Mean Green Softball Set For Mid-Week Doubleheader
DENTON – After two weeks on the road, the North Texas softball team returns home for two games on Wednesday against the Saint Francis Red Flash. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m.
Wednesday’s doubleheader marks the first meeting between the two schools.
The Mean Green (7-7) return to Lovelace Stadium after a 3-2 showing at the Hampton Inn and Suites University Area Seahawk Softball Classic hosted by UNC-Wilmington last weekend. The squad defeated Appalachian State twice and Maryland-Baltimore County once, while UNCW dealt the squad both of its losses.
Senior Kelli Schkade remains the driving force of the North Texas offense, as she is hitting .380 through 14 games with five extra-base hits and 10 runs scored. Sophomore Harley Perella continues to swing a hot bat for the Mean Green, going 6-for-16 in Wilmington, North Carolina, with two doubles, one home run and three RBI to raise her season average to .282.
After starting the season 0-3, North Texas senior lefty Jessica Elder got back on track against UMBC last Saturday, tossing 5.1 innings and allowing only one run on three hits before being relieved.
Senior Stacey Underwood continues to be the anchor atop the rotation, leading the team in wins (four), appearances (nine), and strikeouts (30) and complete games (4).
Saint Francis (11-6) heads to Denton after stops in Waco and Arlington, Texas. The Red Flash went 2-3 at the Baylor University Invitational and split a doubleheader with UT-Arlington on Tuesday, making them 3-4 in Texas.
Cheyenne McKee is the offensive leader for SFU, hitting at a .375 clip with seven extra-base hits. Ethel Santai enters with a 4-0 in the circle and a 2.03 earned-run average. She is limiting opposing hitters to a .211 average across 38 innings pitched.
The second game of the doubleheader will be streamed via CUSA.tv.
Wednesday marks $1 hotdog day at Lovelace Stadium.