Sunday, March 4, 2012

Boise State Tennis Team Beats Montana 6-1

The Lady Broncos finally get out of the losing column.

Boise State Edges Wichita State 5-4

The Broncos finished 4-1 at the DeMarini Tournament in Tempe, Arizona with an impressive victory over Wichita State.  Boise State is now 13-7 on the season.

Lady Broncos Take Two

Lela Work earned her first win and her first save yesterday as Boise State downed Creighton 6-3 and then defeated North Dakota State 7-4.

Work was brilliant, allowing just one hit and striking out 10 in six innings against Creighton in the opening game.  After a leadoff single to open the game, Work was perfect, not allowing a base runner.  Lela left the game after the fifth inning, only to return when Creighton scored three runs in the seventh.  She then proceeded to retire the final three batters she faced.  Devon Bridges homered for the first time this season in the third inning and Allie Crump followed with a solo shot of her own as Boise State opened a 6-0 lead.  

Aubray Zell then won again in the nightcap, pitching a solid five innings and striking out eight.  Work came in for the final two innings to earn the save.  

Spark plug Tara Glover led off the first inning with a triple and scored on a wild pitch.  Glover has already set the school record for triples in a year with three and she has now hit safely in 18 of 19 games.  The Bison came back in the third on an error, a sacrifice bunt, a groundout, and a two-out single that tied the game.

Coach Erin Thorpe's Broncos took charge in their next opportunity as Holly Bourke led off the fourth with a double.  An out and a walk later, Crump doubled her in.  Megan Harvey then laced a pinch-hit RBI single and Glover followed with a sacrifice fly to give Boise State a 4-1 lead.

The Bison came storming back in the fifth with two runs and had the tying run on third base with one out.  On a ground ball to shortstop Mackenzie Whyte, Whyte noticed that the runner was off the bag and alertly threw to third.  The runner was tagged out and the threat ended.  Knowing they would need more runs, Bridges again delivered for the Broncos with a leadoff homer to put her team up 5-3.  

Sure enough, North Dakota State came back to cut the margin to one again, then Glover, Kellie Caplan hit back-to-back singles in the sixth.  Christina Capobianco's sacrifice fly scored one and Bridges came through again with an RBI single to put Boise State ahead 7-4.

Boise State plays Wichita State Sunday morning to wrap up the weekend.

Light Schedule Today

The Lady Broncos, 3-1 so far this weekend, wrap up the DeMarini Softball Tournament in Tempe, Arizona with a clash this morning against Wichita State.  We'll try to get you a score as soon as possible.

The Boise State women's tennis team is taking on Montana, still smarting from losses last weekend.