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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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Getting to know Lizzy Birch

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Getting to know Lizzy Birch

There’s few players in the conference better at reaching base than Lizzy Birch. The freshman ranks sixth in Conference USA with an impressive .481 on-base percentage (26 hits and 21 walks) through 34 games played. Avid Charlotte softball fans have come accustom to seeing Birch on base but how well does Niner Nation know 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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49ers sweep Winthrop in double-header

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers sweep Winthrop in double-header

Charlotte 49ers softball (20-14) recorded their 19th and 20th win of the season Tuesday, March 29 outscoring Winthrop over two games. The 49ers defeated the Eagles 2-0 and 9-1 respectively. “A lot of positive things happened today,” coach Aimee DeVos said of the wins. “We had nice and strong pitching performances and the offense was […]

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49ers seek mid-season magic

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers seek mid-season magic

There is a different type of March Madness affecting the Charlotte softball team. So far this month, the 49ers are 6-12 and half of their 12 losses came against conference opponents. The performance by the ladies in green comes as a surprise, mainly because of their showing in February. The 49ers now have an overall record of 18-14 […]

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49ers steal one from UAB on the road

| March 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers steal one from UAB on the road

The Charlotte 49ers travelled to Birmingham, Al. ahead of the holiday weekend for a three game series with UAB, spanning Friday and Saturday. After winning the first matchup, Charlotte dropped the remaining two games, falling to 18-14 on the season. GAME 1: CHARLOTTE 3, UAB 1 (8 innings) Lexi Betancourt received the nod for the […]

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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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Getting to know Courtney Carroll

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Getting to know Courtney Carroll

Meet Charlotte’s outfield general, Courtney Carroll. The senior hailing from Clemmons, N.C. has started every game for the 49ers since her sophomore season. She’s moved all over the park during his career, starting in left field before transitioning to right, but the senior now resides in straight away center. Over the course of four years, […]

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Charlotte earns first C-USA win in split with UTSA

| March 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte earns first C-USA win in split with UTSA

The Charlotte 49ers (17-9, 1-4 C-USA) split their Saturday doubleheader with Conference USA foe, UTSA, dominating their first contest, 7-1 but slipping in the nightcap, 2-1 in nine innings. The early game marks the 49ers first conference win and featured a stellar performance from senior pitcher Lexi Betancourt. Betancourt struck out eight batters while surrendering […]

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49ers fall to Elon away from home

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers fall to Elon away from home

The Charlotte 49ers fell to the Elon Phoenix Wednesday, March 16 in heartbreaking fashion losing 6-5. The Phoenix walked off on a single to shallow center in the seventh inning. Charlotte fell behind 4-2 in the third inning but regained their momentum in the top of the fourth. Kiersten Berrier reached base and went on […]

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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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49ers defeat No. 16 Kentucky, fall to Lehigh

| March 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers defeat No. 16 Kentucky, fall to Lehigh

The 49ers too their talents to Rock Hill, S.C. Saturday, March 5 to battle No. 16 Kentucky and Lehigh in a doubleheader on neutral ground. After both games, Charlotte sits at 13-4 on the year while the Wildcats moved to 16-3 and Lehigh improved to 5-3. Game 1 Lexi Betancourt took the circle for the 49ers to […]

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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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Charlotte leaves 10 on base in second loss of season

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte leaves 10 on base in second loss of season

The 49ers finished up their trip at the ESPN World Wide of Sports complex at Walt Disney Orlando in a losing effort, dropping their second contest of the year, 10-5 to Fordham, Sunday Feb. 28. Now sitting at 12-2 on the season, Charlotte continued to prove they didn’t have trouble getting on base. But instead, […]

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Charlotte goes 1-1 Saturday

| February 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte goes 1-1 Saturday

  Charlotte’s flawless record was tarnished Saturday Feb. 27 when the team faced their first ranked opponent of the season, No. 22 UCF.  The team bounced back however, defeating Syracuse later Saturday in Orlando. Pitching was a strong point for the 49ers in both games. Lexi Betancourt was the go-to against UCF.  Though the team […]

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Back-to-back shutouts lift Charlotte to 11-0

| February 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Back-to-back shutouts lift Charlotte to 11-0

The 49ers continue their smoking hot season, improving to 11-0 after a two game shut out, Friday Feb. 26, in Orlando, Fla. against Yale and Morgan State. Charlotte currently sits one game back from their best win streak and start in program history, which were both set in 2007. Dominating pitching performances from senior Lexi […]

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3 things we learned from 49er softball’s record tying start

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
3 things we learned from 49er softball’s record tying start

The first two weeks of the season are in the books and the Charlotte 49ers are filled with nothing but positive vibes. The 49ers matched their second-best start in program history while fending off the blistering cold and scattered showers in back-to-back weeks, improving to 9-0. Charlotte exhibited their dominance through nine games outscoring their opponents a combined […]

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