Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What the 49ers know about the '09 baseball season

The Charlotte 49ers have not completed the 2008 baseball season, but they know a few things about next season.

The 49ers (40-14), who open play in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament on Thursday in Camden, N.J., will again play nine three-game series with A-10 teams next season, but five will be on the road and four will be at home.

Once again, Saint Louis will be Charlotte's "travel partner," the only school the 49ers are guaranteed to play every season. With the way the scheduling falls, Charlotte will spend much of next April on the road.

In addition, Charlotte will again play a home-and-home series with perennial power North Carolina - one game at the Tar Heels' redone Boshamer Stadium and a second game at Charlotte's Hayes Stadium.

The Tar Heels have won 13 consecutive games against the 49ers dating back to the 1992 season. The teams' game at Hayes Stadium this season set a 49ers school-record with an overflow crowd of 3,236 fans.


Anonymous said...

Great season Niners!! Anyone know if McElroy will be playing this week. They need his bat in the lineup!

Anonymous said...

Brad is a great player, making All Conference again this year. Luckily, Cory Tilton has filled in nicely and leads the team in batting average for the month of May hitting mostly in the 7 hole. He doesn't have the power that MCElroy has, but he's probably the center fielder of the future for the Niners. VCT3