Monday, January 12, 2009

Niners baseball named A-10 favorite

--- The Charlotte 49ers baseball team has been picked by the league's head coaches to win the 2009 Atlantic 10 baseball championship. The 49ers topped the preseason poll followed by Xavier and Rhode Island.

Charlotte is coming off consecutive 40-game seasons and became the first A10 program since Virginia Tech in 1999-2000 to win consecutive league titles and seek to become the first to win three in a row. Charlotte has a record of 92-28 over the past two seasons and will be led this year by junior first baseball Rob Lyerly, a second-team preseason All-American selection by Collegiate Baseball.

The rest of the preseason poll: Richmond, Dayton, Temple, George Washington, Duquesne, Fordham, St. Bonaventure, Massachusetts, Saint Louis, Saint Joseph's and La Salle.

The six-team conference baseball championship is May 20-23 in Dayton, Ohio, at Fifth Third Field.

--- Charlotte sophomore men's basketball forward Charles Dewhurst had successful surgery on Friday to repair a dislocated right knee and accompanying ligament damage.

The damage was more extensive than first thought and will likely require extended rehabilitation time, team officials said. Dewhurst is still expected to make a full recovery but will need six to eight months.

Dewhurst is expected to be unable to participate in the 2009 Maccabiah Games July 12-23 in Israel. He was invited to play on the U.S. open men's basketball team which will be coached by Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl. With his extended recovery time, it will be virtually impossible for Dewhurst to make the team.


Anonymous said...

shouldn't it read, "junior first baseman" and not first baseball?

Go Bonnies!

Anonymous said...

92-28 record?? Jeez I had no idea! Well done

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else wonder if Lutz actually watches the same games we do ? After listening to his post game comments about the team not taking any bad or forced shots ???
Charlie Coley launched four 18 footers in the first five minutes when he should be camped under the boards waiting to rebound...what he does best! Our starting center already lives beyong the arch bricking threes the whole night !

Jon said...

Any word on Coleman's xrays/MRIs yesterday? Is he a go for LaSalle???