ELON, N.C. – The Elon softball team added a new opponent to its 2013 schedule, as the Phoenix will host Manhattan College on Sunday, March 3, in a doubleheader with the first pitch slated for 12:30 p.m. and the following game scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Hunt Softball Park.
This will be the first ever meeting between Elon and Manhattan, a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The Jaspers had its season-opening invitational rained out last weekend and will now open their 2013 campaign at Liberty on Saturday, March 2, prior to the matchup with the Phoenix.
The Phoenix (6-5) dropped its most recent contest on Thursday, Feb. 28, against No. 23 Virginia Tech in a 2-1 pitchers’ duel. Kayla Caruso pitched her fourth consecutive complete game and allowed only one earned run and had three strikeouts.
Reigning Southern Conference Player of the Week Tomeka Watson enters Sunday’s contest on a eight game hitting streak, the second longest in her career. Elon is leading the SoCon in a number of offensive categories, including home runs (16), RBI (54), slugging percentage (.577), on-base percentage (.411) and is the only team currently batting over .300 (.320).
Elon will travel to Charlotte on Wednesday, March 6, for a doubleheader with the 49ers. That game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.