The 49ers were unable to stop the Tar Heel offense uptown, falling 14-2 in their last game at BB&T Ballpark.
Dominick Cammarata’s two-run homer in the fourth inning would not be enough to get the Niners going. By the end of the night, six different 49ers had taken the mound. Chase Gooding started off the night and played 3.1 innings allowing four runs, four hits and one strikeout. Drew Morrison took to the mound for 3.2 innings, allowing no runs, two hits and two strikeouts.
“They got off to a good start and we didn’t have an answer from a pitching standpoint. We kind of take two steps forward and one step back every once and a while. We just couldn’t find the right guy to keep them off balance and had no rhythm at all,” Coach Loren Hibbs said.
On the mound for Carolina was Rodney Hutchison who only allowed six hits and handed over six strikeouts.
Carolina led off with three runs in the first thanks to an RBI and a sacrifice fly. Brandon Martorano provided a three-run homer in the fourth where the Tar Heels added four runs. With the help of Kyle Datres, they would add five more runs in the fifth just after Cammarata sent his homer out. Drew Ober made it to first on a single to third and Cammarata added a hard one out to left center to run both of them in for the first and only runs the Niners would score.
Cammarata and Zack Smith each garnered two hits while Jackson Mims and Reece Hampton would each add one for the night.
Together the teams combined for 22 hits, 16 runs and only three errors.
The Charlotte 49ers will return to Conference-USA action this Thursday, Mar. 29 at 6 p.m. at Hayes Stadium to begin a series against UAB.