Sunday, April 25, 2021

Up Next: Elon

The Cats continue their road trip, on to Elon, NC to face the former SoCon member Phoenix of Elon University for a midweek game. The two teams last faced each other in 2019 in Cullowhee

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 7:00 pm 
Where: Latham Park -  Elon, NC
Radio: Elon radio 
TV/video: Elon YouTube
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Head Coach: Mike Kennedy  - head coach in 25th season - 
Kennedy's Record:  754-581-3 overall 
Alma Mater: Elon - 1991

Kennedy's record vs. WCU:    22-20
Moranda's record vs. Elon:    10-18

2021 Elon Baseball Record: 13-17 overall, 6-6 CAA, 10-7 home, 3-10 away, 0-0 neutral 
2020 Elon Baseball Record: 7-10 overall, 0-0 CAA, 7-6 home, 0-4 away, 0-0 neutral 
The Series: The Cats are23-25 overall against the Phoenix, but lost the last two games played in the series. The Cats are 10-13 overall in games played at Elon

Under Mike Kennedy, Elon has posted a 442-228-1 (.659) record at Latham Park. 

Justin Casella leads the Phoenix at the plate with a .400 average. Tyler Cranston is hitting .379, and Iadisernia is close behind him at .374. Ladisernia has team-highs in at-bats (107), runs (25), hits (40), home runs (8), RBIs (23), total bases (71), and walks (14).   Elon is hitting .255 with a .397 slugging percentage and a .345 on-base percentage.

Elon comes into this game with a series win over UNCW, having split a doubleheader on Sunday.  

Projected Pitching Match-Up: 
WCU – RHP #32 Tristen Campbell (2-0, 4.30) vs. ELON – LHP #26 Liam Dabagian (0-0, 12.00)