Saturday, February 20, 2010

49ers softball advances to title game

The Charlotte 49ers softball team swept two games from Toledo Saturday in the First Pitch Classic at the D.L. Phillips Complex to advance to Sunday's championship game. The 49ers (5-0) will face Stony Brook at 1 p.m. Sunday.

In the 49ers' final game of round-robin play, Charlotte came away with a 7-4 victory over Toledo to secure the No. 1 seed going in the semifinals, where they once again faced Toledo, this time winning 4-1 behind a Natalyn Blanton home run in the fourth inning and 10 strikeouts by pitcher Emily Jeffery.

Stony Brook defeated St. Francis, 9-1, in Saturday's second semifinal to advance to the championship game against Charlotte.