ELON, N.C. – The Elon University softball announced its 2014 fall schedule as released by Phoenix head coach Kathy Bocock on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The maroon and gold opens its eight-game slate this Friday, Sept. 19, with a doubleheader at North Carolina.
“We’re very excited with our fall season starting up this weekend at UNC,” said Bocock, who is entering her fourth season at the helm of the Phoenix softball program. “These games and practices always help us evaluate our team and what we need to work on as we move forward into the spring. As we look forward to our first year in the Colonial Athletic Association, these games will certainly help us prepare for the new conference.”
Elon will face the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 19, in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 21, the Phoenix travel to local rival and former conference foe UNCG for another twin bill starting at 1 p.m.
The Phoenix hosts Pfeiffer on Sunday, Oct. 5 in the first home game of the fall at Hunt Softball Park at 2 p.m. Elon then welcomes NC Central to its home park on Friday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m.
Elon heads to NC State for its final two games of the fall on Friday, Oct. 24, with a doubleheader against the Wolfpack. Those games are slated to begin at 5 p.m.
Elon returns five position starters and all of its pitching from last year’s squad. The Phoenix will also enter its first year as a member of the CAA in 2015.
2014 Elon Softball Fall Schedule
Friday, Sept. 19 – at North Carolina (DH), 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21 – at UNCG (DH), 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5 – vs. Pfeiffer, 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 10 – vs. NC Central, 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24 – at NC State (DH), 5 p.m.