Monday, April 28, 2008

Charlotte Christian closes in on title

Charlotte Christian is this season’s biggest non-surprise in high school baseball.

The Knights (21-7) are rolling through the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association, and are 5-1 in conference. They can clinch the league title with a home victory against Charlotte Latin on Tuesday.

Latin (5-14, 3-3) is two games behind with three games left. The math is simple: Christian has to win one of the three to snag the conference title.

Winning titles is nothing new for the Knights. They’ve won the past six NCISAA championships, and eight in nine years.

Coach Greg Simmons directs a well-tuned program that is expected to win, and it does. That might be lofty expectations for new players, but they’re exposed to the tradition early on.

This year’s squad is a heavyweight contender. The pitching is strong with Mason Bradley (6-2), Luke Bard (6-2) and Andy Clifford (4-1).
Scott Glover is hitting a team-high .440, with 19 RBIs and 33 hits. Ty Linton, Adam Hill and Bard have been steady hitters, too.

Charlotte Christian will play at Latin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and host Latin at 7 p.m. Friday to conclude the CISAA schedule.

The conference tournament will be Monday and Tuesday at Charlotte Christian. The state private-school playoffs begin May 10.
-- Cliff Mehrtens

5 comments:

Bill Michael said...

Congrats Knights...I hope to catch a game before you're finished. What's with the 7 losses...are you playing with no gloves?

Anonymous said...

ITS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GO TO FLORIDA AND PLAY THE NATIONS BEST TALENT, 3 OF THERE LOSSES CAME AGAINST COLLEGE TEAMS

Anonymous said...

I HEARD THAT THEY BEAT TWO JUCOS WHILE IN FLORIDA

Anonymous said...

If they're that good, what happened in the Sink Tournament against the nonrecruiting, nonscholarship, no reclassing public schools? Did they even win a game?

Anonymous said...

They won one, vs. a very weak south meck team, Christian is so overrated, and they didn't beat any jucos, thats just a rumor