Just like the weather, Elon’s bats grew cold Friday night against the Davidson Wildcats as the Phoenix fell 7-1. Designated hitter Mike Melillo had two of the three Elon’s hits, including a solo home run, which accounted for the lone Phoenix run.
Davidson starter Thomas Middour picked up the win by throwing 6.2 scoreless innings, giving up only two hits, while striking out two and walking five.
Although the 30-degree temperatures cooled the Phoenix bats, the Wildcats were able to launch three homeruns, two of which came off of Phoenix starter Ken Ferrer. Ferrer, who was handed the loss, went 4.2 innings, gave up nine hits and five runs, four earned, while walking three and striking out four.
The loss to Davidson drops Elon’s overall record to 8-5 and their conference record falls to 3-3. Davidson raises their overall record to 8-6 and their conference record improves to 3-1.
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Andy Sadler – Color Announcer
Brian Dudiak – Host/ Color Announcer
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The Phoenix and Wildcats are scheduled to play again tomorrow afternoon at 1:00. Jimmy Reyes is the tentative starter for the Phoenix and Chris Kennedy is expected to start for the Wildcats.