Thursday, May 16, 2013

Big baseball series for 49ers

-- Charlotte takes a nine-game winning streak into a crucial regular-season ending baseball series at Saint Louis, which begins Thursday night. The 49ers (32-19, 16-5), have a one-game lead over the Billikens (34-17, 15-6) and La Salle (24-24, 15-6), can clinch the top seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament next week at Hayes Stadium.

There are a few ways for the 49ers to do that: sweep the Billikens; win the series against Saint Louis and La Salle fail to sweep George Washington; win two games against Saint Louis (winning a tiebreaker with La Salle if the Explorers sweep GW); win one game against Saint Louis with La Salle winning two of three against GW (Charlotte wins the tiebreaker).

Charlotte is led by Justin Seager, who is second in the A-10 in hitting (.368) and was 7-for-11 in a sweep of Dayton last weekend. Tyler Barnette (5-3, 3.81 ERA) starts Thursday for Charlotte.

-- The 49ers broke their baseball home-attendance season record Sunday against Dayton. Charlotte has drawn 35,104 fans in 35 games this season. It's the first time in school history the 49ers have broken the 35,000-fan barrier.

-- The 49ers' golf team is competing in its ninth consecutive NCAA regional beginning Thursday morning at the Ohio State Golf Club Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. The 49ers, led by two-time A-10 medalist Raoul Menard, are one of 13 teams in Columbus and are paired with Virginia and San Francisco in Thursday's first round.



Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Niners win 1st game 10-7 for 10th consecutive win and at least a share of conference regular season title. I can't believe it took 9 wins in a row to get any mention in this paper, and that mention is in the blog. It would have been headlines if we had lost 9 or 10 in a row.

Anonymous said...

Winning a A10 baseball championship is like a gold metal in the special olympics

Anonymous said...

Well, gold IS a metal that could be fashioned into a medal.