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Softball Senior Day Spoiled with Extra-Inning Loss

DENTON – UNT softball fell 3-2 in eight innings against Middle Tennessee on Sunday at Lovelace Stadium.

Lexi Cobb hit a leadoff single in the bottom of the eighth and later advanced to third but the Mean Green (32-21, 16-8) were unable to score. The North Texas loss to the Blue Raiders (34-17, 13-10) combined with a Charlotte win over UAB dropped UNT to the No. 3 seed of the Conference USA Championship.

“We’re the three-seed now,” head coach Rodney DeLong said. “So, let’s go get it. We put ourselves in this position and didn’t get it done today.”

Senior Ashley Peters (ND) was tabbed for the start and struck out four over 5 2/3 innings. She allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks. Peters was honored alongside catcher Karina Falkstrom and former UNT pitcher Jaycee Cook for Senior Day.

“We knew that today wasn’t going to be easy,” Peters said. “I feel like we gave it our all and we fought until the last pitch and things just didn’t go our way today.”

Kailey Gamble hit her league-leading 15th home run of the season with a solo shot in the fourth inning to tie the game. She sits in third all-time with 34 career home runs for the Mean Green.

Tatum Sparks collected her sixth multi-hit game of the season and scored on a fifth inning sacrifice fly from Cobb.

Right fielder Molly Rainey matched her season-high mark of five putouts including an above-the-wall catch for the final out in the top of the eighth inning.

Source: Meangreensports