Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fresno State Beats New Mexico

Fresno beat New Mexico 2-1 and is now 10-7.  If the Bulldogs win tomorrow, there is no way Boise State can finish ahead of them, and that is likely bad news for Boise State, because Fresno has the tiebreaker over Boise State by virtue of three head-to-head wins.

Colorado State Beats San Diego 3-0

A good pitching performance by Kaycee Williams of the Rams.  They now pull even with San Diego State at 8-5 in the Mountain West.  Fresno State is 9-7 and plays tonight, while 8-7 Nevada is off until next weekend and Boise State is 7-7.

Colorado State Leads San Diego State 3-0

Bottom of the sixth.  They've already postponed last night's game and didn't get the first game of a scheduled doubleheader in today.

Scoreboard Watching

Colorado State leads San Diego State 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth.  Boise State chasing both, so it's difficult to say which team's win will most benefit the Broncos, but San Diego State is in first as of the moment.

Boise State Now 7-7 in MWC Play

With Boise State's dramatic 9-7 win today, the Lady Broncos have pulled even in Mountain West play at 7-7.  That's a long ways from starting the season 0-3 after being swept by Fresno State.  UNLV is 6-8, falling behind Boise State in the conference standings.  Fresno State is in third with a 9-7 mark while Nevada is 8-7.  Fresno State has two more games with New Mexico while Nevada travels to Boise State for their final three games next weekend.

Broncos Win 9-7

A leadoff double scored a run for UNLV, but then Lela Work slammed the door.

Work Faces Heart of UNLV Order

If Lela Work and Boise State are going to finish this one out, they'll need to deal with the 3-4-5 hitters of UNLF.  Broncos lead 9-6 in the bottom of the seventh.

UNLV Out in the Sixth

The Lady Rebels got a double but Lela Work finished them off in the sixth.  Boise State enters the seventh up 9-6.

Makenna Weir Grand Slam Puts Boise State Up 9-6

Makenna Weir blasted a 3-2, two-out pitch over the fence for a grand slam at a time Boise State most needed it.  Broncos lead 9-6 in the top of the sixth.

Broncos Have Loaded the Bases in the Sixth

A Tara Glover single and walks to Devon Bridges and Mackenzie Whyte have loaded them up for Boise State.

Second Bronco Error Ties Game

UNLV has tied it--5 to 5 in the bottom of the third, still batting.

Bronco Golfers Finish 14 Over

Had it not been for a horrific start, Boise State might be in the thick of the race for the Mountain West Men's Golf Championship.  But they began their first four holes eight over and finished 14 over for the day, actually better than yesterday.  Boise State is 30 over for the two days thus far, with six teams still out on the course.

Bronco Offense Continues Momentum

Boise State has scored five runs in the top of the first against UNLV--they are still batting with one out.

A single by Tara Glover, a double by Holly Bourke that drove in Glover, a single by Devon Bridges that plated Bourke, a walk to Mackenzie Whyte, a single by Sarah Barnes loaded the bases, then Makenna Weir doubled to score Whyte and Bridges and, after a strikeout, Ashley Palmer just singled to score Barnes.

Boise State Golfers Still Next to Last

Nevada finally matched Boise State's +15 today, but the Broncos are probably going to finish the day next to last.  Boise State now 31 over for the two days thus far; Fresno State is seventh at plus 24 and they just have two holes left.

San Diego State has led the way today with six under par and has caught New Mexico--those two teams both two under overall.  UNLV is eight strokes back.

MWC Men's Golf Standings

All the teams are underway this morning in Tucson.  New Mexico is one over today but still one under for the tournament.  San Diego State and UNLV are 3 over overall while Colorado State is 10 over, Air Force at a +13, Wyoming is 20 over, Fresno State is 23 over, Boise State is 25 over, including 9 over par today, and Nevada is the only team standing between the Broncos and last place with a +33.

Bronco Golfers Last This Morning

The second round of the Mountain West Men's Golf Championship is underway in Tucson.  As one of the last three teams yesterday, Boise State teed off early this morning and so far, the Broncos have the worst score.  They are six over for the day and now 22 over for the tournament and have slipped to eighth place.  They were in second this time yesterday.

For the Boise State Softball Team to Reach the Postseason

Boise State dug themselves a hole early in the Mountain West.  The team has never made the NCAA Tournament in softball, and this year there is no conference tournament, so for the Lady Broncos to even sniff the postseason, the following must happen:

Boise State must win all remaining five games.  
San Diego State can do no better than 3-3.
Colorado State can do no better than 4-2.

Even that scenario may result in a tie of from 3-5 teams.  It gets complicated with more than three teams in the tie.  However, if the three teams above wind up in a tie and Fresno State loses one of its two remaining games, Boise State would reach the NCAA's by virtue of defeating both San Diego State and Colorado State in series earlier this spring.  Boise State would lose a tiebreaker with Fresno State, since they were swept by the Bulldogs, which led to the mess the Lady Broncos are currently in.

San Diego State and Colorado State play two today and one tomorrow--probably best for Boise State if the Rams win 2 of 3.  Fresno State hosts New Mexico today and tomorrow, and the Lobos need to win one.  New Mexico sure was a thorn in Boise State's side earlier this year when the Broncos really needed to sweep the series.