Mean Green Falls To No. 18 Cowgirls

Stillwater, Okla. (3/23/11) - The North Texas softball team hit three home runs against the No. 18 Cowgirls, but Oklahoma State scored five runs in the final two innings to take a 9-5 victory on Wednesday night.

The Mean Green falls to 13-15 overall, while the Cowgirls improve to 27-6. Oklahoma State leads the overall series against North Texas, 7-3.

Mariza Martinez, Lisa Johnson and Renae Bromley all homered for the Mean Green. Bromley's three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning gave North Texas a 5-4 lead. The Cowgirls responded with a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to retake the lead and sealed the win with three runs in the sixth.

North Texas dug itself into a hole by giving up four runs off three hits and two errors in the bottom of the first. The Mean Green began chipping away at the lead with a solo home run by Martinez in the top of the second. It was the senior's second home run of the season.

Johnson gave North Texas a second run with a solo home run in the top of the fourth. The home run was Johnson's fourth of the season, the third most on the team.

Lesley Hirsch led off the fifth by reaching base on an error. Brooke Foster moved her to second with a bunt single, and Bromley brought them all home with a three-run homer. It was Bromley's second of the season. The home run gave North Texas a 5-4 lead.

Oklahoma State led off the bottom of the inning with a double and then a two-run homer that gave the lead back to the Cowgirls.

Ashley Kirk picked up the loss, giving up five runs off five hits in two innings of work. Brittany Simmons allowed just one run off four hits in four innings of work.

Johnson went 2-for-2 with one run scored, one RBI and one walk.

North Texas returns to action on Saturday, March 26 when it hosts FIU in Sun Belt Conference action at 2 p.m.



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