The 49ers set a new season high in a 14-3 win over Charleston on Wednesday. The offense also recorded a season high 17 hits to accompany the high scoring win.
“We bounced back after a tough weekend,” Head Coach Loren Hibbs said. “We played really well and took care of business. I’m really proud of our effort, we’re getting closer and we now to have another good practice tomorrow to get ready for the weekend.”
Going into the second inning Charlotte was down 1-0, the only time they would trail in the game. Drew Ober lead off being hit by a pitch to put him on first base. Dominick Cammarata moved Ober up 90 feet. Then a single from Hunter Jones brought Ober across the plate to tie the game at one run a piece. Tommy Bullock then sent the ball into center field with a single, pushing two runners home and giving the Niners a 3-1 lead.
Charlotte brought the big stick into the third inning with big hits from Harris Yett and Ober to extend the lead even further to 5-1. Cammarata was batted in by Jones giving the Niners the last run of the frame.
Alex Andronica for Charleston Southern retaliated by sending out a solo home run during the third inning to bring the score to 6-2. The Niners however were quick to respond. Reece Hampton opened the fourth with a single and then Jackson Mims took the walk onto first setting up Yett to clear the bases with a single to center creating an 8-2 game.
The Niners would continue to put on a batting expo sending balls to all corners of the field to further solidify their blowout win.
Hampton, Mims, Ober, Cammarata, Jones and Tete Pennington each put up two hits, but Yett lead his team with three hits and three runs in the game.
Colby Bruce picked up his first win of the season allowing only two and collecting three strikeouts. Patrick Szczypinski, Joy Cooner and Chase Goodling would wrap up the night allowing only one run between the three pitchers.
Charlotte returns home to Hayes Stadium this weekend for back to back double headers, hoping to keep the fire alive. Friday the action kicks off at 3 p.m. against Sienna.