Friday, March 21, 2014

Baseball: at Elon

The Catamounts travel to Burlington, NC to open conference play with a three game series against the Elon Phoenix for the final time at Latham Park.

Western Carolina and Elon have met 74 times on the baseball diamond, with Elon leading the all-time series 47-27. The two first met in a 5-4 Elon victory in 1939.  In 2011, the teams played the longest-ever game in the SoCon Tournament – a 20-inning affair won 10-7 by the Catamounts.

The Phoenix come into this weekend's series with a 13-7 overall record and are 2-1 in conference play, having won their series against Georgia Southern, 2-1. The Phoenix own a 9-4 home record this season.

Game times are set for 6 p.m. on Friday, 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.   All three games will be carried by the Catamount Sports Network 

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday
Elon - RH Lucas Bakker (3-1, 1.27 ERA)
Western Carolina - RH Jeremy Null (2-0, 1.45 ERA)

Saturday
Elon - LH Jake Stalzer (3-2, 1.65 ERA)
Western Carolina - LH Bryan Sammons (4-1, 6.35 ERA)

Sunday
Elon - RH Michael Elefante (4-0, 1.63 ERA)
Western Carolina - RH Jordan Smith (2-2, 5.17 ERA)

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