Charlotte dropped the third game of the series to William & Mary Sunday afternoon 11-0, struggling to find the strike zone and most importantly, score runs.

Sophomore Josh Maciejewski took the mound for the 49ers in their rubber match against the Tribe, struggling to find the zone in the first, walking three and giving up two runs. Maciejewski settled in, striking out three Tribe batters in the second and third inning, but climbing his pitch count up to 70, making for an early exit for the left-handed pitcher out of Morrisville, N.C.

Colton Laws (0.2 IP, 2 hits, 1 run) took over for Maciejewski, one of nine pitchers used by coach Loren Hibbs throughout the game. Pitchers who received their first action of the season include: Jacob Craver (0.2 IP, 2 hits, 1 run), Nate Traugh (0.2 IP, 1 hit), Holden Capps (2.0 IP, 4 hits, 4 runs), Austin Wynn (0.1 IP, 1 hit), and freshman Drew Morrison (0.1 IP, 2 runs).

The 49ers pitching staff didn’t impress their coaching staff, walking a combined eleven W&M batters, helping create the 11-0 deficit.

Reece Hampton lining a shot back up the middle. Photo by Leysha Caraballo.
Reece Hampton lining a shot back up the middle. Photo by Leysha Caraballo.

Redshirt senior Derek Gallello tried his best to get Charlotte on the board, singling in the first, fifth, and eighth inning, going 3-4 on the day. Zach Jarrett picked up his first hit of the 2016 season, singling to left field in the top of the first, but being one of seven players left on base.

Dan Powers of the Tribe did nothing but impress in his 2016 debut, giving up six hits on zero runs, and striking out three batters. Andrew White and Michael Toner came out of the bullpen, shutting down the 49er offense, sending the Tribe home series winners in Charlotte, NC.

Charlotte looks to bounce back from their series opener with another home series at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium, this time with four games covering a three-day span against Toledo:

Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.

Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.


Trevor Wilt is the co-sports editor for the Niner Times from Concord, North Carolina. He is a communications major with a journalism minor. Trevor also works with the campus radio station, Radio Free Charlotte, where he host his own sports show and also does play-by-play commentating for the men's and women's basketball teams.