In their first real taste of out-of-conference play since the 2019 season, the Fairfield University baseball team opened the season’s floodgates with a decisive series win over the Elon University Phoenix. 

The Stags capped off their first game in the series with a 6-3 victory over the Phoenix. Senior Michael Sansone played five innings, striking out an impressive eight batters. The Cheshire, Conn. native would step aside the next game for Jake Noviello ‘22, who would go on to pitch four innings the next day. 

On their second attempt to bolster the Stags, Elon would come up short once again, this time by a score of 5-3 in favor of Fairfield. 

Sadly, in the third and final competition of the series, Elon got the upper hand of Fairfield in a 4-7 showing. Even with impressive feats like Mike Becchetti ‘24’s long-distance home run, it unfortunately was not enough to rally past the Phoenix. 

After four days of rest, the Stags will return back to play in a three game series over the weekend at Kennesaw State University. 

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