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Reply #25 on: October 30, 2017, 10:02:09 am
clt says that is the new Illuminati Bldg on campus.


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Reply #26 on: October 30, 2017, 10:05:22 am
The soon to be built Dubois Tower.
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Reply #27 on: October 30, 2017, 11:22:33 am
The soon to be built Dubois Tower.


I have seen a rendering of this....


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Reply #28 on: October 30, 2017, 11:31:30 am
Czech Nat'l Team?  When is the Czech Nat'l Softball Team coming for an exhibition?  Hot Euro Chicks! :p
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Reply #29 on: October 30, 2017, 01:11:02 pm
Some new renderings of the new indoor hitting facility. 





.   Mr. B, what is the tall structure peaking up behind the new facility in the image 2nd from the bottom? Also, what is the expected completion date for the indoor facility?


I'm not sure what the tall structure in the background is.  It is in the direction of the high rises though.  That's my best guess.


It is, but it looks close----like it could be in the small parking lot between the tennis center and the soccer stadium.......thought maybe we had hidden plans for an athletes village or something.


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Reply #30 on: October 30, 2017, 04:19:56 pm
Awesome to hear about the progress on facilities. What's the progress for the team? How do they look? Any thoughts on the new guys? I live far away and don't get to see what's happening. No updates on YouTube from coach Hibbs...Someone ,please say something? I'm a newbie to UNCC baseball.


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Reply #31 on: October 31, 2017, 10:26:43 am
Awesome to hear about the progress on facilities. What's the progress for the team? How do they look? Any thoughts on the new guys? I live far away and don't get to see what's happening. No updates on YouTube from coach Hibbs...Someone ,please say something? I'm a newbie to UNCC baseball.


We lost 4 starters in the heart of our line-up and our Friday night ace to the draft and graduation from last season.

Losing Laws to the draft, and losing Zach Flanagan to career ending injury, our starting pitching still looks strong with 4 returning guys with weekend starting experience. These 4 guys will likely battle for the 3 weekend spots. The other may be put in the closer's role.
--LHP Josh Maciejewski SR- has been a weekend starter since his Freshman season, struggled a little down the stretch last season and went into more bullpen/closers role.
-- RHP Jonah Patten SR- Went from closer role to weekend starter late in the season due to injuries last season.
-- RHP Matt Brooks SO- C-USA All Freshman team- stepped into starters role late last season.
-- RHP Colby Bruce SO-  Mostly bullpen work last year, but started early in the season on a 4 game weekend.

We return 5 more pitchers in the bullpen, lefties: Horkey, Craver, Morrison and righties; Perry and Wynn.
This past recruiting class added 10 arms to the staff, 4 JUCOs and 6 Freshman.  I haven't seen much of the new guys so I'm not sure what to expect.

There will be lots of competition from the newcomers for innings. We appear to be much deeper and talented with our bullpen this year, but not as experienced.

5 starters return to the line-up and we have holes to fill at 1B, 2B, and both corner OF spots, losing Brett Netzer, TJ Nichting, Zach Jarrett, and Logan Sherer from the heart of the line-up.

We had a pretty good rotation behind the plate last season between Zack Smith and Harris Yett.  I think we will rotate them back and forth between C, 1B, and DH depending on match-up and rest this season. Smith was on the All Freshman team last year, and Yett had a big summer in the CPL. Freshman Sam Mennitt is a utility player and will be the 3rd catcher.

At 1B we have the rotation of Smith/ Yett, and JUCO Jesse Gonzales and/ or ERic Lansinger will be in the mix for PT there.

At 2B there will be a battle between newcomers JUCO Tommy Bullock, FR Jake Whitcomb, and FR Tate Pennington.  I'm guessing whoever has the better bat will play.

At SS we have Hunter Jones returning for his SR year. Good defensively, had his best season at the plate last year, batting .310.  Pennington played behind him in the fall.

At 3B we return JR Jackson Mims. He should be one of the bigger bats in our line-up.  FR Eric Lansinger and Sam Mennitt played behind him in the fall.

JR Reece Hampton returns in CF.  He saw a step back from his Freshman season last year, but got hot late in the year and had a good summer in the Cape Cod League.  SO Todd Elwood was behind him this fall.

JUCO Dominick Cammarata was in RF this fall. He is a big bat from Pitt CC, and originally signed and played at Tennessee.

A key for this offense is getting SO Drew Ober back this season in LF.  He got injured early last season but was batting .354 after 13 games before the injury.  He played some LF in the green-white scrimmage, but had to throw everything underhanded. 


DH is up in the air depending on the Smith/ Yett rotation behind the plate.  JUCO Levi McLaughlin was there for the exhibition game, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a newcomer like Pennington, Lansinger, Whitcomb, Mennitt, Haywood, or Gonzales get some time there. 


On paper, we are a deeper team than last year. This team will not be as talented as last years team off the bat, but could develop into a very strong team by season's end.
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Reply #32 on: October 31, 2017, 06:02:43 pm
Awesome to hear about the progress on facilities. What's the progress for the team? How do they look? Any thoughts on the new guys? I live far away and don't get to see what's happening. No updates on YouTube from coach Hibbs...Someone ,please say something? I'm a newbie to UNCC baseball.


We lost 4 starters in the heart of our line-up and our Friday night ace to the draft and graduation from last season.

Losing Laws to the draft, and losing Zach Flanagan to career ending injury, our starting pitching still looks strong with 4 returning guys with weekend starting experience. These 4 guys will likely battle for the 3 weekend spots. The other may be put in the closer's role.
--LHP Josh Maciejewski SR- has been a weekend starter since his Freshman season, struggled a little down the stretch last season and went into more bullpen/closers role.
-- RHP Jonah Patten SR- Went from closer role to weekend starter late in the season due to injuries last season.
-- RHP Matt Brooks SO- C-USA All Freshman team- stepped into starters role late last season.
-- RHP Colby Bruce SO-  Mostly bullpen work last year, but started early in the season on a 4 game weekend.

We return 5 more pitchers in the bullpen, lefties: Horkey, Craver, Morrison and righties; Perry and Wynn.
This past recruiting class added 10 arms to the staff, 4 JUCOs and 6 Freshman.  I haven't seen much of the new guys so I'm not sure what to expect.

There will be lots of competition from the newcomers for innings. We appear to be much deeper and talented with our bullpen this year, but not as experienced.

5 starters return to the line-up and we have holes to fill at 1B, 2B, and both corner OF spots, losing Brett Netzer, TJ Nichting, Zach Jarrett, and Logan Sherer from the heart of the line-up.

We had a pretty good rotation behind the plate last season between Zack Smith and Harris Yett.  I think we will rotate them back and forth between C, 1B, and DH depending on match-up and rest this season. Smith was on the All Freshman team last year, and Yett had a big summer in the CPL. Freshman Sam Mennitt is a utility player and will be the 3rd catcher.

At 1B we have the rotation of Smith/ Yett, and JUCO Jesse Gonzales and/ or ERic Lansinger will be in the mix for PT there.

At 2B there will be a battle between newcomers JUCO Tommy Bullock, FR Jake Whitcomb, and FR Tate Pennington.  I'm guessing whoever has the better bat will play.

At SS we have Hunter Jones returning for his SR year. Good defensively, had his best season at the plate last year, batting .310.  Pennington played behind him in the fall.

At 3B we return JR Jackson Mims. He should be one of the bigger bats in our line-up.  FR Eric Lansinger and Sam Mennitt played behind him in the fall.

JR Reece Hampton returns in CF.  He saw a step back from his Freshman season last year, but got hot late in the year and had a good summer in the Cape Cod League.  SO Todd Elwood was behind him this fall.

JUCO Dominick Cammarata was in RF this fall. He is a big bat from Pitt CC, and originally signed and played at Tennessee.

A key for this offense is getting SO Drew Ober back this season in LF.  He got injured early last season but was batting .354 after 13 games before the injury.  He played some LF in the green-white scrimmage, but had to throw everything underhanded. 


DH is up in the air depending on the Smith/ Yett rotation behind the plate.  JUCO Levi McLaughlin was there for the exhibition game, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a newcomer like Pennington, Lansinger, Whitcomb, Mennitt, Haywood, or Gonzales get some time there. 


On paper, we are a deeper team than last year. This team will not be as talented as last years team off the bat, but could develop into a very strong team by season's end.


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Reply #33 on: October 31, 2017, 08:46:32 pm
Thanks for the insight. Would love to hear the coaches assessment. Have high hopes for this team over the next few years. Love the MLB World Series but sad baseball is almost over for a little while....Can't wait for spring!!!
GO NINERS!!!!


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Reply #34 on: November 01, 2017, 03:47:08 pm
New bullpen construction. Looks like there will be a shorter porch down the RF line now at the Hayes.   




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Reply #35 on: November 01, 2017, 04:07:12 pm
Damn, no kidding !   Looks close to 20' shorter !


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Reply #36 on: November 01, 2017, 05:14:54 pm
Shades of Yankee Stadium. We better be recruiting some left handed hitters!


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Reply #37 on: November 01, 2017, 07:22:39 pm
They have a few good Lefty bats. A couple freshmen are lefty bats. I'm sure coach Robinson is working his tail off to get them as ready as can be.
Looking forward to seeing these guys develop!!!


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Reply #38 on: November 02, 2017, 11:07:32 am
They have a few good Lefty bats. A couple freshmen are lefty bats. I'm sure coach Robinson is working his tail off to get them as ready as can be.
Looking forward to seeing these guys develop!!!


From only seeing a few scrimmages and the Czech game, looks like we have some good young bats to work with.  Excited to see how they develop and where they fit in this year and in the future.  The facility improvements are big time for player development.


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Reply #39 on: November 02, 2017, 01:13:59 pm
They have a few good Lefty bats. A couple freshmen are lefty bats. I'm sure coach Robinson is working his tail off to get them as ready as can be.
Looking forward to seeing these guys develop!!!


From only seeing a few scrimmages and the Czech game, looks like we have some good young bats to work with.  Excited to see how they develop and where they fit in this year and in the future.  The facility improvements are big time for player development.


This facility will be complete by when?


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Reply #40 on: November 02, 2017, 02:24:18 pm
They have a few good Lefty bats. A couple freshmen are lefty bats. I'm sure coach Robinson is working his tail off to get them as ready as can be.
Looking forward to seeing these guys develop!!!


From only seeing a few scrimmages and the Czech game, looks like we have some good young bats to work with.  Excited to see how they develop and where they fit in this year and in the future.  The facility improvements are big time for player development.


This facility will be complete by when?


https://facilities.uncc.edu/sites/facilities.uncc.edu/files/fields/projects/file/Baseball.pdf


From this document, it appears that the construction phase will be from February 25, 2018 to August 26, 2018.



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Reply #41 on: November 02, 2017, 03:58:02 pm
They have a few good Lefty bats. A couple freshmen are lefty bats. I'm sure coach Robinson is working his tail off to get them as ready as can be.
Looking forward to seeing these guys develop!!!


From only seeing a few scrimmages and the Czech game, looks like we have some good young bats to work with.  Excited to see how they develop and where they fit in this year and in the future.  The facility improvements are big time for player development.


This facility will be complete by when?


https://facilities.uncc.edu/sites/facilities.uncc.edu/files/fields/projects/file/Baseball.pdf


From this document, it appears that the construction phase will be from February 25, 2018 to August 26, 2018.

"Judy Rose Hitting Facility"


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Reply #42 on: November 02, 2017, 04:54:39 pm
They have a few good Lefty bats. A couple freshmen are lefty bats. I'm sure coach Robinson is working his tail off to get them as ready as can be.
Looking forward to seeing these guys develop!!!


From only seeing a few scrimmages and the Czech game, looks like we have some good young bats to work with.  Excited to see how they develop and where they fit in this year and in the future.  The facility improvements are big time for player development.


This facility will be complete by when?


https://facilities.uncc.edu/sites/facilities.uncc.edu/files/fields/projects/file/Baseball.pdf


From this document, it appears that the construction phase will be from February 25, 2018 to August 26, 2018.

"Judy Rose Hitting Facility"


Just like football, Judy has been fighting for us to get this indoor facility for 20 years.  :-X


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Reply #43 on: January 09, 2018, 09:10:28 am


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Reply #44 on: January 09, 2018, 09:16:05 am
I hope they name something over there after Coach Hibbs.  He deserves it.


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Reply #45 on: January 09, 2018, 02:55:45 pm
I hope they name something over there after Coach Hibbs.  He deserves it.

Ideally it should be the new indoor facility


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Reply #46 on: January 11, 2018, 12:52:47 pm
The season previews are starting to come out from all the different college baseball publications.  College Baseball Daily predicts the Niners to finish 3rd in C-USA. Matt Brooks picked to be all conference and Mims an Honorable Mention.


http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2018/01/11/2018-cbd-season-preview-and-predictions-conference-usa/


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Charlotte (2017 Record: 34-24, 18-12)

The 49ers had a very good 2017 regular season, but like a lot of other very good Conference USA teams, they were left out of the postseason. They may have had the best case with wins over Wake Forest and NC State, and two wins in the Conference USA Baseball Tournament, but alas, they didn’t make the cut.

Lineup:
Charlotte brings back several key contributors from last year’s team, including third baseman Jackson Mims, shortstop Hunter Jones and center fielder Reece Hampton. Mims hit .319 with 47 runs scored, 20 doubles, 6 home runs and 39 RBI. Jones hit .312 with 35 runs scored, while Hampton hit .264 with 31 runs scored. Drew Ober should be a big part of the lineup as well in 2018. He was hitting .354 last year before going down with an injury. Junior college transfers Tommy Bullock and Dominick Cammarata should have an immediate impact on the infield.

Pitching:
Matt Brooks was named to the All-CUSA Freshman team last year after posting a 3.14 ERA in 63 innings pitched with 58 strikeouts and 2 saves. Left-handed pitcher Josh Maciejewski had a 5.35 ERA in 77.1 innings pitched last year with 59 strikeouts. Jonah Patten saved seven games for Charlotte last year with a 4.54 ERA in 33.2 innings pitched with 40 strikeouts. How the pitching staff comes together will determine whether Charlotte is an NCAA Tournament team or not in 2018.

2018 Outlook:
“We were a ‘bubble NCAA team last year’ and look to compete for a spot in the tournament this year,” said Head Coach Loren Hibbs. “We have another challenging schedule that should be top-50 (minimum) in the country, and have 30 games in the always tough Conference USA.”


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Reply #47 on: January 11, 2018, 12:59:52 pm
The season previews are starting to come out from all the different college baseball publications.  College Baseball Daily predicts the Niners to finish 3rd in C-USA. Matt Brooks picked to be all conference and Mims an Honorable Mention.


http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2018/01/11/2018-cbd-season-preview-and-predictions-conference-usa/


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Charlotte (2017 Record: 34-24, 18-12)

The 49ers had a very good 2017 regular season, but like a lot of other very good Conference USA teams, they were left out of the postseason. They may have had the best case with wins over Wake Forest and NC State, and two wins in the Conference USA Baseball Tournament, but alas, they didn’t make the cut.

Lineup:
Charlotte brings back several key contributors from last year’s team, including third baseman Jackson Mims, shortstop Hunter Jones and center fielder Reece Hampton. Mims hit .319 with 47 runs scored, 20 doubles, 6 home runs and 39 RBI. Jones hit .312 with 35 runs scored, while Hampton hit .264 with 31 runs scored. Drew Ober should be a big part of the lineup as well in 2018. He was hitting .354 last year before going down with an injury. Junior college transfers Tommy Bullock and Dominick Cammarata should have an immediate impact on the infield.

Pitching:
Matt Brooks was named to the All-CUSA Freshman team last year after posting a 3.14 ERA in 63 innings pitched with 58 strikeouts and 2 saves. Left-handed pitcher Josh Maciejewski had a 5.35 ERA in 77.1 innings pitched last year with 59 strikeouts. Jonah Patten saved seven games for Charlotte last year with a 4.54 ERA in 33.2 innings pitched with 40 strikeouts. How the pitching staff comes together will determine whether Charlotte is an NCAA Tournament team or not in 2018.

2018 Outlook:
“We were a ‘bubble NCAA team last year’ and look to compete for a spot in the tournament this year,” said Head Coach Loren Hibbs. “We have another challenging schedule that should be top-50 (minimum) in the country, and have 30 games in the always tough Conference USA.”

I am not a big baseball fan, but I am a Loren Hibbs fan.  This checks all the expectation boxes for me:

  • Finish top 3 in conference
  • Looking to compete for a spot in the tournament
  • top 50 schedule

Every coach at Charlotte should have some version of these goals each year.
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Reply #48 on: January 11, 2018, 01:04:38 pm
Also, new OF wall at the Hayes.


https://twitter.com/NinerBaseball/status/951497800667357184
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Reply #49 on: January 11, 2018, 02:46:00 pm
The season previews are starting to come out from all the different college baseball publications.  College Baseball Daily predicts the Niners to finish 3rd in C-USA. Matt Brooks picked to be all conference and Mims an Honorable Mention.


http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2018/01/11/2018-cbd-season-preview-and-predictions-conference-usa/


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Charlotte (2017 Record: 34-24, 18-12)

The 49ers had a very good 2017 regular season, but like a lot of other very good Conference USA teams, they were left out of the postseason. They may have had the best case with wins over Wake Forest and NC State, and two wins in the Conference USA Baseball Tournament, but alas, they didn’t make the cut.

Lineup:
Charlotte brings back several key contributors from last year’s team, including third baseman Jackson Mims, shortstop Hunter Jones and center fielder Reece Hampton. Mims hit .319 with 47 runs scored, 20 doubles, 6 home runs and 39 RBI. Jones hit .312 with 35 runs scored, while Hampton hit .264 with 31 runs scored. Drew Ober should be a big part of the lineup as well in 2018. He was hitting .354 last year before going down with an injury. Junior college transfers Tommy Bullock and Dominick Cammarata should have an immediate impact on the infield.

Pitching:
Matt Brooks was named to the All-CUSA Freshman team last year after posting a 3.14 ERA in 63 innings pitched with 58 strikeouts and 2 saves. Left-handed pitcher Josh Maciejewski had a 5.35 ERA in 77.1 innings pitched last year with 59 strikeouts. Jonah Patten saved seven games for Charlotte last year with a 4.54 ERA in 33.2 innings pitched with 40 strikeouts. How the pitching staff comes together will determine whether Charlotte is an NCAA Tournament team or not in 2018.

2018 Outlook:
“We were a ‘bubble NCAA team last year’ and look to compete for a spot in the tournament this year,” said Head Coach Loren Hibbs. “We have another challenging schedule that should be top-50 (minimum) in the country, and have 30 games in the always tough Conference USA.”

Our baseball team can realistically be the only Niner team to go to post season in Judy's final year and a half.
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