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Elon baseball team knocks off Wake Forest; big conference series ahead

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By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

In what shapes up as perhaps the biggest week of the season for Elon’s baseball team is off to a stellar start.

The Phoenix upended No. 2 Wake Forest 5-3 on Tuesday night at Latham Park.

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Elon (20-9) beat a team ranked in the top two nationally for the third time in 18 all-time attempts.

Tanner Holliman homered and five Elon relievers combined for six scoreless innings after Wake Forest (26-4) scored three first-inning runs. Spencer Bauer (3-0) worked two innings for the victory, and Ben Simon notched his sixth save.

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LET THE CELEBRATING BEGIN


The outcome avenged Elon’s 20-0 loss March 21 in Winston-Salem. It’s the first victory for the Phoenix at home against Wake Forest since 2012.

Elon has won three in a row and 13 of its last 15 games.

Next for the Phoenix (10-2 Colonial Athletic Association) is a monumental three-game CAA series against visiting UNC Wilmington (18-10, 9-3), which is second in the league.

The teams meet Friday night and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Photos courtesy of Elon Athletics

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