Former Piedmont star hits two homers for 49ers

Elwood pulls average up to .408
Mar. 18, 2013 @ 08:34 PM

Former Piedmont High star Brad Elwood is evolving into one of the Charlotte 49ers' top baseball players.
The sophomore second baseman hit two home runs and a double for Charlotte in a 14-4 home win over Siena on Sunday, and finished 4-for-6 with three RBI.
Elwood (5-9, 171 pounds) pulled his batting average up to .408 and helped his team improve to 14-5 heading into today's game at Duke (6:00).
A four-year starter at Piedmont, Elwood set the state high school record for doubles in a season with 25 in 2010. He still holds two state records, according to, including doubles for a career (45 from 2008-11).
Elwood has 15 RBI through 19 games this season, and has struck out just twice in 71 at bats — easily the lowest Charlotte's among starters.
Union County has two former standouts starting for the 49ers, including senior third baseman Shane Basen (6-2, 187), a Marvin Ridge High graduate.
Basen, an academic all-American last season, ranks third on the team in battling (.358) and second in RBI (17) and runs scored (17).