Holden Derrick

Holden Derrick is a sports writer with the Niner Times from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a Marketing major and a journalism minor. When he has free time, Holden is at some sort of sporting events or spending time with his friends and family.

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Charlotte women’s soccer rallies, but falls short against Georgia Southern

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte women’s soccer rallies, but falls short against Georgia Southern

Three second half goals by the Charlotte 49ers (2-2-0) weren’t enough to pick up the victory on Sunday afternoon, as a late overtime goal by the Georgia Southern Eagles (1-2-1) resulted in a 4-3 loss for the 49ers. Down by two goals at halftime, and down by a goal with less than 20 minutes to […]

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Charlotte softball falls short in quest for conference tournament

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball falls short in quest for conference tournament

In their final conference series and home games of the season, the Charlotte 49ers (32-23, 11-13 C-USA) lost two of their three games against the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters (31-20, 12-9 C-USA), falling 6-0 and 7-4 in the Saturday doubleheader and winning 6-2 in the Sunday matinee. Needing two victories to secure their place in […]

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Charlotte softball runs wild, sweeps Middle Tennessee

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball runs wild, sweeps Middle Tennessee

For the second time this season, the Charlotte 49er softball team (31-21, 10-11 C-USA ) went on the road and swept a conference opponent, this time taking down the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (23-28, 6-15 C-USA). The 49ers’ offense proved excellent in all three victories, combining for 22 runs scored on 32 hits in […]

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Charlotte softball defeats UNC Greensboro

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball defeats UNC Greensboro

For the second week in a row, the Charlotte 49ers (28-21, 7-11 C-USA) prospered against an in-state opponent and beat the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Spartans (29-21, 6-6 Southern) by a 7-1 score. Senior Lexi Betancourt took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and only gave up one run and three hits in the game, earning her […]

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Charlotte softball swept by No.22 Florida Atlantic

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball swept by No.22 Florida Atlantic

In a tough conference match-up against two of the best pitchers in college softball, the Charlotte 49ers (27-21, 7-11 C-USA) were swept by the Florida Atlantic Owls (41-7, 16-2 C-USA) this past weekend. The 49ers were able to rally and keep both games of Saturday’s doubleheader close, pushing the first game to extra innings, but […]

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Charlotte softball dominates against mistake-prone App State

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball dominates against mistake-prone App State

On a beautiful afternoon at Phillips Softball Complex, the Charlotte 49ers softball team (27-18, 7-8 C-USA) came out on top against in-state foe Appalachian State (9-37, 2-13 Sun Belt), winning 8-0 in five innings. Haley Wiseman pitched for the 49ers, giving senior Lexi Betancourt the day off, and tossed a prosperous game for her 11th win of […]

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Charlotte softball takes two against WKU

| April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball takes two against WKU

The Charlotte 49ers (26-18, 7-8 C-USA) showed their potential and won 2-of-3 games against the Western Kentucky Lady Toppers (16-21, 7-8 C-USA) over the weekend. The two Charlotte wins came in Saturday’s doubleheader, featuring the dominant pitching from Lexi Betancourt in game one and opportune hitting throughout the 49ers lineup in game two. With the two wins on […]

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Charlotte softball battles, falls to UNC

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball battles, falls to UNC

In their first game back at home in two weeks, the Charlotte 49ers (24-17, 5-7 C-USA) lost 8-5 in eight innings to the North Carolina Tar Heels (23-19, 7-8 ACC). The 49ers offense continued their momentum from this past weekend by racking up 12 hits during the game, including two each from Emma Ocker, Bailey Rhoney […]

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Charlotte softball dominates, sweeps Marshall

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball dominates, sweeps Marshall

For the first time since 2002, the Charlotte 49ers softball team (24-16) dominated all weekend and picked up a series sweep in conference play, winning all three games over the Marshall Thundering Herd (20-20). Led by strong pitching from senior Lexi Betancourt and sophomore Haley Wiseman. Along with productive hitting throughout the lineup, the 49ers never […]

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Charlotte softball splits doubleheader with Furman

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball splits doubleheader with Furman

The Charlotte 49ers (21-16) split a road doubleheader against the Furman Purple Paladins (19-20) on Wednesday, April 6, in Greenville, S.C. Coming off their bye weekend in conference play, the 49ers softball team came out sluggish, losing the first game, but got the offense rolled again to pick up the win in game two. The […]

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Charlotte softball falls in mid-week matchup against South Carolina

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball falls in mid-week matchup against South Carolina

The Charlotte 49ers (20-15) lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks (25-9) by a score of 13-2 in five innings on Wednesday, March 30. Sophomore Bailey Rhoney mustered the only two hits for the 49ers in the game, although a few walks in the fifth inning helped bring in Charlotte’s two runs. Charlotte kept it scoreless […]

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Charlotte softball struggles, drops doubleheader to Western Carolina

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball struggles, drops doubleheader to Western Carolina

The Charlotte 49ers (17-12) softball team lost both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Western Carolina Catamounts (19-10) in the midweek non-conference match-up. Both games were missing the offensive firepower that has become a trademark of Charlotte, as the Western Carolina pitching was able to do a good job of keeping the 49ers off the […]

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Charlotte softball sweeps doubleheader against Gardner-Webb

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball sweeps doubleheader against Gardner-Webb

  The 49ers made the most of the hour-long trip to Boiling Springs, NC, winning both games by a score of 8-0 on a sunny afternoon at Brinkley Softball Stadium. Pitching proved to be the biggest story of the day, as Charlotte received strong outings from Lexi Betancourt (9-2) in Game 1 and Haley Wiseman […]

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5 reasons why Charlotte men’s will win the C-USA tournament

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
5 reasons why Charlotte men’s will win the C-USA tournament

The Charlotte 49ers tip-off the Conference-USA tournament Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. ET. In preparation for the event, our staff writers weighed in on why the 49ers will crown themselves champions come Saturday: The Mark Price Effect Although Mark Price can’t go and shoot the lights out on the court with his players, coach […]

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Phillips Softball Complex: The place to be

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Phillips Softball Complex: The place to be

As a university with Division 1 athletics, there will always be die-hard fans of the Charlotte 49ers. No matter what season, there’s always some game or match being played, and there’s countless fans showing their support. This past year though, after the excitement of football season wore off, and the colder weather blew in, basketball has […]

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