Softball Falls In Champ. Game To Baylor

San Marcos, Texas (2/24/13) - The Mean Green homered twice, but it was not enough to hold off the Baylor offense as the North Texas softball team fell to the No. 25 Bears, 9-3, in the championship game of the Texas Shootout on Sunday afternoon at Bobcat Stadium.

The Mean Green falls to 7-9 overall, while Baylor improves to 15-2. North Texas went 3-2 in the Texas Shootout, falling twice to No. 25 Baylor. Four of NT's nine losses have come to ranked opponents.

Batting at the lead-off position for just the second time this season, Brooke Foster led off the game with a home run. She is the third Mean Green player to start off a game with a home run in school history.

The lead was brief for the Mean Green. Baylor responded with a lead-off home run of its own to tie the game. Kaitlyn Thumann hit a long ball off Tori Bice in the bottom of the first inning. Holly Holl gave Baylor a lead it would not relinquish in the third with a two-run homer. A third run scored in the inning off a passed ball.

Karly Williams hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to cut into the Baylor lead, 4-2. It was the first home run of her career for Williams. Baylor responded again in the bottom of the inning with two runs off two hits and a Mean Green error. The Bears scored three more runs in the sixth to seal the win.

Foster knocked in her second run of the game with a double in the seventh inning. She recorded two of the Mean Green's six hits in the game.

Whitney Canion earned the win for Baylor. She allowed three runs off six hits in seven innings of work. She struck out 13 Mean Green batters. Bice (2-1) picked up the first loss of her career, giving up three runs off four hits in 2.1 innings of work.

In the two games against Baylor, North Texas hit three home runs and knocked in six runs, but the team also struck out a combined 24 times.

Jordan Terry led the Mean Green offense in the tournament with two home runs, a double and five RBI. As a team, North Texas hit six home runs in the tournament after coming into the weekend with just two.

North Texas returns to San Marcos next weekend when it competes in the CenturyLink Classic.



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