Wednesday, April 21, 2010

49ers tie record for consecutive home wins

The Charlotte 49ers didn’t have too much of a problem tying the school record for consecutive home wins. Breaking it will be another matter.

Senior catcher Zane Williams homered for the third straight game to help the 49ers to a 13-1 victory Wednesday night over N.C. Central at Hayes Stadium. It’s Charlotte’s 17th consecutive home win, which ties a record set over the 2007-08 seasons.

Charlotte (27-8, 10-2) takes to the road for a three-game series this weekend against Atlantic 10 rival George Washington (19-17, 9-3).

But awaiting Charlotte when it attempts to break the record for consecutive home wins is perennial power North Carolina. The teams meet at 6 p.m. next Wednesday

In the 49ers’ win over N.C. Central, freshman Sean Pope, who starred at North Mecklenburg, earned his second win in three starts (2-0). He pitched five innings, allowed three hits and two walks and struck out three.