WKU Snaps Mean Green Winning Streak

Boca Raton, Fla. (5/9/12) - The WKU softball team snapped the Mean Green's six-game winning streak as North Texas dropped its opening game of the Sun Belt Conference Championship, 3-1, on Wednesday night at the FAU Softball Stadium.

The Mean Green falls to 26-25-1 overall and 0-1 in the conference tournament. NT is now 4-4 in opening-round games of the conference tournament. North Texas will play No. 8 Florida Atlantic in an elimination game on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

WKU (32-23-1) won its first game against the Mean Green this season. North Texas won the conference series, picking up two wins and a tie.

North Texas struck first with a run in the first inning, but WKU added runs in the second and fifth innings to take the lead. Megan Rupp recorded all of the Mean Green's three hits in the game.

Emily Rosseau earned the win for the Hilltoppers. She pitched seven innings and allowed one run off three hits in the game. Ashley Kirk (11-12) took the loss for the Mean Green. She pitched 3.1 innings and gave up three runs off six hits.

Rupp took the first pitch over the leftfielder's head for a double to start things off for the Mean Green in the first inning. The senior advanced to third on a groundout by Lesley Hirsch and scored off a sacrifice fly by Brooke Foster.

WKU responded with two runs off two hits in the second inning. Katrina Metoyer knocked in two runs with a triple to right centerfield. The Hilltoppers added to the lead with an RBI single by Keslie Mattox in the fifth to put WKU ahead by two, 3-1.



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