Elon baseball tops Northeastern
BROOKLINE, Mass. A dominating pitching performance from senior Michael Elefante and some timely hitting lifted the Elon baseball team to a 2-0 victory over the Northeastern Huskies Saturday afternoon at Friedman Diamond.
The Maroon and Gold recorded its first shutout since a 1-0 win over Georgia Southern on March 14, 2014.
The Phoenix (11-20, 3-7 Colonial Athletic Association) saw Ryne Ogren go 3-for-4 with one RBI, while Tyler McVicar was 1-for-3 and drove in a run.
The game was scoreless through three innings before the Phoenix broke through for a run in the fourth. With runners on first and second and one out, McVicar sent an 0-1 pitch through the right side for an RBI single to give the Phoenix a 1-0 advantage.
Ogren's two out infield single in the seventh inning ended the scoring.
Elefante (1-1) threw eight innings, limiting the Huskies (15-13, 4-3) to two hits and two walks. He struck out a career-high 11 hitters.
The loss went to Huskies' starter James Mulry, who allowed only an unearned run in six innings of work.
Chris Hall tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to pick up his sixth save of the year.
Duke: With Clemson down to its last out, Chris Okey belted a two-run triple in the top of the ninth to propel the Tigers past Duke, 3-2, on a blustery Saturday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field. Both runs were unearned, reaching base courtesy of an error and a walk before Okrey’s hit.
UNC: Third-ranked North Carolina got a career-high 13 saves from backup goalie Megan Ward and beat No. 5 Louisville, 13-12, on Saturday afternoon. Marie McCool had a hat trick in the second half to lead a balanced attack as the Tar Heels won their eighth consecutive game and improved to 11-2 overall this season, 5-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Campbell: Kaki Armiger picked off a pass with four seconds to go to preserve Campbell’s narrow 11-10 victory over Liberty at Barker-Lane Stadium. Kayla Reilly led the Camels (8-6, 4-1 Big South) with a career-high seven points on a two goals and five assists.
Duke: Fifteenth-ranked Duke outscored No. 11 Boston College 5-1 in the final 18 minutes to key a 12-8 victory over the Eagles Saturday at Koskinen Stadium. The Senior Day win sent the Blue Devils to 9-5 on the season and 4-1 in ACC play, while Boston College dropped to 7-6 overall and 1-5 in conference action.
Track And Field
Duke: The Duke men’s and women’s track & field teams wrapped up the final day of the Spec Towns Invitational Saturday in Athens, Ga., highlighted by a pair of wins on the track. After winning the women’s 1,500 yesterday, senior Anima Banks picked up another victory by placing first in the women’s 800 with a time of 2:06.64, followed by classmate Olivia Anderson in third at 2:11.24.
On the men’s side, sophomore Kyle Carrozza picked up the win for the Blue Devils, logging a time of 9:27.77 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
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