Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Charlotte baseball boasts top players

Some Niner notables this week:
  • Two Charlotte baseball players are ranked among the nation's best at their respective positions according to new rankings by Catcher Chris Taylor is ranked fourth nationally by position in the country and Brad McElroy is listed as 14th-best among outfielders. Taylor is on the list for the six consecutive week, while McElroy is making his first appearance. Taylor is batting .363 for the season with 10 homers and 43 RBIs. McElroy currently holds a 26-game hitting streak, one short of the second-longest in school history. He leads Charlotte at a .397 batting average, with a team-best 54 hits, 13 doubles and 46 runs scored.
  • Charlotte women's basketball senior guard Sabrina Gregory was named to the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete team for the second straight season. Gregory has a 3.74 GPA in mathematics for business and was recently named first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District for the second consecutive season.
  • Freshman Charlotte softball pitcher Katy Hackett was named Atlantic 10 Softball co-rookie of the Week, league officials announced Monday, marking her first conference weekly mention. Hackett held conference rival Saint Louis to just two hits in the first game of doubleheader action Saturday afternoon, and credited with the save in game two of the series.