Softball rallies to defeat Charlotte


DENTON, TX – North Texas rallied for the second time this season against Charlotte with a 6-3 victory Thursday afternoon at Lovelace Stadium. The Mean Green will then play in the semi-finals tomorrow at 12 p.m. CT.

“We had really bad pressure at the start of the game, like we were playing almost like we were afraid of losing. Hopefully we play seven full innings tomorrow. Everyone is fine so far. Both teams (that we could play) play good softball. No matter who we play among these two, it will be difficult.

RECAP-UNT 6, Charlotte 3

Charlotte (35-22) took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning with a three-run homer to center field.

North Texas recorded just two hits through the first four innings and scored no goals until the fifth inning.

At the end of the fifth inning, rookie Sydney English started with a single before Lexi Cobb added another hit to bring the tying run home. Molly Rainey then led the two with a double to left center to make it 3-2.

Senior Tayla Evans then doubled to center field, bringing Rainey home to tie the game at 3-3.

The Mean Green (33-14) took the lead late in the sixth inning when Cobb smashed his fifth homer of the season to right center. The three-run homer gave North Texas a 6-3 lead.

Ashley Peters (F, 18-6) pitched a full game while striking out three batters.

Cobb went 3-for-4 at the plate and added two runs, three RBIs and a home run. Ingle finished an effective 2-on-2 with two points.

Madelyn Wright (L, 10-9) was blamed for the 49ers loss and struck out two batters.

Cori Henderson homered for Charlotte and went 1 for 3 with a run and three RBIs.

UNT will play Friday, May 13 at 12:00 p.m. CT in the 2022 Conference USA Softball Championship Semifinals against an opponent to be determined. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.


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