Fairleigh Dickinson University Sunday afternoon, 5-1 and 9-4. After beating Fairleigh Dickinson once Saturday, the Phoenix came out strong, scoring two in the first inning.
Elon University’s softball team split its games in the Elon Phoenix Classic Saturday losing 4-1 to North Carolina A&T State University and beating Fairleigh Dickinson University 6-0.
The Elon University softball team went 1-4 at the Citrus Classic Tournament in Orlando, Florida over the weekend.
The Elon University softball team started its home season off with a bang, defeating North Carolina A&T State University 14-4 Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore third baseman Kristin Hoover hit a grand slam in the sixth to end the game on a run-rule.
The Elon University softball team was picked to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association. That shouldn’t be taken lightly. Neither should Elon’s impressive third-place showing last year in its first CAA season.