Two former Kingwood High School softball standouts are leading a youth movement at the University of North Texas.
Twin sisters Lindsay and Lacy Gregory are two of five freshmen who played key roles in the success of the Mean Green this season and will be driving forces in seasons to come.
North Texas advanced to the Conference USA Tournament for the third time in four years. Both Gregory sisters earned Conference USA All-Freshman honors. It marks the first time the school has placed anyone on the conference’s All-Freshman team.
Lindsay played in 55 games this season, starting 54 of those. She hit .307 with 50 hits, including three homers, 10 doubles and 22 RBI. She hit .319 in conference play, which was second on the team, while also finishing second in slugging percentage (.423), multi-hit games (13) and on-base percentage (.374).
She was the only player on the team to have four hits in a game (4-for-4 vs. Southern Miss) as well as hitting two home runs in the same game (vs. Texas Tech). Lindsay tallied 13 multi-hit games and had a 12-game hit streak.
Lacy shined in home games. There were 20 on the schedule this season and in them, she compiled a. 350 batting average with 21 hits, including three homers, five doubles and a triple. She drove in 20 runs and scored 10 more. Her .617 slugging percentage at home was clearly tops on a team that went 13-7 on its home field.
For the season, she hit .317 while starting all 56 games. She led the team in RBI (34), on-base percentage (.386) and slugging percentage (.521).
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