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49er Softball Travels to #17 Tulsa in C-USA Series

Charlotte, N.C.- Charlotte 49ers Softball team heads to the midwest to square off with the nationally ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a Conference USA series this weekend (3/22-3/23).  Tulsa (25-3, 3-0 C-USA) is ranked #17 in the latest poll. Charlotte is 10-12 with a 2-4 record in C-USA.

After being rained out during the week, the 49ers have plenty of rest going into the Conference USA series with the Golden Hurricane playing its last game on 3/16 in the series finale against East Carolina.

This will be the third meeting all-time against Tulsa with the Golden Hurricane taking both meetings thus far.  The last meeting came on March 10, 2002, with Tulsa taking the doubleheader 3-2 and 2-0.

Lexi Betancourt leads the team with a 2.00 ERA and 111 strikeouts with a 9-6 record.  Samantha Slade leads the Niners offensively hitting .377 with six doubles, seven dingers and 21 RBI.

Game one of the series will be Saturday at 12 pm (1 pm Central) followed by game two of the doubleheader at 2 pm (3 pm Central).  The series will wrap up on Sunday at 11 am (12 pm Central).   

Live Stats, Video and Game Day tweets will be available throughout the series.

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