Mean Green Familiar With Late-Inning Heroics
DENTON, Texas (4/4/12) - You might get to see a walk-off home run once during a season. Not if you are Mean Green fan. The North Texas softball team has had three walk-off hits this season, including two in a doubleheader this past weekend.
DENTON, Texas (4/4/12) - You might get to see a walk-off home run once during a season if you are lucky. Not if you are Mean Green fan. The North Texas softball team has had three walk-off hits this season, including two in a doubleheader this past weekend.
The extra bonus is that all three walk-off wins came against conference opponents. On March 17, Dani Hoff hit a walk-off grand slam to defeat Middle Tennessee. North Texas went on to sweep the Blue Raiders.
On March 31, Jordan Terry won the first game of a doubleheader against WKU with a two-out, pinch-hit double in the bottom of the seventh inning that scored the game-tying and game-winning run.
In game two, Caitlin Grimes hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to win the game for the Mean Green. Grimes had also hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to cut the lead to one.
The Mean Green almost did it again in game three. North Texas ran out of time, literally. For the first time in Mean Green history, North Texas recorded a tie. Normally, a tie ball-game would result in extra-innings, but the third game against WKU was called due to a drop-dead time. The drop-dead time almost worked against the Mean Green; the team barely completed the seventh inning by the alloted time. Down 6-4 headed into the bottom of the seventh inning, Ashley McCarroll saved the day with a two-run homer to tie the game.
North Texas scored nine of its 19 runs in three games this past weekend in the seventh inning. The Mean Green is outscoring its opponents in the first, second, third and seventh innings but is being outscored in the fourth, fifth and sixth.
The Mean Green hosts FAU in a three-game series this weekend. Please stay for all seven innings.