Friday, May 4, 2012

Boise State Feasts on San Diego State, 6-1

Two home runs from Devon Bridges, her 12th and 13th of the season, and 13 hits helped propel Boise State to a 6-1 win tonight over San Diego State.

Still, Boise State isn't close to halfway what they need to do this weekend.  Fourteen innings remain in the conference season and the Broncos will have to match their aggressiveness tonight in each of them if they want to wrest the crown away from the Aztecs.  Boise State bunted, they took the extra base, they stole bases, and played exactly how they needed to play if they are to win all three.

The steady Tara Glover was 3-4 tonight with two runs and a run batted in for Coach Erin Thorpe.  Holly Bourke was 2-4 while Jordan Kreiger, whose bat has really come alive lately, was 2-3.  But Bridges got the action going in the first inning with a blast that plated two and set the tone.  Five singles in the second scored two more.

Aubray Zell didn't waver tonight in a complete game victory.  Zell scattered six hits and walked just one.  To put the pressure on San Diego State tomorrow, it will take another dominating performance.

Tomorrow's game will be nationally televised on the Mtn.  How will Boise State react to being seen all over the country?  How will the Aztecs react?  That is a definite unknown.  But it will certainly be a factor.

Seven innings down and 14 to go for the Broncos.  Time to let it loose!

Zell Passes the Test

Aubray Zell has it tonight.  And the Broncos are thankful.  With runners on second and third, no one out, she got a strikeout, a pop to the catcher and another strikeout to end the inning with no damage done.  It remains Boise State 6, San Diego State 1 after 6 and a half.

San Diego State Puts Pressure on the Broncos

Here is where the game is going to be won or lost.  SD State batting in the home half of the sixth, trailing 6-1.  They have runners on second and third after a double and a runner taking second on a slow throw in.  No one out.

Boise State Leads 6-1 Through Five

Boise State has done what it needs to do this weekend through five of at least 21 innings (Shows how far they have to go.)

The Broncos continue to lead San Diego State 6-1 through five complete in San Diego.

Bridges Blasts Another Moon Shot

Devon Bridges has hit another home run in the fifth, and Boise State now leads San Diego State 6-1, the Broncos still batting.  Bridges now has 13 home runs on the season.

Two Innings are in the Books

Two innings are complete out of the minimum of 21 that Boise State must win this weekend, and the Lady Broncos are ahead of San Diego State 5-0.

Bridges Works a Walk

Fearful of another homer, the San Diego State pitcher didn't give Devon anything to hit, and that's fine too, because she has such a great eye that she took the walk and it's now Boise State 5, San Diego State 0.

Caplan Joins Hit Parade

Kellie Caplan's single, the fifth of the inning, has brought in another run in the second.  Boise State still has the bases jammed with one out.

Glover Single Drives in a Run in the Second

Tara is 2-2.  Bourke, Kreiger and Whyte singled and after a strikeout, Tara drove a pitch to right, driving in Holly.  3-0 and there will never be enough runs.

Bridges Launches Initial Blast

Many people in America are awaiting the "supermoon" tomorrow, but actually, it was Devon Bridges' homer that you just saw go off into space.  Bridges' two-run shot drove in Tara Glover, who had singled and stolen second.  The Broncos strike first for two in the first.

The Moment of Truth

Action underway in San Diego and we will know soon if Boise State has a chance at a softball championship or if they will be an also-ran.

The Broncos realistically have to sweep this weekend so one loss and their hopes are pretty much over.  I would hope the team is all-out aggressive, for they don't have anything to lose.

Boise State Golf Team in 6th After One Day

All the shots have been fired and all the balls are in the holes, and Boise State sits 6th after one day at the Mountain West Golf Championships in Tucson, Arizona.

Here are the current standings:

14San Diego State
-4F  -4280280
16New Mexico
-3F  -3281281
-2F  -2282282
 Colorado State
EF E284284
+1F  +1285285
 Boise State
+8F  +8292292
+10F  +10294294
 Air Force
+13F  +13297297

Boise State Golf Team Slips to 7th

If all you've seen are the results, it's a ride down the escalator for the Boise State golf team, which has now fallen to seventh.  The Broncos have slipped to eight under par, just one stroke ahead of last-place Air Force.

There are four teams in the clubhouse--San Diego State at four under, New Mexico at 3 under TCU at 2 under and UNLV at one over.  Colorado State is currently golfing over their heads at one under par with two holes to play.  The Rams are Boise State's partners, while Wyoming (6 over) and Air Force have five holes to play.

Boise State Slips to 6th

The Broncos are now sixth at the MWC Golf Championships.  Boise State is four over with six holes to play today in this, the first of three rounds.  #14 San Diego State is in the clubhouse at four under, #7 UNLV is also done with one over.  #16 New Mexico and #45 TCU are three under and Wyoming is three over.  Colorado State is five over and Air Force has improved to 8 under.

Boise State Still 5th in Mountain West

The Boise State golf team is still in fifth as the Broncos play through holes 9-12.  Boise State is three over so far about to tee off on hole #9 in Tucson.

#14 San Diego State has taken the lead and the Aztecs are just about in the clubhouse with four under par.  #7 UNLV, #16 New Mexico and #45 TCU are tied with even scores with Boise State three over.  Colorado State is four over, Wyoming is five over and Air Force has slipped to 10 over.

Broncos slip to 5th

Boise State is now through six holes and has slipped to fifth at the Mountain West Golf Championships.  The Broncos have not had a great year so anything avoiding last place would be a good finish for the team.

#7 UNLV and #14 San Diego State lead with four under and they are playing the last few holes of the day.  #16 New Mexico is one under while #45 TCU is two over.  Wyoming is tied with Boise State at three over while Colorado State is four over and Air Force is six over.

Boise State Gets Decent Start at Mountain West Golf Championships

Boise State is underway at the 2012 Mountain West Golf Championships.  The Broncos have played three holes and are one over par.  That is tied with #16 New Mexico and Air Force for third place of the moment, but the toughest holes are just ahead.

#7 UNLV leads with 7 under par while #14 San Diego State is three under.