Charlotte 49ers baseball landed Brad Elwood (Indian Trail, N.C. / Piedmont HS), to the 2014 Preseason All-Conference USA team.
Elwood, who is a junior this year and played second base and outfield last season, was selected to the All-Atlantic 10 tournament team, Academic All-Conference and A-10 Player of the week last season. Elwood was rated third toughest to strikeout last season in the NCAA, striking out ten times in 233 at bats. The infielder finished second on the team in batting average hitting .343 and led the team with 80 hits.
Elwood highlighted the season with a 15 game hitting streak and reaching base safely in 21 straight. The middle infielder played in 59 of the Niners 60 games with the majority of those coming at second base.
PRESEASON PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Drew Reynolds, East Carolina (Senior, DH/RHP)
Aramis Garcia, FIU (Junior, Catcher)
PRESEASON PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Zech Lemond, Rice (Junior, Right-hander)
P Austin Gomber Jr. Florida Atlantic
P Jeff Hoffman Jr. East Carolina
P Jordan Stephens Jr. Rice
RP Zech Lemond Jr. Rice
C Aramis Garcia Jr. FIU
IF Brad Elwood Jr. Charlotte
IF Shane Hoelscher Sr. Rice
IF R.J. Perucki Sr. UTSA
IF Edwin Rios So. FIU
OF Michael Aquino Sr. Rice
OF Josh Eldridge Jr. Old Dominion
OF Ryan Stephens Sr. Middle Tennessee
OF Mason Robbins Jr. Southern Miss
DH/UT Drew Reynolds Sr. East Carolina