Brief: Mean Green softball suffers back-to-back losses, 11-game win streak snapped

Brief: Mean Green softball suffers back-to-back losses, 11-game win streak snapped

Brief: Mean Green softball suffers back-to-back losses, 11-game win streak snapped
March 01
22:05 2014

John Lugo // Sports Editor

The Mean Green softball team’s 11-game win streak was snapped by Wichita State University, and the team later lost against McNeese State University in the team’s Saturday afternoon double-header at Lovelace Stadium as part of the Best Western/Courtyard Classic. The streak was the longest in UNT softball history.

Wichita State

UNT (12-4) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but wouldn’t see the lead again when Wichita tied it in the second inning. From there, Wichita would score twice in the fourth inning and twice again in the sixth for the 5-4 final score.

Two runners were on base with two outs in the top of the seventh for the Mean Green, but senior third baseman Jordan Terry hit a fly ball that was caught to end the game. Terry brought in two runs, while sophomore utility Taylor Schlobocher and junior first baseman Dani Hoff had one RBI each.

Junior pitcher Madison Thompson recorded the loss to put her record at 2-2. She allowed all five Wichita runs of the game.

McNeese State

Later, the Mean Green (12-5) couldn’t bounce back from the earlier loss, as the team fell to McNeese State (12-7) 5-2.

Early on, both team pitchers were the highlight of the game as both teams failed to score a run until the sixth inning. The drought forced the game to an eighth inning–one extra. However, McNeese finally found its hitting stroke in the eighth when the team tallied four runs.

Hoff brought in a run in the bottom of the eighth, but that would be the last score for UNT. Senior pitcher Ashley Kirk played a complete game and got the loss to put her at 7-2.

UNT will continue the Best Western/Courtyard Classic at 11:30 a.m. March 2 when the team will have a rematch against McNeese State. The team will follow that up with a Wichita State rematch at 2 p.m.

Feature photo: Senior infielder Brooke Foster tags out a Texas State University player as she dives into second base. The UNT defense held TSU one hit and no runs on Feb. 20 at Lovelace Stadium. Photo by Edward Balusek / Staff Photographer 

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