Things weren’t going the way of the Charlotte 49ers both at home and on the road. A quick trip south of the border took care of that.
Brett Lang was 3-4 with an RBI, Logan Sherer brought in three and the Niners ended a six-game losing streak with a 11-2 victory at Winthrop, Charlotte’s first road win of the season.
After a few things broke against them over the past several games, Charlotte (4-16-1) got some breaks of their own in this one. Neither team was able to score through the first three innings on a windy and cool night in Rock Hill before Mikal Hill’s 4th inning single scored Derek Gallello from 2nd to make it 1-0. Des Roberts’ single and Logan Sherer’s two-run triple made it 4-0, followed by a Brad Elwood sac fly to make it 5-0. But an error opened the door for Winthrop (11-14) as they tacked on two in the 5th to make it 5-2. Charlotte got them back in the 7th as an Eagles error allowed two men to score and make it 7-2, adding a pair in the 8th and 9th to stretch it to 11-2 and give Charlotte a season high in runs.
Corbin Shive was solid on the hill for Charlotte, throwing a career-high six innings and allowing just two runs and five hits while walking one. Nate Traugh tossed two scoreless, hitless innings of relief (despite hitting a batter) while Hunter May pitched a scoreless and hitless ninth, also hitting a batter.
Charlotte returns home tomorrow against UNC Asheville for a 6pm start as they look to carry the momentum to The Hayes.