April 9, 2014
NT 4, Oklahoma St. 3 Box Score
STILLWATER, Okla. – North Texas fell to Oklahoma State, 7-4, after allowing a total of seven runs in the second and third innings despite junior Madison Thompson pitching three scoreless innings down the stretch.
With the loss, NT split the season series with the Cowgirls with each winning one game at home.
“I felt we did a better job competing for seven innings in this game,” head coach Tracey Kee said. “Obviously we fell short, but if we can build on that and continue to work hard, then positive things will come our way.”
Junior Kat Strunk was responsible for the first run of the game when she hit a single up the middle to score senior Brooke Foster from second base.
NT allowed four runs in the bottom of the second inning before senior Jordan Terry knocked home two more for the Mean Green when her single to the shortstop scored Jen Beardsley and Foster.
After allowing another three runs in the bottom of the third, Foster would provide the fourth and final run for North Texas with a solo home run off of the left-field foul pole.
Foster concluded the game with three runs, which pushed her season total to a team-high 35 runs scored.
Thompson, who came into the day with a 4.96 ERA, allowed no hits and struck out two batters in her three innings of relief for starter Ashley Kirk.
“It felt really good,” Thompson said. “I’m working really hard on getting my lines straight and being able to adjust each pitch. It felt good to just go out and keep my composure and give the team some momentum to get back into the game a bit.”
North Texas heads to Marshall next for a Conference USA series with the Thundering Herd, which will see the first game aired live nationally on Fox Sports (Fox Sports + in the DFW area). That game will start at 11 a.m. CST.