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Softball: Mean Green topples OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. — North Texas snapped Oklahoma State’s 12-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Wednesday night at Cowgirl Stadium.

The Mean Green (15-12) defeated the Cowgirls for the first time since 2008. OSU leads the series 9-4.

Jordan Terry had the game-winning hit in the fifth inning — a two-run homer to left field. The home run gave North Texas a 4-2 lead after OSU tied the game in the fourth.

Brittany Simmons (5-3) picked up the win. She pitched 6 2/3 innings and gave up three runs and five hits. Only one run was earned.

Ashley Kirk relieved Simmons in the seventh and struck out the final batter to preserve the win. The save was the first of the season for the junior.

North Texas scored first with two runs in the third. Terry and Dani Hoff hit back-to-back singles to bring home runners from second.

Madison Tierney was the first Mean Green player to reach base in the third with a bunt single, then Paige Kisling was hit by a pitch. Terry brought Tierney home with a hit into the gap in left, while Hoff hit a hard shot off the third baseman’s glove that went into the outfield, scoring Kisling.

OSU’s Tamara Brown tied the game in the fourth with a two-run homer to left field.

Terry responded with her two-run homer in the top of the fifth after Brooke Foster doubled to left.

Foster leads the team with eight doubles, and Terry is the leader with five homers.

OSU closed to within 4-3 with a run in the seventh, but Kirk struck out the final Cowgirl.

Terry went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Hoff went 2-for-3 with one RBI.

North Texas outhit the Cowgirls 6-5.