Simmons Leads From The Circle

DENTON, Texas (2/7/13) -The North Texas softball team opens it season on Friday, Feb. 8 when it competes in the Texas Classic in Austin, Texas.

The Mean Green faces Memphis in its season opener at 12:30 p.m. and then plays No. 7 Texas at 6 p.m. The game against Texas will be televised on Longhorn Network.

North Texas enters the 2013 season with one of its talented and deepest pitching staffs. The Mean Green has five pitchers on its roster, and three of the five are upperclassmen. Senior Brittany Simmons and junior Ashley Kirk pitched the majority of the innings for the Mean Green last year, while junior Lauren Poole picked up some relief innings.

Simmons has been the Mean Green’s workhorse the last two seasons and has the opportunity to move up to the No. 2 spot in most career pitching records at North Texas. She is already third in career games started, appearances and innings pitched, and fourth in wins and complete games.

There are numerous ways to follow the Mean Green as it competes in the three-day tournament. Fans can follow softball on Facebook (North Texas Softball) and on Twitter (@MeanGreenSB).

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The games against Texas can heard with an audio subscription and can be watched on Longhorn Network.

Longhorn Network is available on AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Grande Communications, Consolidated Communications, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision. Longhorn Network is now available online to Verizon FiOS and Grande
Communications subscribers at Alex Loeb and Amanda Scarborough will be announcing the game.

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