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Mean Green vs. Abilene Christian – 3 p.m.

The duo in pitchers sophomore Bailey Tindell and freshman Ariel Thompson led North Texas (6-1) to a five-hit shutout over Abilene Christian (3-5) in game one of Saturday’s matchups.

Junior catcher Tarah Hilton drove in an RBI double to get the Mean Green on the board in the bottom of the first inning. Two more runs would come in the inning from a Tayla Evans triple and an RBI through a fielder’s choice by Hana Rebar.

Of her three innings pitched, Tindell allowed no runs to score along with two hits and a walk. In the bottom of the third inning, Evans hit a solo home run to left field giving North Texas a 4-0 lead. Two innings later, Evans, in the bottom of the fifth, hit a two-run round-tripper to expand the lead to six.

Hilton in game one went 3-3 with two home runs, four RBI’s and three runs scored. Senior outfielder Katie Clark finished game one 1-2 with two runs scored.

Thompson took the bump for Tindell in the top of the fourth inning where she struck out six and allowed one hit in four innings pitched to complete her second save of the season.

Stay tuned for more coverage against the Mean Green vs. Missouri State – 8 p.m.

Featured Image: Sophomore pitcher Bailey Tindell throws a pitch against Abilene Christian University on Feb. 15, 2020. Image by Zachary Thomas

Article Originally Published by Preston Rios on North Texas Daily

Source: North Texas Daily

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