Wednesday, April 4, 2012

More Bronco Softball Heroics

Allie Crump's home run in the ninth inning gave Boise State a 7-6 win in Pocatello tonight, the latest in a series of dramatic victories for the Lady Broncos.

Boise State found themselves behind 6-0 after two innings, but rallied for the win behind four long balls.  The Broncos ripped three homers in the third to score five runs and cut the deficit to one.  Christina Capobianco sent a shot over the left-field fence, and Tara Glover and Devon Bridges each clobbered two-run shots in the inning.

Boise State tied the game in the fifth with an unearned run, forcing extra innings and allowing Crump to deliver her shot in the ninth.

Boise State is 26-13 on the season while Idaho State falls to 4-25.  Aubray Zell tossed a complete game for the win, retiring the last 16 batters she faced.

Boise State hosts UNLV in their historic Mountain West Conference opener.  The Rebel girls are in for a three-game set Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Mountain Cove Field.

Bronco Nation Loses Amy Dunn to Cancer

Former Bronco soccer player Amy Dunn has died from cancer.  

Dunn, 29, played defense for Boise State from 2000-2003 and still ranks eighth all-time with 73 games played.  Dunn was giagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma in July 2011 and passed away last Saturday.  The Bronco soccer team held an exhibition fundraiser for Dunn before the 2011 season, raising over $12,000 to help offset some of her medical expenses.

A memorial service for Amy will be Monday, April 9 at the Simplot Ballroom in the Boise State Student Union Building.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the service from 6-7.  Parking is free in the Lincoln Parking Garage.    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at

Boise State Tied with Idaho State

6-6 in the eighth.