Mean Green Softball Receives No. 3 Seed In Conference Tournament

DENTON, Texas (5/9/10) - The North Texas softball team earned a No.3 seed in the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Championship and will face the No.6 seed, Troy, in its first-round game on Wednesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in Mobile, Ala. The No. 3 ranking is the highest seed the Mean Green has ever received in the conference tournament.

The Mean Green finished its regular season with an overall record of 27-18 and a conference mark of 12-9. The 27 wins ties a school record for most wins in a single season and the 12 conference wins is also a team best. Troy is 24-28 overall and 10-13 in the conference. NT won two out of three in the conference series against the Trojans this season.

North Texas is playing in its seventh straight conference tournament. The top eight teams advance to the double-elimination conference tournament. Louisiana-Lafayette won last year's conference championship and looks to defend its title with a No. 1 seed. The Ragin' Cajuns took the top seed after winning the regular season title with a 19-5 conference mark.

NT is 4-2 in opening round conference tournament games and 8-12 overall in the tournament the last six years. NT went 0-2 in last year's tournament.

North Texas is 9-10 in the all-time series against Troy and 1-3 in the conference tournament. The winner of the game between the Mean Green and the Trojans will play either FIU or ULM on Thursday, May 13 at 3 p.m. FIU received the No. 2 seed in the tournament with a 17-7 conference mark.

The tournament will begin on Wednesday, May 12 at the host school South Alabama and conclude with the championship game on Saturday, May 15 at 3 p.m. The tournament will be streamed live on

2010 Sun Belt Conference Softball Championship Tournament Seeds:
1. Louisiana-Lafayette (19-5, 0.792)
2. FIU (17-7, 0.708)
3. North Texas (12-9, 0.571)
4. Florida Atlantic (12-10, 0.545)
5. South Alabama (8-10, 0.444)
6. Troy (10-13, 0.435)
7. Louisiana-Monroe (9-14, .391)
8. Middle Tennessee (7-17, 0.292)



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