ELON, N.C. – Every Monday, Phoenix fans can get a look at the week ahead with our “Elon Athletics Weekly Update” feature when we will preview all the week’s upcoming events for our sports teams. “Follow us” on Twitter at @elonphoenix and @elonscores, “Like” Elon Phoenix on Facebook and continue to check elonphoenix.com to stay current on all things Elon Athletics.
Baseball (18-19, 9-6 CAA)
Elon at UNCG, Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m., Greensboro, N.C.
Elon at Campbell, Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., Buies Creek, N.C.
Elon vs. UNCW, Friday – Sunday, April 24 – 26, at 6:30/4/1:30 p.m., Latham Park
• Elon won two of its three games last week, taking a league series at Towson.
• The Phoenix will play two midweek contests this week. First, Elon will make the short trip to UNCG to try to sweep the season series with the Spartans. The following day, the maroon and gold returns to Campbell for its second tilt with the Fighting Camels.
• Elon will return home to Latham Park this weekend to face a top-25 program for a league series as the UNCW Seahawks come to town. The two teams split two games a year ago, each winning at home.
• Following Sunday’s game, Elon coaches and players will again be shaving heads to raise money for The Vs. Cancer Foundation to battle childhood cancers. Fans can make a donation towards the cause by visiting team.vs-cancer.org/elonbaseball. Over the past three years, Elon’s head-shaving efforts have raised over $43,000 for this cause.
Elon Spring Game, Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m., Rhodes Stadium
• The Elon football squad will conclude its spring practice session with its annual Spring Game this Saturday at 7 p.m.
• Fans will be able to get an early look at the 2015 Phoenix squad with this scrimmage.
• A 2015 schedule poster will be available for free at the Spring Game
• Prior to the Elon football Spring Game and in conjunction with Elon baseball’s key CAA series against UNCW, the Elon Department of Athletics is hosting a block party on Bank of American Drive from 3-7 p.m. Entry is free and all fans are welcome to attend. Additional details will be announced later this week.
Elon at CAA Championship, Friday – Sunday, April 24 – 26, Southport, N.C.
• The Elon men’s golf team will participate in its first-ever CAA Championship this weekend. The conference showcase will be played at St. James Plantation and will feature all nine league programs.
• The Phoenix comes into the event off of a seventh-place finish at the Greenbrier Intercollegiate.
• Junior Jonathan DiIanni has won two CAA Golfer of the Week honors this year.
Softball (26-15, 8-7 CAA)
Elon vs. Longwood, Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m., Hunt Softball Park
Elon at North Carolina, Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., at Chapel Hill, N.C.
Elon at James Madison, Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, at 1/3/1 p.m., at Harrisonburg, N.C.
• The Phoenix has a five-game slate this week with single early-week games versus Longwood and North Carolina before traveling to James Madison for a Colonial Athletic Association series this upcoming weekend.
• Elon earned its first-ever win over Hofstra in the series finale on Sunday, 5-2. Alaina Hall had three hits in the game, her team-best 15th multi-hit game of the season.
• Emily Roper received her CAA-leading 16th hit-by-pitch of the year on Sunday against the Pride. As a team, the Phoenix has 48 hit-by-pitches this year, the most-ever for the program at the Division I level.
• Elon currently sits in third place in the CAA standings. Only James Madison (14-0) and Hofstra (11-3) better the Phoenix’s 8-7 record in the league standings.