ELON, N.C. – The 2015 regular season will come to a close for the Elon baseball squad as the Phoenix ventures to Greenville, N.C., to take on the East Carolina Pirates at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.
Elon Vs. Cancer
For the fourth straight year, the Elon baseball team will join forces with much of the collegiate baseball family to help raise money to fight childhood cancer. This season, the Phoenix held its head-shaving event following its Sunday game with Delaware. So far, Elon has raised over $30,000 for the Vs. Cancer Foundation.
In the past three years, Elon’s head-shaving events raised over $43,000 that went toward fighting childhood cancer.
To donate, visit team.vs-cancer.org/elonbaseball.
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. Fans can also listen to the game live on WSML 104.5 FM and 1200 AM.
Tuesday, May 12
East Carolina: TBA
Including a three-game series earlier this year, Elon has played 74 games against East Carolina. The maroon and gold is 30-43-1 all-time against the Pirates.
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).
CAA Tournament Spot Clinched
With its Sunday win at Hofstra, Elon secured a spot in the upcoming, six-team CAA Tournament. The league showcase will be be played at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., from May 20-23. The Phoenix will either be seeded third or fourth in the event.
Stalzer’s Streak Snapped
Elon lefty Jake Stalzer recently had a streak where he did not allow a walk for 17.1 innings. Stalzer’s streak came to a close in the third inning of the May 10 game against Delaware.
Elon Baseball Live Radio Show
The Elon Baseball Live Radio Show will be broadcast once more this spring. Each show is broadcast live from Mellow Mushroom on Huffman Mill Road in Burlington from 7-8 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come out to the show to hear from Phoenix head coach Mike Kennedy and select players. The final date will be May 18.
The Phoenix will participate in its first CAA Tournament as either the number three or four seed. The championship, which will be held in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., begins on May 20.