Sunday, May 9, 2010

Charlotte 49ers softball earns No. 3 seed

The Charlotte 49ers softball team earned the No. 3 seed in the 2010 Atlantic 10 Tournament this week in Amherst, Mass. The 49ers will face Rhode Island, who they swept earlier in the season, on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Charlotte ended the regular season with a 38-16 record and a 15-5 mark in A-10 play.

UMass earned its 22nd regular season title and the top seed in the tournament. UMass highlights the six-team field and is joined by No. 2 Fordham, No. 3 Charlotte, No. 4 Saint Joseph's, No. 5 Saint Louis and No. 6 Rhode Island.

The 20th-ranked Minutemen (38-7-1) posted an unbeaten 15-0-1 Atlantic 10 record and enter the championship riding a nation's-best 24-game winning streak. They are looking for their 22nd tournament title and sixth straight.

Fordham (45-8, 16-2) is make its eight-straight tournament appearance and seeks its first title.