Thursday, May 3, 2012

Baseball: Previewing the Phoenix

Elon, NC - The Elon Phoenix enter Saturday's first game of the series with an overall record of 27-21, and they are 16-8 in conference games, ranking them tied with Samford for third place.

The Phoenix are below 50 in RPI, and are currently 9-2 against teams with an RPI of 50-100 (the Cats are currently 87).  This season, Elon is 17-5 in games played at Latham Park, with home sweeps against Georgia Southern and Greensboro,  and won 2 of 3 against ASU.   The Phoenix are coming off a 2 game mid-week series against Wake Forest, losing on the road and winning at home.

Picked to finish fourth in the coaches preseason poll, Elon returned seven starters including preseason all-conference picks Alex Swim and Sebastian Gomez.