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Scoreless streak up to 27 innings for Charlotte’s Colton Laws

MIAMI, Fla. – Charlotte starter Colton Laws ran his scoreless streak to 27.1 innings after seven more shutout innings, leading the way in a 4-0 blanking of Florida International on Friday night.

The 49ers win their second-straight Conference USA opener behind Laws’ three-hit shutout over seven for the second-straight outing.

“We got the series off to a good start,” stated Head Coach Loren Hibbs. “Laws was good and Brooks was good. Pitching tonight was outstanding. Offensively, we executed a hit-and-run and took advantage of a couple of miscues by their pitcher. Being able to execute like that in the third inning was huge.”

Laws (2-0, a Carson High School graduate) got his night off on a solid start with a strikeout of Derek Cartaya in the first of four three-up, three-down innings. The right-hander nailed down two more whiffs to open the third on Nick Day and Adam Sevario before sitting down Cartaya again, along with Irving Lopez, back-to-back to end the sixth.

The three hits allowed by Laws all came with one out in the second, fifth and sixth innings. The Panthers couldn’t manage a serious threat in any of those three frames.

Matt Brooks finished off FIU in dominant fashion going six-up, six-down during his eighth and ninth inning appearance recording three strikeouts, including one on the final out on Javier Valdes to clinch the league-opening win.

Charlotte (12-6, 1-0 C-USA) got on the board with three in the fourth taking advantage of erratic throwing by FIU starter Robert Garcia.

–Sean Fox, Charlotte sports information

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