Monday, March 14, 2011

Deacons pay 49ers a visit

-- The Charlotte 49ers get a dose of ACC baseball competition this week, as they host Wake Forest Tuesday at 6 p.m. and play at Duke on Wednesday. Charlotte (12-3) just won two games in a three-game series against Ball State.

Righthander Joe Yermal (0-0) will start for Charlotte against the Deacons (6-9), who took two out of three over the weekend against North Carolina. Duke (13-4) just won two of three against N.C. State and is home Tuesday against N.C. Central before facing Charlotte on Wednesday at Jack Coombs Field.

-- Charlotte pitcher Corey Roberts (Olympic High) was named co-player of the week in the Atlantic 10. Roberts threw the 49ers' first complete game since 2009 when he beat Ball State 7-1 on Saturday. Roberts is 3-0 with an ERA of 1.33.

It's the fourth straight week the 49ers have had a player win conference honors: Outfielder Tony Montalbano was the player of the week for February 21 and Micah Bryan and Justin Seager were named the league's top rookies the next two weeks.