It’s finally here: baseball season. For the Charlotte 49ers, the road to Omaha begins a little later than they expected, but today they’ll take the field against the High Point Panthers (0-3) at 4pm. Need to catch up on the team? Check out our positional preview we did a few weeks ago: Pitchers | Outfielders | Infielders/Catchers
Charlotte 49ers vs. High Point Panthers
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 4pm
Coy O. Willard Stadium, High Point, NC
Season Series: Charlotte leads, 13-8
Forecast: Partly cloudy, 60 at first pitch
Last time out
High Point was swept by Mercer to open the 2014 campaign. The Bears took both ends of a Saturday doubleheader (5-4 and 5-2) before wrapping the series on Sunday with a 4-3 victory.
Who to watch for
Cody Manzella had a fine sophomore season as he hit .344 and drove in 25 last year. Classmate Spencer Angelis was fourth on the team in hits (60) and RBI (26) in 2013.