Sunday, April 18, 2010

49ers baseball and softball update

BASEBALL: Charlotte shortstop Justin Roland set a career high with five RBIs and senior catcher Zane Williams tied his career-best day with four hits as the 49ers extended their home winning streak to 15 games in a 14-2 rout of Dayton on Sunday.

Charlotte improved to 25-8 overall and remains in first place in the Atlantic 10 with a 10-2 record. Dayton (16-20, 3-7) was the preseason pick to win the league this season.

Charlotte is 9-0 in conference home games this season, and batted .377 as a team for the weekend against Dayton. The 49ers outscored the Flyers 36-6 in the three-game sweep. Dayton entered the weekend with a league-high 77 runs scored in A-10 games.

The 49ers return to action on Tuesday when they host Wake Forest at 6 p.m. at Hayes Stadium.

SOFTBALL: A one-hit performance by Emily Jeffery Game 1 and a two-hit shutout by Katy Hackett in Game 2 pushed Charlotte (31-12, 10-2 A-10) to a sweep of two victories Sunday in softball.

The 49ers have won six straight league games and all eight conference home games this season. The win in the opener also pushed Charlotte to at least 30 wins for the fifth consecutive season - a school record.