UNCC 49er baseball hosts the UNC Tarheels
Posted on 23 Apr 2008 by Matthew Tyndall
UNCC’s baseball team hosted UNC-Chapel Hill yesterday in a rematch at Hayes Stadium. The 49ers had hoped they could turn the tables on the Tarheels after a recent 5–4 game that went into the 12th inning. This wasn’t the case yesterday. UNCC suffered a big defeat and lost 17–0, the first shutout since 2005.
One good thing that came out of yesterday’s game was the overwhelming attendance. The stadium sold out and onlookers who couldn’t get tickets took up nearly every plot of land around the perimeter. Coming to the campus from Highway 29 you were met by a sea of cars parking in every available opening.
The 49ers’ loss notwithstanding, hopefully the huge crowd and buzz created around it will spark some school spirit so we can sell out more games. With spirit like this, a university football team will not be far behind.