The Citadel’s Matt Crim picked up the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week award by giving The Citadel a complete game shutout over Applachin State on April 14th. He struck out nine batters while only giving up nine hits and a walk in the 17-0 shutout. Elon’s Chase Austin was named the Southern Conference Player of the Week by hitting .692 (9-13) in the weekend series with the Furman Paladins.
The Elon Phoenix picked up a 12-8 victory over The Citadel to take the rubber game of their series. The Phoenix was led on offense by Pat Irvine who went 3-4 with 3 RBIs and a homer. Ryan Addison also had a big day by going 4-5 with two runs scored. Will Romanowicz went 7.1 innings while giving up six runs but got his third victory of the season. Justin Smith started for the Bulldogs and was roughed up for seven runs in five innings. The Citadel will host Brown for a two game set on Tuesday and Wednesday. Elon will host South Carolina on Tuesday.
The Citadel Recap
Elon Recap (Not available now)
The Citadel evened their series with Elon on Saturday with a 8-6 victory in SoCon baseball action. Sonny Meade led the Bulldogs attack with a 2-3 with 2 RBI game. Matt Crim picked up the win by lasting five innings and giving up three runs.
The Citadel will open Southern Conference play this weekend with a three game set with Elon. The Citadel enter with a 15-5 overall record. Elon has a 12-11 record overall by a 2-1 record in the conference after taking 2 out of 3 games last weekend with Appalachian State.
The Elon Baseball team has released their 2007 schedule. They open the season in the Springmaid Beach Resort Tournament hosted by Coastal Carolina where they will take on UVA, Coastal Carolina, and North Florida. They also have a trip to Miami to face the Hurricanes for a three game set before opening the season in the Southern Conference. They have big weekday home games against North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wake Forest to name a few. The full schedule is available here. The athletic department also has posted some news and notes in this press release which was released today.
The Western Carolina Catamounts were picked by Collegiate Baseball to win the Southern Conference in 2007. The full press release from Western Carolina is available here.
Projected Order of Finish
1. Western Carolina
2. College of Charleston
4. UNC Greensboro
5. The Citadel
6. Georgia Southern
8. Appalachian State