Charlotte, N.C.- After hosting the Green and White over the weekend, the Charlotte 49ers softball team heads up the road to Elon, N.C. for a mid-week contest squaring off with the Phoenix.
Charlotte is led offensively by Jackie Kleinsmith hitting .552 from the plate with two dingers and nine RBI. Samantha Slade is second offensively with a .464 batting average. Slade leads the team in homeruns (6) and RBI (14). Kleinsmith leads the Conference USA in batting average.
Lexi Betancourt leads the way in the circle with a 4-1 record and a team leading 1.42 ERA and 36 strikeouts. Betancourt picked up three wins over the weekend.
The Niners lead the overall series 16-11 against the Phoenix. Charlotte has won five of the last six. The 49ers split the doubleheader last season at home dropping the first game 5-2 and picking up an 8-0 win in the night cap. Charlotte has won the last two meetings on the road picking up wins on 4/22/10 and 4/4/12 winning 4-2 and 5-0 respectively.
Charlotte will take the field at 4 pm at Hunt Softball Park. Elon is 8-4-1 coming into the game going 3-1 in the Phoenix Opening tournament.