Softball Travels to Murfreesboro This Weekend

DENTON, Texas (4/19/13) -The North Texas softball team looks to pick up conference wins this weekend when it faces Middle Tennessee in a three-game conference series. The Mean Green faces the Blue Raiders on Saturday at 1 p.m. with a doubleheader.

The Mean Green (19-20) looks to build on some momentum after splitting a doubleheader with No. 19 Baylor on Wednesday. North Texas defeated the Bears, 5-3, in the opening game. North Texas is currently in seventh place in the conference standings with a 6-9 record, but could move up to fifth with a few wins. MT is 5-39 overall and has won just one conference game.

Ashley Kirk picked up her ninth win of the season in the victory against Baylor. She struck out nine batters, increasing her season total to 119. The 119 strikeouts moves her into fifth place on the Norht Texas single-season list. The junior holds the No. 1 and No. 2 marks on that list with 163 and 158 strikeouts, respectively. She is eight strikeouts away from setting the career record at North Texas.

Brooke Foster is leading the team with a .355 batting average and 44 hits.

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