Charlotte's ace pitcher Emily Jeffrey struck out 17 batters to lead the 49ers to a 8-1 softball victory at South Carolina on Tuesday and broke the school's single-game record for strikeouts in the process.
Jeffery, a senior from Matthews who starred at Butler High, previously held the record of 15 strikeouts set against Saint Bonaventure last April.
"It was an outstanding performance by Emily and our offense was explosive as well so overall it was a great team effort," said Charlotte coach Aimee DeVos.
Jeffery struck out every batter in the lineup except the ninth batter, Hannah Milks, and fanned the first two batters, Lauren Lackey and Briana Hamilton, a combined seven times. The 49ers (7-0) totaled 13 hits in the game, including four singles in the fourth inning and three singles in the sixth.