BROOKLINE, Mass. – The Elon University baseball made a season-high four errors as the Phoenix dropped a 9-3 decision in game three of its Colonial Athletic Association series at Northeastern on Sunday afternoon.
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Ty Adcock recorded three of Elon’s four hits on the day as he doubled and drove in two for the Phoenix (17-15, 4-5 CAA).
For Northeastern (18-10, 5-1 CAA), Scott Holzwasser homered and drove in two, while Mason Koppens had a pair of hits, scored twice and drove in one.
Ryan Conroy (1-3) took the loss after he allowed eight runs (three earned) over 5.1 innings. Conroy struck out five hitters.
The win went to Sean Mellen (7-1) who shut the Phoenix out for 6.0 innings. He allowed just two hits and struck out six.
How It Happened: Northeastern scored a single run in each of the first four innings to build a 4-0 lead. The first two were unearned before Holzwasser led off the third with his third home run of the season. A leadoff triple was cashed in on a sacrifice fly in the fourth.
The Huskies extended the lead to 8-0 thanks to a four-run sixth during which Elon committed a pair of errors. Northeastern loaded the bases with one out after an error and back-to-back singles. A third consecutive single, this one from Charlie McConnell, scored the first tally of the inning. A bases-loaded walk forced home a second run. The Phoenix looked like they may escape the inning there, but a potential double play was turned into a fielder’s choice as the throw to first was off the mark. The error allowed the fourth run of the inning to cross the plate.
After Northeastern got one in the last of the seventh, Elon got on the board in the eighth. Garrett Stonehouseled off with a walk and moved to second when Jack Roberts was hit by a pitch with one out. Liam O’Regan followed with a single to center to load the bases before Joe Satterfield lifted a sacrifice fly to center to make it a 9-1 game. An error loaded the bases for Adcock who delivered his third hit of the day, this one a two-RBI single.
Notes: Satterfield saw his streak of reaching safely snapped at 21 straight contests, while Cam Devanney’s streak ended at 18 straight games… Elon allowed 12 unearned runs across the three games of the series.
On Deck: Elon returns home to open up a 10-game homestand on Wednesday, April 11 against the East Carolina Pirates.