Opposing players to watch

Baseball: Charlotte @ Marshall (In Beckley, WV)

Friday at 6 p.m.—Saturday at 4 p.m.—Sunday at 1 p.m.

Zach Jarrett, Centerfielder, #10- Jarrett plays the role of clean-up hitter for University of North Carolina at Charlotte, using his excessive power to deliver extra base hits and clear the bases.

Like most power hitters, Jarrett isn’t the most efficient batter, accumulating just a .229 batting average. His average is the third worst of any 49er with 10 plus starts.

When Jarrett can avoid whiffing at pitches, he can light up the scoreboard quickly as he leads the team in homeruns and runs batted in with five and 18, respectively. In fact, outside of Jarrett’s five homers the rest of the Charlotte squad knocked just two out of the park for the season.

Sean Geoghegan, Pitcher, #24- The left-handed redshirt sophomore is scheduled to pitch for the 49ers in Friday’s contest, suggesting a possible rough outing for Herd hitters.

Geoghegan is Charlotte’s most effective and reliable starter by a considerable margin this season going 4-2 in seven starts.

Geoghegan leads the Charlotte pitching staff with a 2.47 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. However, in conference play, Geoghegan’s numbers have expectantly fallen off a bit with the stiffer competition as his ERA has jumped to 3.31.

Brad Heltzel can be contacted at [email protected].