Softball Loses Two Extra-Inning Games

Waco, Texas (2/24/12) - The North Texas softball team lost two extra-inning games in day one of the Texas Shootout on Friday afternoon. The Mean Green lost to Texas State, 1-0, in nine innings and then fell to Texas State, 10-0, in eight innings.

North Texas falls to 4-5 overall and 0-2 in the Baylor-hosted tournament. Texas State improves to 5-7, and the Red Raiders extend their record to 8-4.

Both North Texas pitchers held their opponents scoreless for seven innings but gave up runs in extra innings. The Mean Green bats were held scoreless for a combined 17 innings.

Ashley Kirk (1-3) held Texas Tech to just three hits through seven innings of work. She gave up six runs in the eighth inning before getting relieved by Lauren Poole. The Red Raiders scored all their runs in the eighth inning.

The Mean Green lost its opening game, 1-0, in nine innings. North Texas posted three hits against the Bobcats.

Brittany Simmons (3-1) lost her first game of the season despite giving up just five hits. Ann Marie Taylor pitched a shutout for Texas State, striking out 10 Mean Green batters.

The Mean Green's best opportunity to score against the Bobcats came in the fifth inning when Ashley McCarroll doubled to left field. The sophomore was tagged out, attempting to stretch the hit into a triple. Lisa Johnson and Brooke Foster posted the Mean Green's other hits.

North Texas returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 25 when the Mean Green plays Stephen F. Austin and No. 9 Baylor.  



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