Softball Records Eleven Hits In Win
North Texas softball team tied a season high with 11 hits in the 9-3 win against Texas State on Saturday at Bobcat Stadium. The Mean Green lost to Purdue, 6-2, in the first game of the day.
San Marcos, Texas (3/2/13) - The North Texas softball team tied a season high with 11 hits in the 9-3 win against Texas State on Saturday at Bobcat Stadium. The Mean Green lost to Purdue, 6-2, in the first game of the day.
The Mean Green goes to 10-10 on the season and 3-1 in the CenturyLink Classic. North Texas will finish up play in the tournament on Sunday, March 3 against Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 12:30 p.m.
For the second time in the tournament, North Texas compiled a season-high 11 hits in a single game. The Mean Green recorded 11 hits in the 7-3 win on Friday against Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
Ashley Kirk won her fifth game of the season, pitching in relief of Brittany Simmons. The junior pitched four shutout innings, allowing no hits and striking out seven. Jackie Miller made her season pitching debut, allowing just one hit in the seventh inning.
Dani Hoff and Jordan Terry led the offense with two hits and two RBI each in the win. North Texas took an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning. Hoff brought home two runners, including Terry, with her team-leading fifth double of the season. Two more runs scored on a Karly Williams RBI single.
The Bobcats came back in the game, scoring a run in the second and two in the third. North Texas sealed the win with four runs in the fourth inning off three hits and two errors. Terry posted RBI singles in the fourth and fifth innings.
Purdue outhit the Mean Green, 9-3. The Boilermakers capitalized early with their lead-off hitter reaching base in the first inning off a Mean Green error. She scored the first run off the game on a bases-loaded walk.
North Texas responded with two runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Paige Kisling knocked in two runs with her first career triple.
Purdue scored four runs in the second to retake the lead, 5-2. The Boilermakers used two extra-base hits to score the four runs.
North Texas was shutout the rest of the way, recording only two hits in the final five innings.
Lauren Poole (0-3) took the loss for the Mean Green. She pitched a complete game, allowing six runs off nine hits.
Hoff is leading the Mean Green in the offense in the tournament, posting 6 hits in 12 at bats. Brooke Foster and Terry have each knocked in six runs in the four games.