ELON, N.C. – With only three conference series remaining, the Elon University baseball team will battle for a spot near the top of the Colonial Athletic Association standings with a three-game series at College of Charleston this weekend. The set will get underway at Patriots Point on Friday, April 28, with a 6 p.m. first pitch. The two are then scheduled to meet at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Phoenix fans can listen to all three games on WSML 104.5 FM / 1200 AM and at elonphoenix.com.
Friday – Elon: So. RH Ryan Conroy (4-4, 3.82 ERA) vs. CofC: Jr. RH Bailey Ober (4-1, 3.94 ERA)
Saturday – Elon: Fr. RH Kyle Brnovich (5-2, 2.21 ERA) vs. CofC: So. LH Evan Sisk (5-0, 2.56 ERA)
Sunday – Elon: Sr. LH Jordan Barrett (2-3, 4.44 ERA) vs. CofC: Fr. RH Jakob Frishmuth (3-3, 6.55 ERA)
Elon and Charleston first met in 1998 with the maroon and gold claiming a 14-4 victory. Most of the 47 games between the two programs have been as conference mates – first in the Southern Conference and now in the CAA. Charleston holds a 28-19 edge in the all-time series and won three of the four meetings last season.
Nearing (and Passing) 100
Two Phoenix players have passed the 100-hit mark for their Elon careers this season. Sophmore Ryne Ogren reached the 100-hit mark with a double in game one at William & Mary. He now has 115 hits. Senior Kyle Jackson notched his 100th hit in an Elon uniform against High Point and now has 107 hits. Jackson is in his second year with the team.
On the mound, senior Jordan Barrett (in his second season in the maroon and gold) picked up the 100th strikeout of his Elon career by striking out the first batter he faced in game two against James Madison. He’s now at 129 career Ks. Senior Nick Beaulac (in his third year with the team) posted his 100th career strikeout against #20 Wake Forest.
Brnovich Racking Up the Ks
Freshman righty Kyle Brnovich has struck out 74 hitters during his rookie campaign. That marks the second-most by an Elon freshman pitcher during the program’s NCAA Division I tenure. The only player with more is Steven Hensley who fanned 96 hitters in 2006.