Miles Garrett

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Baseball seeking balance between strong pitching, struggling offense

3/14/17 10:30am

As the Elon University baseball team concludes its first month of play, a happy medium between offense and pitching has yet to be reached. In a role reversal from previous Elon teams, it’s the pitching that has emerged as the strength of this year’s club, with a team ERA of 4.11 checking in at nearly two and a half runs lower than last year.

Burnett leads women's basketball to 62-45 win on Senior Night

2/27/16 2:51pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team came into Alumni Gym Friday night with an opportunity to affirm itself in fourth place in the CAA. With a star-effort performance from sophomore guard Shay Burnett, the Phoenix beat the University of Delaware 62-45 to confirm its new standing in the CAA with an opportunity looming ahead Sunday against top-ranked James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

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.

James Madison commands CAA Tournament pack

3/12/15 1:21pm

As the Colonial Athletic Association  Men’s Basketball Tournament comes to a close, it is time to look forward to the CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament held in Upper Marlboro, Maryland March 12-15. A number of teams ranked in the middle of a crowded CAA pack that all yielded similar conference records.

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.

Final loss representative of Elon's fighting attitude

3/7/15 4:05pm

BALTIMORE — Getting off the mat and fighting until the very end. It’s been the common theme all season for the Elon University men’s basketball team. In its quarterfinal against the College of William & Mary on Saturday, the Phoenix was ousted from the CAA Tournament after being down by as much as 18 points early in the second half. Elon played the No.

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.

Elon wins overtime thriller against Towson in first round of CAA Tournament

3/6/15 10:51pm

BALTIMORE — The Elon University men’s basketball team got off to a fast start in its inaugural tournament game in the CAA. But it came down to what it did in the end. After hitting a surge of 3-pointers throughout the game, the Phoenix held on to oust the Towson University Tigers, a team the Phoenix hadn’t beaten in two prior tries this season, 74-69 in overtime of a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament opening round game on Friday, March 6 at Royal Farms Arena. “Towson is tough and they fought us until the end,” Elon head coach Matt Matheny said.

CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Preview

3/4/15 10:57pm

The regular season has come to a close for teams in the Colonial Athletic Association. As teams prepare for the conference tournament, their focus lies with the potential of earning an NCAA Tournament bid. The CAA Tournament, held in Baltimore, will feature four teams with identical conference records at the top   — University of North Carolina at Wilmington, College of William & Mary, James Madison University and Northeastern University.

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.