Charlotte softball C-USA

Charlotte softball's Lindsey Walljasper hits the ball in a game against Marshall on May 9, 2021.

Charlotte (31-17) defeated Marshall (20-13) in the first round of the Conference USA tournament. The 49ers advance with the win to face the number two seed in the tournament UAB.

Charlotte was propelled by great play and an ample amount of hits throughout the contest. The 49ers recorded 17 hits in the win as the bats were red hot. Another key factor in the win is that not one 49er struck out, which showed that the team was waiting for the best pitch.

Six 49ers went on to record an RBI in the game, and the team also had five players have multi-hit games. They came together, but they have a lot of work still to do.

This is the first win in the C-USA tournament for the 49ers since 2017 and is the third win in the tournament overall.

The Thundering Herd struck first in the top of the second inning as senior catcher Katie Adams would leave the yard. Marshall would go on top by a score of 1-0.

Charlotte finally got things going in the bottom of the fourth inning, and they never looked back. It was once again Bailey Vannoy who started the onslaught of runs for the team. Vannoy singled to the shortstop, and it brought home the first run of the game for the 49ers.

It wouldn’t stop there, though as hits from Spenser Gray and Kourtney Gremillon extended the lead to 3-1 to put Charlotte on top for the first time in the game. The 49ers continued to put distance between the two

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