No. 3 North Texas Faces Troy In First-Round Game On Wednesday

Mobile, Ala. (5/12/10) - The third-seeded Mean Green softball team faces No. 6 Troy on Wednesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in
the first game of the conference tournament.

North Texas (27-18, 12-9) earned a No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, its highest seeding in school history. A school-record three North Texas players were named to the All-Sun Belt team on Tuesday night. Mallory Cantler was named to the first team for the third straight year, and Mariza Martinez and Ashley Lail were named to the second team.

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 0-1 against Troy in opening round conference tournament games. North Texas lost to Troy, 4-3, in the 2008 conference tournament but came back to beat the Trojans, 4-2, on day three.

North Texas is 9-10 in the all-time series against Troy and 1-3 in the conference tournament. North Texas won two out of three in the series this season against Troy. 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.

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