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Mr. Bojangles

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on: September 30, 2015, 10:25:40 am

There will be no Green-White Fall WS this year, but the Niners will host the Ontario Blue Jays again in an exhibition game on October 17th. 


The 2016 roster has been updated on the official site:


http://www.charlotte49ers.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=23200&SPID=44796&SPSID=363414


A few notes on the roster:
- we lost Seniors Brad Elwood, Pat Raley, and Brett Bond. 
- also gone from the roster are Trevor Gay, Matt Davis, and Danny Raley.  Matt Davis was injured last year and may not be playing baseball anymore.  Raley was a big surprise who stepped up last year and was productive in the lead-off spot as a DH.  He ended up going closer to his hometown in Tennesse, ETSU maybe?  Trevor Gay is the most interesting loss.  He was  having a great summer in the CPL and then all of a sudden he transfers to UNC-CH.  I don't know any of the details, but it sounds pretty shady to me.
- Derek Gallello was granted a 5th year and is back this season.

New additions to the roster:

Reece Hampton OF-  He played summer ball in the SCBL as an incoming Freshman and I expect him to jump in at CF this year and bat lead-off.  He has the speed we have been missing for the last few years.
Drew Ober IF/ OF - Also played in the SCBL as an incoming Freshman.  His bat may get him into the line-up this year maybe in the OF or at DH.
Derek Fritz C- JUCO transfer who originally committed to FSU out of HS. He will be a significant upgrade offensively at our catcher position
Conner Thompson C- Probably will not make an impact in 2016 but will hopefully sit and develop behind our veteran catchers.
Holden Capps LHP- JUCO who should compete for innings right away.
Zach Flannagan RHP- JUCO who will compete for innings right away.
Gavin Helman RHP- not sure how much he will contribute as a frosh.
Drew Morrison LHP- not sure how much he will contribute as a frosh.
Colton Laws RHP- transfer from ECU after last fall semester. Was an SCBL All-Star this summer. Might compete for a starter position this year.
Jackson Mims IF- transfer from ECU who started at 3B for the Pirates last year for a portion of the season. CPL All-Star this summer. Will sit this year as a transfer.

We also have a couple of guys who sat last year as transfers and are eligible this season.  Philip Perry transferred from ECU and should help our bullpen this season.  Brandon Casas transferred from Maryland and he will compete for a starting spot on the mound after a great summer for the Gastonia Grizzlies.

Two guys who signed with us did not make it on the 2016 roster.  Andrew Jordan was drafted and signed with the Reds.  Skyler Bean ended up at Oklahoma City University (NAIA).
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Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 11:46:08 am
Great update Mr. B. Thanks.


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Reply #2 on: September 30, 2015, 12:51:50 pm
No mention of turf field.
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Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015, 01:11:21 pm
No mention of turf field.


I believe the plan is to turf the infield before the '17 season.


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Reply #4 on: September 30, 2015, 01:23:53 pm
No mention of turf field.


I believe the plan is to turf the infield before the '17 season.


 I did see on twitter that there is supposed to be some BIG announcement regarding the Hayes in the coming weeks.


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Reply #5 on: September 30, 2015, 02:41:40 pm
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Derek Gallello was granted a 5th year and is back this season.

Glad to see this news about Derek. 

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Trevor Gay is the most interesting loss.  He was  having a great summer in the CPL and then all of a sudden he transfers to UNC-CH.  I don't know any of the details, but it sounds pretty shady to me.

And I guess Trevor Gay just decided he was tired of being required to attend classes. 

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Reply #6 on: September 30, 2015, 03:00:30 pm
No mention of turf field.


I believe the plan is to turf the infield before the '17 season.


 I did see on twitter that there is supposed to be some BIG announcement regarding the Hayes in the coming weeks.


It will certainly help with the early part of the schedule when it's done. They've still got to do something about the headlights shining into the stadium from the new road.


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Reply #7 on: September 30, 2015, 03:04:03 pm
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Derek Gallello was granted a 5th year and is back this season.

Glad to see this news about Derek. 

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Trevor Gay is the most interesting loss.  He was  having a great summer in the CPL and then all of a sudden he transfers to UNC-CH.  I don't know any of the details, but it sounds pretty shady to me.

And I guess Trevor Gay just decided he was tired of being required to attend classes.
Well, I got called to task awhile back regarding Chapel Hill and gays, so no comment.


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Reply #8 on: September 30, 2015, 03:06:27 pm
No mention of turf field.


I believe the plan is to turf the infield before the '17 season.


 I did see on twitter that there is supposed to be some BIG announcement regarding the Hayes in the coming weeks.


It will certainly help with the early part of the schedule when it's done. They've still got to do something about the headlights shining into the stadium from the new road.
Can you spill the beans about what this "announcement" is?


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Reply #9 on: September 30, 2015, 03:13:22 pm
No mention of turf field.


I believe the plan is to turf the infield before the '17 season.


 I did see on twitter that there is supposed to be some BIG announcement regarding the Hayes in the coming weeks.


It will certainly help with the early part of the schedule when it's done. They've still got to do something about the headlights shining into the stadium from the new road.
Can you spill the beans about what this "announcement" is?
Is it not the turf field they are mentioning?


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Reply #10 on: September 30, 2015, 03:28:42 pm
No mention of turf field.


I believe the plan is to turf the infield before the '17 season.


 I did see on twitter that there is supposed to be some BIG announcement regarding the Hayes in the coming weeks.


It will certainly help with the early part of the schedule when it's done. They've still got to do something about the headlights shining into the stadium from the new road.
Can you spill the beans about what this "announcement" is?
Is it not the turf field they are mentioning?


I don't think we're sure about what they were referring to in that tweet.


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Reply #11 on: September 30, 2015, 03:36:39 pm
No mention of turf field.


I believe the plan is to turf the infield before the '17 season.


 I did see on twitter that there is supposed to be some BIG announcement regarding the Hayes in the coming weeks.


It will certainly help with the early part of the schedule when it's done. They've still got to do something about the headlights shining into the stadium from the new road.
Can you spill the beans about what this "announcement" is?
Is it not the turf field they are mentioning?


I don't think we're sure about what they were referring to in that tweet.
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Reply #12 on: September 30, 2015, 04:00:56 pm
Turf done by thanksgiving
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Reply #13 on: September 30, 2015, 04:38:51 pm
Turf done by thanksgiving


I like it. 👍👍


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Reply #14 on: October 14, 2015, 01:19:17 pm
12 inning scrimmage against the Ontario Blue Jays on Saturday at 1:00. The Blue Jays are basically a High School All-Star/Travel Team from Canada that has been playing exhibitions against college teams all over the US this fall.  They just recently played the defending national champions UVa.

http://ontariobluejays.com/home/

http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/team_schedule.html?teamid=92319&seasonid=29831


Also Ryan Butler is pitching in the Arizona Fall League with some of the top prospects in MLB.  He is currently ranked as the 11th best prospect in the Padres org.





http://www.charlotte49ers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=23200&ATCLID=210420303


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Reply #15 on: October 14, 2015, 05:50:44 pm
Turf done by thanksgiving
If the Big News ends up being turf I will be sorely disappointed.


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Reply #16 on: October 14, 2015, 08:29:19 pm
Are they going to turf the baselines and batter area like at Wake Forest's Ernie Shore Field?


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Reply #17 on: October 14, 2015, 09:30:30 pm

@Diamond9erFans: .@NinerBaseball will host @NCStateBaseball at BB&T Ballpark uptown on 3-29-16 according to NCSU schedule release.



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Reply #18 on: October 14, 2015, 09:39:43 pm
Great news! That was a fantastic event last year, glad we're doing it again. I can't recommend attending  this enough, even if you're not a huge baseball fan it's still a ton of fun.


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Reply #19 on: October 14, 2015, 09:53:16 pm
Great news! That was a fantastic event last year, glad we're doing it again. I can't recommend attending  this enough, even if you're not a huge baseball fan it's still a ton of fun.
I still chuckle at the lady next to me at the last game that was wondering why all these UNCC people were at the game.  She thought "Charlotte" meant the Knights were playing NC State.


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Reply #20 on: October 14, 2015, 11:37:11 pm
Are they going to turf the baselines and batter area like at Wake Forest's Ernie Shore Field?

Yes. Just like that except just the infield will be turf. The OF will remain grass.


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Reply #21 on: October 19, 2015, 11:08:07 am
I got a chance to take in a few innings of the scrimmage this weekend.  We won 24-1 in 12 innings and they were clearly overmatched, but it was an exhibition game.  Everybody hit, and we pitched well.

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=23200&ATCLID=210429968

Line-up was:

1 Gallello 3B
2. Reece Hampton CF
3. Zach Jarrett LF
4. Brett Netzer  2B
5. Drew Ober RF
6. TJ Nichting DH
7.  Alex Reynolds  1B
8.  Nick Daddio C
9. Hunter Jones SS

Logan sat out with an injury.

Biggest 'surprise' is Hunter Jones at SS, Brett Netzer at 2B, and Nichting at DH.  Netzer moved in from playing LF last season, Jones moves from 3b to SS since Gallello is back from injury.  Gibbs was the SS last season and he came in late as a sub at 2B.  Jones looked pretty good defensively at SS.  I'm interested to see how this plays out in the spring.  You can tell Netzer has put on some muscle since last year. Nichting seemed bigger too.

We also have 2 true freshman in the starting line-up. Hampton and Ober.  Nice to see they will make an immediate impact.

I was disappointed that we didn't get to see the JUCO catcher Fritz. He is supposed to compete for the starting spot and will provide a little more offense from that spot.


We used 6 pitchers and we can assume that these guys will compete for the most innings. Each pitched 2 innings except for Wells who closed it out in 1.

Geoghegan L- Friday guy last year, probably the same this year
Casas R - transfer from Maryland, sat out last year, competing for a weekend spot
Maciejewski L- Sunday starter last year as as freshman
Prochaska  L- Saturday starter last year
Drew Morrison  L- true freshman
Micah Wells R - had a great summer as closer in the CPL, tied for league lead in saves.


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Reply #22 on: October 19, 2015, 11:48:25 am
Nice report. I was hoping you had made it out.


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Reply #23 on: October 20, 2015, 11:06:56 am
They cancelled the Green White World Series?  Is that some more CHP anti-tradition crap?
CHP sold out.  I declare Nick McEntyre our Chancellor-In-Exile!

JFelt quote about CHP.  "Stake your claim.  As long as UNC-CH doesn't want it first."

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Reply #24 on: October 20, 2015, 11:50:56 am
Our huge baseball announcement, I'm guessing
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