Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Several 49ers make All-Conference

Charlotte 49ers baseball players filled the Atlantic 10 Conference all-conference and all-rookie teams for the 2008 season. A total of nine players were named first or second-team all-conference.

On the list of award winners provided by the conference, there was one other player listed from Charlotte but not with the 49ers.

Freshman designated hitter Byron McKoy of Temple, who played last season for Independence High in Mint Hill, was named second-team all-conference and also named to the league's all-rookie team. McKoy hit .357 on the season and had six home runs and 30 RBIs.

At Independence, McKoy was a two-time all-Southwestern 4AA selection and summer baseball for the South Charlotte Panthers.