Monday, April 26, 2010

49ers earn A-10 baseball and softball honors

--Charlotte 49ers junior first baseman Ryan Rivers was named co-Atlantic 10 baseball player of the week. The 6-foot-5, 231-pound native of Baltimore, batted .579 (11-for-19) with nine runs scored and a pair of home runs in five games last week. Rivers had four multi-hit performances and drove in seven runs. He also had three walks and a pair of doubles and went 3-for-5 with two homers on Apr. 23 in Charlotte’s 7-4 win over George Washington.

--Charlotte 49ers freshman Bri Gwaltney, who plays first base, was named the Atlantic 10's softball rookie of the week. Gwaltney recorded a hit in every game of the week including two for extra-bases in the series opener against Elon. Against the Phoenix, she blasted her fourth home run of the season, the fourth-most hit by a Charlotte freshman. On the week, she drove in three runs to push her season total to 25, fifth-most by a 49ers freshman.