Tag: Softball

Youthfulness Sure to Pay off for Niners

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Youthfulness Sure to Pay off for Niners

The landscape of college sports is changing. In basketball and football, for example, it is rare to see seniors playing in prominent roles in the new era of declaring early for the draft. Many baseball players declare early as well. However, it’s a known fact that senior leadership and experience is invaluable and can’t be […]

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Haley Wiseman is Pitch Perfect

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Haley Wiseman is Pitch Perfect

On Friday, Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m., history was made at the D.L. Phillips Softball Complex. It wasn’t the highest scoring game by the Charlotte 49ers, nor was it the most intense softball game held in the complex. It was, however,  a huge day for junior pitcher, Haley Wiseman. Not only did she throw a no-hitter […]

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Softball drops final game in Citrus Classic

| March 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball drops final game in Citrus Classic

Though Charlotte posted four hits in Sunday’s game  against Notre Dame, the 49ers couldn’t push any runs across the plate and fell 4-0 to cap off the Citrus Classic. Charlotte (15-7) started with junior Haley Wiseman on the mound. The right handed pitcher gave up four runs off of four hits and three walks in […]

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Softball wins 2-1 against Purdue

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball wins 2-1 against Purdue

The 49ers came into day two of the Citrus Classic seeking redemption from their disappointing 0-2 Friday performance. Backed by stellar pitching from Haley Wiseman and great days at the plate for Kiersten Berrier and Haley Pace, the Niners (14-6) defeated Purdue, 2-1 (3-15). Wiseman started once again in the circle for the Charlotte team. […]

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Charlotte drops two on Friday

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte drops two on Friday

The Charlotte 49ers softball team traveled down to the Sunshine State to compete in the Citrus Classic. The 49ers opened the tournament dropping both games on the Friday. They first faced a No. 12 ranked James Madison team, falling 8-1. Then they couldn’t get anything going in the second game of the day, losing 9-0. […]

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Charlotte defeats NC State in a game full of homers

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte defeats NC State in a game full of homers

Coming off another tournament winning weekend, Charlotte played their 13th home game in a row, against their in-state rival NC State on Wednesday, March 1. The game started at the D.L Phillips Softball Complex at 4:00 p.m. sharp, and each team brought in at least one run in the first inning. Every run the 49ers […]

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Charlotte takes both games in double header against Gardner-Webb

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte takes both games in double header against Gardner-Webb

The Charlotte 49ers (3-3) walked off against Gardner-Webb (2-7) in the first game of the double header on Wednesday at the D.L. Phillips Softball Complex, 2-1, using a 14-strikeout performance from Haley Wiseman and a shot to deep left field from Grace Beatty to take the first game. Following the win, the 49ers capped off […]

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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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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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