Softball Earns No. 4 Seed In Sun Belt Tourney

DENTON, Texas (5/6/12) - The North Texas softball team earned a No. 4 seed in the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Championship and will face the No.5 seed, Western Kentucky, in its first-round game on Wednesday, May 9 at 3 p.m. in Boca Raton, Fla.

The No. 4 ranking is the second-highest seed the Mean Green has received since the Sun Belt Conference started fielding an eight-team championship in 2007. The 2010 Mean Green team earned a No. 3 seed.

The Mean Green finished its regular season with an overall record of 26-24-1 and a conference mark of 13-10-1. The 26 wins are tied for the third-most victories in school history and the 13 conference wins is a team best. WKU is 31-23-1 overall and 11-12-1 in the conference. NT won the conference series against the Hilltoppers, picking up two wins and a tie.

North Texas is playing in its eighth conference tournament. The top eight teams advance to the double-elimination conference tournament. Louisiana-Lafayette earned its fifth straight No. 1 seed and looks to defend its conference title. The Ragin' Cajuns took the top seed after winning the regular season title with a 21-3 conference mark.

NT is 4-3 in opening round conference tournament games and 10-14 overall in the tournament. North Texas is 17-15-1 in the all-time series against WKU and 3-1 in the conference tournament. The winner of the game between the Mean Green and the Hilltoppers will play either ULL or FAU on Thursday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m.

The tournament will begin on Wednesday, May 9 at the host school Florida Atlantic and conclude with the championship game on Saturday, May 12 at 3 p.m., central time.



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