Friday, April 8, 2011

Lady Broncos Down Louisiana Tech 6-2

Chalk up yet another win for the Boise State softball team.  Aubray Zell's complete game paced the Broncos to a 6-2 victory this afternoon over Louisiana Tech at Mountain Cove Field.  Freshman phenom Devon Bridges once again powered the offense with a three-run blast in the fifth inning.  The amazing Broncos are 6-1 in conference play and 23-13 overall.

Zell had a shutout going through five and two-thirds before Tech was able to get two unearned runs in the sixth.  Zell put out that fire and was there at the finish to accept congratulations from her teammates as Aubray is now 8-1 this season.  Zell has turned into one of Boise State's best pitchers with a 1.75 ERA.

Kellie Caplan got things going in the first with an infield hit and her 10th stolen base of the season, then advanced to third on a passed ball.  Allie Crump lofted a two-out single behind second base and the Broncos were on the board.  The score stood at 1-0 until the Broncos' fifth, when Tazz Weatherly walked and stole second and dependable Holly Bourke sent an RBI double into the gap in left center.  Crump came through again with a two-out hit that found a hole between the pitcher and second base.  Bridges came up and belted the next pitch over the left-field fence and Boise State took a 4-0 lead. 

Like all good teams do, Boise State added an insurance run in the sixth as Bourke drove in Weatherly.  Bourke now has eight hits in the last nine games and 48 on the season.

Coach Erin Thorpe's team has to feel pretty good about its run production against All-WAC pitcher Meghan Krieg.  Krieg went the distance to pick up the loss but made the Broncos earn every hit and every run.

Fresno State and New Mexico State are undefeated in the WAC, meaning that Boise State must continue to win and knock off those two in head-to-head action.  The Broncos face Louisiana Tech in a doubleheader tomorrow.  First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Mountain Cove.  All participants in the Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk will be admitted to both games free--just show your race t-shirt a the gate!

Bronco Track Team at Sun Angel Classic

Action is underway in the prestigious Sun Angel Classin in Tempe, Arizona. 

Boise State is sending part of its squad there this weekend.  Broncos who will compete at the Sun Angel are Anthony Belcher, Yvonne Bennett, Karrie Butler, Taryn Campos Eric Capelle, Alex Cartwright, Jeff Daw, Austin Edwards, Emily Field, Mackenzie Flannigan, Emily Funkhouser, Destiny Gammage, Quinten Hennekam, Shannon Jacobs, Racquel Jones, Steffanie Jordan, Sasa Kampic, Dustin Klein, Jamie Knapp, Trevor Kraychir, Will Lohman, Justin Malnes, Rici Morill, Alexi Morton, Mathew Moyer, Alex Nelson, Alyssa Osai, Cyntrail Pierce, Paul Robertson, Nadine Russell, Chase Sexton, Tajanee Simmos, Pontus Thomee, Dan Thompson, Rolando Trammel and Manoah Wesson.

Other teams facing Boise State are Adams State, Air Force, Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Central Arizona, Colorado State, DePaul, Eastern New Mexico, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, San Diego State, Syracuse, UC Riverside, UC San Diego and Virginia Tech

Obviously the Classic will give the Broncos a good idea where they stand not only in the Western Athletic Conference and not only in their future Mountain West Conference but nationally as well.

Lady Broncos Host Louisiana Tech This Weekend

Boise State's softball team must keep winning in its quest for the Western Athletic Conference title.  The Broncos host Louisiana Tech this weekend for a three-game set.

Returning All-WAC pitcher Meghan Krieg will be stingy so Boise State will have to make the most of its opportunites.  Krieg leads the conference with 8.77 strikeouts per seven innings pitched and ranks 16th in the nation with 175 K's.

First pitch is set for 3 p.m. this afternoon at Mountain Cove Field in Boise.  The two teams will square off in a doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 1 p.m.

The "Near-Finalized" Boise State Football Schedule for 2011

2011 Boise State University Football Schedule  

(Tentative - as of April 7, 2011)

Sept. 3 (Sat.) vs. Georgia Atlanta, GA 8:00 p.m. (ET) ESPN
    Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game  (Georgia Dome)  
Sept. 10 (Sat.) Open
Sept. 17 (Sat.) at Toledo Toledo, OH TBA   TBA
Sept. 24 (Sat.) Tulsa Boise, ID 6:00 p.m. (MT)  CBS SN
Oct. 1 (Sat.) Nevada Boise, ID TBA   VERSUS
Oct. 7 (Fri.) at Fresno State Fresno, CA 6:00 p.m. (PT) ESPN
Oct. 15 (Sat.) * at Colorado State Fort Collins, CO 4:00 p.m. (MT)  The Mtn.
Oct. 22 (Sat.) * Air Force Boise, ID 1:30 p.m. (MT)  VERSUS
Oct. 29 (Sat.) Open
Nov. 5 (Sat.) * at UNLV Las Vegas, NV 7:30 p.m. (PT)  CBS SN
Nov. 12 (Sat.) * TCU Boise, ID 1:30 p.m. (MT)  VERSUS
Nov. 19 (Sat.) * at San Diego State San Diego, CA 5:00 p.m. (PT)  CBS SN
Nov. 26 (Sat.) * Wyoming Boise, ID 12:00 p.m. (MT)  The Mtn.
Dec. 3 (Sat.) * New Mexico Boise, ID 4:00 p.m. (MT)  The Mtn.
* Mountain West Game   Home Games in Bold