SPORTS 3/10/16 6:56pm

Seven-run sixth spirals softball to loss against UNC

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.

SPORTS 2/18/16 2:31pm

Softball wins home opener behind two home runs

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.

SPORTS 10/5/15 11:16am

Elon softball strikes out hunger in Alamance County

Most college students spend their Friday evenings going out and hanging with friends. For members of the Elon softball team, they spent their evening at Allied Churches of Alamance County handing out food to the those in need. Patrons lined up outside the Burlington shelter anxiously awaiting a dinner featuring turkey and cheese sandwiches, salad and various tasty desserts.

NEWS 4/4/15 7:17pm

Softball splits Towson doubleheader

The doubleheader between the Elon University and Towson University softball teams today was a tale of two completely different games. After struggling in the batter’s box and on the pitcher’s mound in the first game, the Phoenix lost 6-1.

NEWS 3/19/15 8:46pm

Freshman pitcher ranking among top CAA players in wins

While many freshmen take months or years to earn their spot in a Division I lineup, Kiandra Mitchum, a freshman pitcher for the Elon University softball team, started opening day for the Phoenix. So far this season, Mitchum has made 14 appearances, 12 of which she started on the mound.

NEWS 3/19/15 6:34pm

Elon tops East Carolina for fifth straight win

A six-run sixth inning barrage from the Phoenix offense propelled Elon University's softball squad to a 10-4 home win over the East Carolina University Pirates on Wednesday. Elon now rides a five-game winning streak as it heads into Colonial Athletic Association play this weekend. The Pirates struck first in the top of the first inning as three hits drove across the first run of the game.

NEWS 3/12/15 1:05pm

Softball thrives in early going despite weather

After the Elon University softball team returned from the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Florida, it went nine days without playing a game because of inclement weather. This length of time in the middle of the season with no games or consistent practice regiment can often get the better of a team and cause it to crumble, especially since softball relies on repetition and constantly practicing different skills. “The team loves to play games,” said junior infielder Emily Cameron.

NEWS 3/8/15 9:40pm

Softball beats Hampton on late game sac-fly

The Elon University women’s softball team defeated Hampton University 4-3 on Friday. The teams were tied going into the bottom of the ninth when freshman shortstop Hannah Olson hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score senior third baseman Aly Quintana and give the Phoenix the win. Through two innings, the teams were tied at 1-1.