Softball Wins Two Games On Sunday

DENTON, Texas (2/20/11) - The North Texas softball team posted two wins on day three of the Sleep Inn Classic, capturing second place in the tournament with a 3-1 record. The Mean Green defeated Northwestern State, 5-1, and Centenary, 11-2, on Sunday afternoon at Lovelace Stadium.

Nebraska won the Sleep Inn Classic with a 5-0 record, and freshman catcher Taylor Edwards received Tournament MVP honors. Edwards posted a home run in each of the Huskers' five victories.

With the two wins, North Texas improves to 5-5 this season. The Mean Green bats woke up on day three, and the North Texas pitching kept the visiting bats quiet.

Megan Rupp led the offense during the tournament with a .500 average. She went 6-for-12 with two doubles and three RBI. Lesley Hirsch posted four hits and two RBI in the tournament.

The Mean Green used a six-run second inning to take a five-inning run-rule victory against Centenary. Mallory Cantler and Maddelyn Fraley each knocked in two runs for the Mean Green, and Mariza Martinez went 2-for-2 with a walk.

Freshman Lauren Poole picked up her first career victory against Centenary. She allowed two runs off six hits in five innings of work.

In the first win against Northwestern State, getting the lead-off batter on base was key. Rupp led off the first inning with a single. She scored the first run of the game after Cantler drove her home with an RBI double.

After the Golden Eagles tied the game 1-1, Renae Bromley led off the fifth inning with a double. Lesley Hirsch brought her home with another double to give the lead back to the Mean Green for good.

Aided by singles by Rupp and Lesley Hirsch, North Texas sealed the win with three runs in the seventh inning. Monica Hirsch led off the inning with a single. Lisa Johnson and Fraley both walked in runs.

Brittany Simmons picked up her second win of the tournament against Northwestern State. She improves to 3-4 overall. The sophomore allowed just one run off four hits in seven innings of work.

North Texas returns to action on Friday, Feb. 25 when it faces UTSA at 6 pm. at Lovelace Stadium.



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