Sports


SPORTS 4/3/16 12:00pm

Softball sweeps doubleheader against Charleston Saturday

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.


SPORTS 4/2/16 9:34pm

Charleston rallies, sinks Elon baseball Saturday afternoon

No matter how many pitchers head coach Mike Kennedy sent out late in the game, the Elon University baseball team could not stop the damage. Kennedy used five pitchers in the seventh inning and three more in the eighth, but the Phoenix allowed three runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth in a 6-2 loss Saturday afternoon at Latham Park. “We haven’t been good enough to throw guys for a full inning,” Kennedy said.


SPORTS 4/2/16 3:15pm

Baseball surges past Charleston 9-6 Friday

The Phoenix’s four run eighth inning propelled the Elon University baseball team to a 9-6 series-opening victory over the College of Charleston in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play. “When we need to, like in that last inning right there, we came through.


SPORTS 3/30/16 2:00pm

Baseball falls to Wake Forest Tuesday

The Elon University’s baseball team lost its fifth straight game Tuesday night, falling 4-3 to Wake Forest University at Latham Park. The Demon Deacons scored two runs in the top of the seventh after Elon pitchers walked the bases loaded to start the inning.


SPORTS 3/17/16 12:45pm

Walking up to the plate with a beat

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.


SPORTS 3/16/16 1:00pm

Softball outfielders pushing each other to success

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.


SPORTS 3/16/16 10:00am

Column: Baseball offense finds new contributions ahead of CAA play

Two unlikely heroes rescued the Elon University baseball team’s weekend from falling into the ground. A pair of infielders, senior Danny Lynch and freshman Ryne Ogren, provided the necessary sparks that led to two victories against The Citadel, bringing the Phoenix to .500 for the first time this season. Elon lost 13-8 to the Bulldogs on March 11 in poor fashion — the Phoenix handed the game away.


SPORTS 3/15/16 5:55pm

Women's basketball heading to WNIT

Junior guard Shay Burnett said the Elon University women’s basketball team has embraced a new mindset since hearing they made the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). “We’re all looking at it as, ‘Forget Spring Break.


SPORTS 3/15/16 5:49pm

Perfect game starts masterful pitching weekend for softball

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].”


SPORTS 3/14/16 3:16pm

Softball sweeps weekend home tournament with extra-innings win Sunday

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.


SPORTS 3/14/16 12:26pm

Campus Recreation hosts Battleship: A board game with a splash

When walking past the pool in the Koury Athletic Center, you will usually see people swimming or diving but last Friday was not your typical day as Campus Recreation made a splash by clearing the swimming lanes at Beck Pool and dropping in canoes for an event adapted from a classic board game. The game is called Battleship and the title is not the only thing the board game and the Campus Recreation event have in common.


SPORTS 3/12/16 9:53pm

Women's lacrosse routs Holy Cross Saturday morning

In its first game since losing eight days ago, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team defeated the College of the Holy Cross 14-3 Saturday morning at Rudd Field. Sophomore attacker Stephanie Asher scored five goals, including three in a two-and-a-half minute span early in the second half.


SPORTS 3/10/16 11:40pm

Women's basketball falls apart in fourth at CAA Tournament

UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND — The Elon University women’s basketball team fell apart in the fourth quarter, losing to the University of Delaware 57-50 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Thursday afternoon. “They say it’s hard to beat a team three times in a row, and I guess that proved to be true today,” said head coach Charlotte Smith.