Lindsey Shell scored the winning run on Tuesday night.
March 26, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - The Florida Atlantic softball team defeated North Texas 3-2 on Tuesday night. It is the 10th win in a row for the Owls.
North Texas (16-14, 4-4 Sun Belt) took the lead in the top of the first on an RBI double. FAU (24-18, 7-3) answered immediately in the bottom of the inning when Stephanie Call's sacrifice bunt allowed Carnesha Thompson to score on a squeeze play.
The Mean Green regained the edge on another RBI double in the second inning to gain a 2-1 advantage. Alexa Ballard leveled the score at 2-2 when she drove in Sarah Howell, who was pinch running for Laura Mann with a single down the first base line.
Both teams threatened, but neither side scored until the bottom of the seventh inning. Lindsey Shell drew a walk and when the North Texas catcher tried to catch her stealing the throw went into the outfield and got past the center fielder, allowing Shell to score the game winning run.
Stephanie Call threw a complete game four-hitter for her eighth win of the year. The Owls and Mean Green will play a doubleheader on Wednesday, when the first game starting at 5 p.m.