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Reply #25 on: November 01, 2016, 08:25:19 am
I am with Bleeds on this (And that is why I posted the .500 comment before). I will be the first to admit my ignorance about our baseball team. However, a consistent losing record speaks for itself IMO.


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Reply #26 on: November 01, 2016, 10:01:08 am
Hibbs is not the problem with this baseball program.  He's had more winning seasons than losing one's here, and that's pretty impressive considering the resources he's working with.  A serious investment is needed with our program if we want to be consistently competing in the top of this conference.


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Reply #27 on: November 01, 2016, 10:08:39 am
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
There's no explanation for WHY they chose to create the toughest schedule in history.


Built in excuse for Hibbs, we can't even beat middle of the road teams half the time. We will finish around .500 and Judy will tell you to look at the schedule.
yes, we only beat 3 Top 15 teams on the road last season.


Great but we went 23-32 overall, 14-20 at home, and were swept right out of the conference tournament. Alan Major's teams got up for some big games too.


Please.......when C-USA basketball reaches the quality level of C-USA baseball OR when Hibbs gets comparable resources to what AM had (relative to the competition) get back to me.


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Reply #28 on: November 01, 2016, 11:10:35 am
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
There's no explanation for WHY they chose to create the toughest schedule in history.


Built in excuse for Hibbs, we can't even beat middle of the road teams half the time. We will finish around .500 and Judy will tell you to look at the schedule.
yes, we only beat 3 Top 15 teams on the road last season.


Great but we went 23-32 overall, 14-20 at home, and were swept right out of the conference tournament. Alan Major's teams got up for some big games too.


Please.......when C-USA basketball reaches the quality level of C-USA baseball OR when Hibbs gets comparable resources to what AM had (relative to the competition) get back to me.


My point wasn't to make an apples to apples comparsion (I know CUSA baseball is tougher). My point was you can't say everything is ok because he won 3 games against ranked opponents. We were suppose to see a YOY improvement in CUSA and we haven't, plain and simple.


If no one wants to invest big money in a .500 program at some point you have to win with what you have to get to that next level and gain those resources. Maybe it is a chicken and egg predicament but I feel like we are spinning our wheels right now.


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Reply #29 on: November 01, 2016, 11:51:17 am
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
There's no explanation for WHY they chose to create the toughest schedule in history.


Built in excuse for Hibbs, we can't even beat middle of the road teams half the time. We will finish around .500 and Judy will tell you to look at the schedule.
yes, we only beat 3 Top 15 teams on the road last season.


Great but we went 23-32 overall, 14-20 at home, and were swept right out of the conference tournament. Alan Major's teams got up for some big games too.


Please.......when C-USA basketball reaches the quality level of C-USA baseball OR when Hibbs gets comparable resources to what AM had (relative to the competition) get back to me.


My point wasn't to make an apples to apples comparsion (I know CUSA baseball is tougher). My point was you can't say everything is ok because he won 3 games against ranked opponents. We were suppose to see a YOY improvement in CUSA and we haven't, plain and simple.


If no one wants to invest big money in a .500 program at some point you have to win with what you have to get to that next level and gain those resources. Maybe it is a chicken and egg predicament but I feel like we are spinning our wheels right now.


I disagree. This team was much better (if you actually watch them and keep up with them throughout the season) last season than the previous one and I fully expect more improvement this season.


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Reply #30 on: November 01, 2016, 12:13:11 pm

I disagree. This team was much better (if you actually watch them and keep up with them throughout the season) last season than the previous one and I fully expect more improvement this season.


You've been saying this for years now, I know you're Hibbs' buddy but at some point the results need represent this "marked improvement" you speak of.





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Reply #31 on: November 01, 2016, 12:55:36 pm

I disagree. This team was much better (if you actually watch them and keep up with them throughout the season) last season than the previous one and I fully expect more improvement this season.


You've been saying this for years now, I know you're Hibbs' buddy but at some point the results need represent this "marked improvement" you speak of.

I believe we only lost 3 seniors off last year's team.  Let's see what happens this year. 

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Reply #32 on: November 01, 2016, 01:07:21 pm

I disagree. This team was much better (if you actually watch them and keep up with them throughout the season) last season than the previous one and I fully expect more improvement this season.


You've been saying this for years now, I know you're Hibbs' buddy but at some point the results need represent this "marked improvement" you speak of.


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Reply #33 on: November 01, 2016, 01:52:05 pm

I disagree. This team was much better (if you actually watch them and keep up with them throughout the season) last season than the previous one and I fully expect more improvement this season.


You've been saying this for years now, I know you're Hibbs' buddy but at some point the results need represent this "marked improvement" you speak of.

Last years offense was drastically improved from years past.  It went from near the bottom in the league in '15 to top 4-5 in C-USA in '16.  The pitching struggled last season and it didn't help that our ace missed the last 4 weeks with an injury. 

We've been picked to finish either last or next to last in the 3 years we've been in the conference by the coaches.  We were 12th in our first year 2014, finished 10th in 2015, and improved to 8th last year and made the C-USA Tourney.  I'd be happy if we continued that upward movement and finish 6th this year in one of the top baseball conferences in the country.


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Reply #34 on: November 01, 2016, 03:07:18 pm

I disagree. This team was much better (if you actually watch them and keep up with them throughout the season) last season than the previous one and I fully expect more improvement this season.


You've been saying this for years now, I know you're Hibbs' buddy but at some point the results need represent this "marked improvement" you speak of.

Last years offense was drastically improved from years past.  It went from near the bottom in the league in '15 to top 4-5 in C-USA in '16.  The pitching struggled last season and it didn't help that our ace missed the last 4 weeks with an injury. 

We've been picked to finish either last or next to last in the 3 years we've been in the conference by the coaches.  We were 12th in our first year 2014, finished 10th in 2015, and improved to 8th last year and made the C-USA Tourney.  I'd be happy if we continued that upward movement and finish 6th this year in one of the top baseball conferences in the country.


Oh, you've been saying this for years. :)


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Reply #35 on: December 15, 2016, 10:17:18 am
The Wake Forest game has been moved uptown to BB&T Park.  So now we have 2 games in the Knights Ballpark for 2017.

Tuesday, March 21
Wake Forest University vs. Charlotte 49ers
7:05 p.m. First Pitch

Tuesday, March 28
N.C. State University vs. Charlotte 49ers
7:05 p.m. First Pitch

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20161215&content_id=211220960&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t494&sid=t494




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Reply #36 on: December 19, 2016, 04:41:20 pm
Brett Netzer named 3rd Team pre-season All-American by Collegiate Baseball.  Hopefully he has another big year in 2017.

Apparently he goes to a school called 'N.C. Charlotte.'


https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.hipchat.com/120626/880191/DqTNvkAp3Bwyvwu/2017-Collegiate-Baseball-Pre-Season-All-Americans.pdf


http://charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/12/19/baseball-brett-netzer-named-preseason-all-american.aspx






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Reply #37 on: January 25, 2017, 01:18:32 pm
http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2017/01/25/2017-conference-usa-preseason-poll-released/

Preseason rank: 6th place

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
P Kirk McCarty Jr. Southern Miss
P Ricardo Salinas Jr. Rice
P Casey Sutton Sr. Louisiana Tech
RP Glenn Otto Jr. Rice
C Brent Diaz Jr. Louisiana Tech
IF Taylor Braley Jr. Southern Miss
IF Dylan Burdeaux Sr. Southern Miss
IF Brett Netzer Jr. Charlotte
IF Ford Proctor So. Rice
IF Logan Sherer Sr. Charlotte
OF Jesse Baker Sr. UTSA
OF T.J. Nichting Sr. Charlotte
OF Charlie Warren Sr. Rice
DH/UT Sean Labsan Sr. Florida Atlantic
DH/UT Jonathan Washam Sr. Louisiana Tech


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Reply #38 on: January 25, 2017, 03:00:45 pm
http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2017/01/25/2017-conference-usa-preseason-poll-released/

Preseason rank: 6th place

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
P Kirk McCarty Jr. Southern Miss
P Ricardo Salinas Jr. Rice
P Casey Sutton Sr. Louisiana Tech
RP Glenn Otto Jr. Rice
C Brent Diaz Jr. Louisiana Tech
IF Taylor Braley Jr. Southern Miss
IF Dylan Burdeaux Sr. Southern Miss
IF Brett Netzer Jr. Charlotte
IF Ford Proctor So. Rice
IF Logan Sherer Sr. Charlotte
OF Jesse Baker Sr. UTSA
OF T.J. Nichting Sr. Charlotte
OF Charlie Warren Sr. Rice
DH/UT Sean Labsan Sr. Florida Atlantic
DH/UT Jonathan Washam Sr. Louisiana Tech


Finishing 6th would fit with the gradual progression forward.  We went from 12th to 10th to 8th last year.

I think our offense will be really good, if our pitching is average to above average, I think we could surprise some people.  It would be nice to be able to climb into that top 4 in the conference and be in at-large discussions in May.  We have the OOC schedule to put a nice resume together. 

Pitching is the big question mark right now.  A new pitching Coach may be the spark the guys needed.  I didn't make it out to any fall games so I have no idea what the new guys look like.  From last year we have:

Josh Maciejewski- Solid lefty, should be our ace on Fridays.
Sean Geoghegan- last years Friday starter, injured late last year, still working back to 100%. Not sure where hit fits right now.
Colton Laws- struggled as a RS Freshman last year but showed some bright spots after getting several weekend starts
Matt Horkey- Junior Lefty was mainly a mid-week starter last year
Brandon Vogler- Senior righty mainly used as a week day stater and bullpen guy
JD Prochaska- Lefty was a weekend starter early last year and struggled. Ended up a bullpen guy.
Brandon Casas- Righty was a weekend starter early last year and struggled. Ended up a bullpen guy.
Phillip Perry- Mainly a bullpen guy last year after tranferring form ECU, Had 2 starts.

Some new guys that might get in the mix:
RHP Jonah Patten- JUCO that transferred from Arkansas
RHP Zach Flanagan- JUCO sat out last year with an injury.


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Reply #39 on: January 27, 2017, 04:48:01 pm
clt says to order tickets for the uptown series today.


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Reply #40 on: January 30, 2017, 09:29:20 am

Experienced 49ers focused on ending NCAA baseball drought

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/college/article129239764.html





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Reply #41 on: February 14, 2017, 10:50:37 am

Big test on opening weekend with WVU coming to town. They are picked 6th in the Big XII and a projected Regional team by Baseball America. They got hot toward s the end of last season and ended up playing for the Big XII Title

Looks like they return most of their line-up from last year, including Freshman All American Darius Hill in RF.  He was voted Best Athlete in the Big XII by Baseball America.

WVU only returns 1 of their 3 weekend starters in RHP BJ Myers.  He is listed as one of the top 2017 prospects in in the Big XII by Baseball America.

I'm not sure how our pitching will look but I'd put our offense up against anyone's.


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Reply #42 on: February 14, 2017, 11:05:36 am
If the chips fall the right way, this is our best team in years.  This pitching staff could either be really good, or really not good.  If sean recovers well, and Colton throws like he knows he can, and we know he can, we could be very solid. 
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Reply #43 on: February 15, 2017, 07:09:39 pm
If the chips fall the right way, this is our best team in years. 

Agree.  Perhaps it is those worn out green tinted lenses, but I have high hopes for this year.  If Coastal Carolina can win the whole thing, there is hope for us, especially with the forward vision of our Athletic Department. 

Also........  I'll try to get some info at the games from Judy about our upcoming football stadium expansion.  Can't wait.   

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Reply #44 on: February 15, 2017, 07:27:36 pm
To be honest, I don't keep up with our baseball team as much as I should, but I do go to 3-4 games on campus and all the ones uptown. Cool to see we have several games at bb&t ballpark again. Do you guys think we will be competitive in those games? Would love to win one of those, especially the one against nc state.


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Reply #45 on: February 16, 2017, 06:06:09 am
clt wonders about schwarber. Is he ready to play rf? You don't want to lose his bat in the lineup.


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Reply #46 on: February 16, 2017, 12:07:06 pm
To be honest, I don't keep up with our baseball team as much as I should, but I do go to 3-4 games on campus and all the ones uptown. Cool to see we have several games at bb&t ballpark again. Do you guys think we will be competitive in those games? Would love to win one of those, especially the one against nc state.

Well, we won 2 of our 3 Uptown games last year, 1 was against an SEC team.

This year we play Wake and NC State there.  We split with Wake last season, with our win being with a walk-off HR at the Hayes and their win was a walk-off at their place.  They were a pretty good team last year, earning their first NCAA bid in a long time. I'd say they were pretty evenly matched games last year.

NC State is a pre-season Top 10 team, and they will be a tough match-up.


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Reply #47 on: February 16, 2017, 12:30:35 pm
Weather-wise, couldn't really ask for a better opening weekend.


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Reply #48 on: February 16, 2017, 01:05:23 pm
Weather-wise, couldn't really ask for a better opening weekend.


Can't wait to throw a few back with NWA this Saturday at the Normbulance. Should be a great time.


Anyone else coming out?


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Reply #49 on: February 16, 2017, 01:07:44 pm
Weather-wise, couldn't really ask for a better opening weekend.


Can't wait to throw a few back with NWA this Saturday at the Normbulance. Should be a great time.


Anyone else coming out?
I might Sunday. Saturday won't work for me unfortunately.


 

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