Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate softball team begins the final week of the regular season and will play its final non-conference game of the year when it plays host to the Charlotte 49ers Wednesday evening at 5 at Cyrill Stadium.
Upstate enters the game having won seven of its last eight games and stands 36-8 on the year. The Spartans are ranked No. 38 in the latest NCAA RPI ranking and look to continue to build on its resume for a third consecutive postseason appearance. Upstate claimed an impressive non-conference win last week when it traveled to Athens, Ga., and took a 4-3 victory at No. 11 Georgia behind the game-winning hit from Karla Beasley.
Charlotte enters Wednesday’s game with a 22-21 record. The 49ers have only won one game in the last seven outings, that a 1-0 decision over a tough UAB squad in game one of their doubleheader last Saturday. Charlotte has played common opponents with Upstate against Gardner-Webb, South Carolina, Furman, North Carolina, Elon, Appalachian State and Western Carolina and stands 4-8 in those contests. Upstate is 8-3 this season against the common opponents.