Wednesday’s Elon Baseball Game vs. Davidson Moved to Elon

Posted by Press Release on March 3, 2015 at 4:33 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – Another day, another schedule change for the Elon baseball team. The Phoenix was originially scheduled to play Wednesday, March 4, at Davidson, but unplayable field conditions have moved the game to Elon’s Latham Park. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Live Coverage
Fans can follow the Phoenix via live stats by going to the Elon baseball schedule page at elonphoenix.com. Twitter updates will be posted on the @ElonScores account or fans can register to have score updates texted to their phone.

Starting Pitchers
Wednesday, March 4
Elon: LHP Jake Stalzer (1-1, 5.79 ERA, 9.1 IP, 8 K)
Davidson: TBA

The Series
Davidson and Elon have played a total of 72 games prior to Wednesday’s bout. The maroon and gold boasts a 39-32-1 overall record against the Wildcats. The two first met on April 10, 1908, a game that Davidson won 4-2. Last season, when both teams were members of the Southern Conference, the Wildcats won two of the three meetings at Elon.

Coaching Continuity
Elon skipper Mike Kennedy is in his 19th year at the helm of his alma mater, but what may be more impressive is the tenure of his staff. Associate head coach Greg Starbuck is in his 17th season at Elon and assistant coach Robbie Huffstetler is in his 12th year in the maroon and gold. That group is one of just six in Division I baseball to have been together for at least 12 seasons. The others are Minnesota (33/30/17), Lamar (38/17/15), Miami (22/16/13), Virginia (12/12/12) and Gonzaga (12/12/12).

Starting Strong
A year after scoring just 26 first-inning runs in 2014, Elon has plated nine runs in the opening frame this year. The Phoenix scored in the first inning of each of its first six games in 2015.

CAA Era Begins
On July 1, 2014, Elon became a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and enters its first foray into CAA play this season. The Phoenix’s first league series will come at home against James Madison from March 20-22.

On Deck
Elon will face another former SoCon rival this weekend as the Phoenix will visit The Citadel for three games. Friday’s first pitch is set for 6 p.m. in Charleston, S.C. The teams will then play at 2 p.m. on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.


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