Saturday, March 24, 2012

NCAA Regionals Announced Next Week

Boise State will find out its seed and which of the nation's six Regionals the Broncos will compete in for the 2012 NCAA Regional Gymnastics Championships next week, most likely Monday. There are Regionals in both Salt Lake City and Seattle, although the Broncos could be sent elsewhere.  It appears Boise State will finish the regular season ranked either 14th or 15th.

Lady Broncos Win 22nd Straight Home Game, 2-1 Over Weber State

This one was a thriller.  After 5 1/2 scoreless innings, the fireworks ignited for both teams.  Devon Bridges hit a two-run solo homer in the bottom of the sixth and Allie Crump followed with a homer of her own to put Boise State up 2-0.  Crump's blow would prove vital.

Janel Cunningham came up and blasted a homer in the top of the seventh to cut the Bronco lead to one.  But Aubray Zell settled down and got two ground outs to win the game, Boise State's 22nd straight victory at Mountain Cove Field.

The two teams meet tomorrow afternoon at 2.

Cunningham Homers for Weber State

Boise State has allowed a leadoff home run to open the seventh. Three of the last four batters (two for Boise State and now one for Weber) have left the yard.  The Broncos now cling to a 2-1 lead.

Crump Follows With Solo Shot

Allie Crump followed Devon Bridges' home run with a solo shot of her own.  Both were to center field at Mountain Cove, and Boise State leads 2-0.

Bridges Does It Again!

Sophomore Devon Bridges cracked a two-out home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and Boise State now leads Weber State 1-0.  Just like that.

Broncos & Weber Scoreless Through Five

Drama building at Mountain Cove Field.

Broncos & Wildcats Still Scoreless

Boise State has three hits to two for Weber State.

Lady Broncos Have Bases Loaded in the Fourth

But two out for Kelly Sweeney.

Boise State & Weber State Still Scoreless Through 3

Boise State has been held to two hits thus far, Weber State batting in the fourth.

Boise State Struggling with Weber State

The Wildcat pitcher has allowed just one hit in two innings.  Boise State had something going in the first with runners on second and third and only one out but could not capitalize.  It is 0-0 after two.

Bronco Women Defeat New Mexico 6-1

The Boise State women's tennis team went to Albuquerque and conquered the Lobos 6-1 today.

Boise State won the doubles point, Morgan Basil won her match 6-1, 6-4 and then Sonia Klamcczynska won 6-3, 6-2 at #1 singles.  After New Mexico's Michaela Oldani won her team's only match, 7-5, 6-4 over Boise State's Kaitlyn Brown, Sandi Vo clinched the match with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Kristin Eggleston, the Lady Broncos' first victory in its new conference.

Marlena Pietzuch followed with a straight sets win over Susanna Kouttila (6-2, 6-4) and Manuela Pietzuch also won her match.  

Congratulations to the Lady Broncos on their successful Mountain West debut!

Lady Broncos Go Up on New Mexico 3-1

After being in a slump for the last month or two, the Boise State women's tennis team picked a good time to rebound, their debut in the Mountain West Conference.

Boise State won the doubles point, Morgan Basil won her match 6-1, 6-4 and now Sonia Klamcczynska has won 6-3, 6-2 at #1 singles.  The Broncos are up 3-1 and trying to go 1-0 in conference action.

Boise State Tennis Team Beats UAB 6-1

The Broncos have won their 19th consecutive home match over UAB, 6-1.  

Boise State and Weber State Meet

The Lady Bronco softball team is about to take on Weber State at Mountain Cove Field.  Blue Through and Through, as usual, will be first in the state of Idaho with results.

Boise State Sweeps Doubles Point

Boise State won all three doubles matches and now leads #73 UAB 1-0 in the championship game of the Boise State Spring Break Classic.

Boise State Tennis Team Wins 18th Straight Home Match

Now fully healthy, the Boise State tennis team downed Ball State 5-1, then topped Southern Mississippi 6-1 to reach the championship match of the 2012 Boise State Spring Break Classic at Appleton Tennis Center in Boise.  The Broncos are 12-0 at home this season and have won 18 consecutive matches going back to last season.

James Meredith was the first Bronco to leave the court with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Dalton Albertin of Ball State.  Damian Hume, Andy Bettles, Filipp Pogostkin and Garrett Patton all won as well.  No doubles point was played due to a rain delay.

Coach Greg Patton's team swept the doubles point as Hume and Scott Sears combined for an 8-0 win, Bettles and Pogostkin were victorious 8-1 and Meredith and Erik Sheldon prevailed 8-5.

Hume and Bettles then went to the singles courts and both emerged with 6-0, 6-0 wins.  Hume is now 10-0 since returning to the Bronco lineup.  Meredith then downed Paulo Alverado 6-1, 6-1 to give Boise State the win, and Pogostkin and Sears provided the final margin.

Boise State faces #73 UAB in the championship this afternoon at 1:30 at Appleton.

Boise State 5, Ball State 1

1. James Meredith (BOISE) def. Dalton Albertin (BSU), 6-0, 6-2
2. Damian Hume (BOISE) def. Ray Leonard (BSU), 6-2, 6-3
3. Andy Bettles (BOISE) def. Zane Smith (BSU), 6-3, 6-2
4. Filipp Pogostkin (BOISE) def. Alexandre Brym (BSU), 6-4, 6-4
5. Garrett Patton (BOISE) def. Austin Smith (BSU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
6. Patrick Elliot (BSU) def. Scott Sears (BOISE), 6-2, 6-3
Order of Finish: 1, 6, 2, 3, 4, 5

Boise State 6, Southern Mississippi 1

1. Hume/Sears (BSU) def. Belloso/Escobar (USM), 8-0
2. Bettles/Pogostkin (BSU) def. Alvarado/Zeljkovic (USM), 8-1
3. Erik Sheldon/Meredith (BSU) def. Elortegui/Goodwin (USM), 8-5
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

1. James Meredith (BSU) def. Paulo Alvarado (USM), 6-1, 6-1
2. Damian Hume (BSU) def. Inaki Belloso (USM), 6-0, 6-0
3. Andy Bettles (BSU) def. Juan Escobar (USM), 6-0, 6-0
4. Filipp Pogostkin (BSU) def. Jovan Zeljkovic (USM), 6-1, 6-2
5. Andrew Goodwin (USM) def. Garrett Patton (BSU), 3-6, 6-4, 10-5
6. Scott Sears (BSU) def. Michael Elortegui (USM), 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1, 6, 4, 5