Charlotte swept doubleheader action to claim the second and third games of a four-game series in North Carolina. The 49ers scored six runs over the final two innings to capture the opener 12-5, and scored 13 unanswered runs over their final four at-bats to take the nightcap 14-3. Junior Marcos Campos led the Saints, registering a team-high five hits on the day.
Game One: Charlotte 12, Siena 5
Dominick Cammarata went 3-4 with three runs scored a pair of RBI to pace Charlotte (7-4) in Game One of the doubleheader. Campos was 3-5 with an RBI to lead the Siena (0-10) charge.
Senior Joe Drpich homered to open the scoring in the top of the first, but Charlotte got the run back in the home half of the frame. The 49ers then went in front for good with a four-run second, punctuated by two-run hits from Reece Hampton and Harris Yett.
The Saints got a pair of runs back in the fourth on a throwing error and a sacrifice fly from sophomore Yasser Santana to pull within 5-3, however Charlotte scored seven unanswered runs highlighted by three runs apiece in the seventh and eighth innings to pull away.
Drew Ober drove in three runs and scored twice, while Hampton added three runs and a pair of RBI for the 49ers which registered 16 hits.
Siena capped the scoring with a two-run ninth on RBI singles from freshman Tim Carroll and Campos.
Game Two: Charlotte 14, Siena 3
Charlotte pounded out 13 runs on 13 hits over the final four innings to rally past Siena in the nightcap. Jackson Mims was a perfect 5-5 at the plate for the 49ers which tallied 18 hits overall.
The Saints claimed a 3-1 lead at the midway point heading into the home half of the fifth. Sophomore Jonathan Crimmin delivered a two-out, two-run double to open the scoring in the first, and senior Jordan Bishop extended the advantage with an RBI single in fifth.
But Charlotte jumped in front in the home half of the frame on a go-ahead grand slam from Ober. After tacking on an insurance run in the sixth, the 49ers added four more runs apiece in both the seventh and eighth innings to pull away.
Campos and Bishop led the Saints with a pair of hits apiece in the second game.
The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m.