Ashley Palmer earned her first MW weekly award after helping the Broncos to a series win against Fresno State
Boise State earned its first win against a Pac-12 school in the season opener
Makenna Weir hit the eighth grand slam in school history to lift the Broncos to victory
Boise State is 5-7 in conference play and still alive in the title chase
Sarah Barnes homered twice in the opener, including a walk-off blast
Boise State scored six unanswered runs and got five innings of shutout relief from Rebecca Patton to defeat UNLV 8-7, Saturday and tie the series.
Boise State head coach Erin Thorpe and sophomore Ashley Palmer talk about the series win against Fresno State during first week of conference play and preview the first road series at Colorado State.
Boise State sophomore Ashley Palmer was named Mountain West Player of the Week for the week of March 18-24, the conference announced Tuesday. Palmer was 5-for-10 with two home runs and five runs batted to lead the Broncos to a series win against Fresno State over the weekend.
Boise State defeated Fresno State March 21, in a thrilling 10-inning game. The Broncos scored the last three runs of the game, including the game winner on a bases-loaded squeeze bunt in the 10th inning.
Boise State rallied in the seventh inning to force extras against San Diego State in game two of the conference series April 20, at Dona Larsen Park. The Aztecs prevailed 3-2 in eight innings on the strength of three solo home runs.
Photos from the 2013 season
Freshman (2013): Appeared in 36 games with 29 starts, all at designated player...started season opener...batted .212 with 18 hits, including three doubles and three home runs...drove in nine runs and scored seven times...became first Bronco to hit a home run for her first-career hit with a two-run shot against Northwestern (Feb. 9); Sarah Barnes matched the feat two pitches later as the classmates went back-to-back...hit the first home run in Dona Larsen Park history in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings against Utah State (March 15), came as part of lone multi-hit game of the year...hit a two-run double at San Diego (March 2)...scored twice in series finale at New Mexico (April 7)...saw time at first base in the late innings of two games...Academic All-MW.
High School: Two-year letterwinner at Desert Mountain under head coach Rick Sharp...NFCA All-America Second Team and All-West Region First Team as a senior...first Boise State incoming freshman with high school All-America honors...in final prep season broke school records for home runs (12) and RBI (61)...batted .461 with 53 hits in 34 games...guided Desert Mountain to a 25-9 record and second-consecutive runner-up finish in conference...first-team all-league, all-region and all-state...as a junior led Wolves to a 24-7 record and an appearance in the fourth round of the AIA 5A Division II State Tournament...hit .421 with 40 hits in 31 games (29 starts)...led team with six home runs and 42 RBI...8-1 as a pitcher with a 1.85 ERA and a .178 batting average against...tossed third no-hitter in school history...earned first-team all-league and all-region and second-team all-state honors...offensive MVP both seasons at Desert Mountain...lettered as a freshman and sophomore at Mountain Ridge High School under head coach Shane Hess...at Mountain Ridge hit .385 as a freshman with five home runs and had 29 RBI...also pitched to a 19-8 record with a 2.00 ERA and 165 strikeouts...named first-team all-league and all-region, and team offensive MVP...hit .350 and was 7-1 in the circle in 12 games during an abbreviated sophomore season...played travel ball with Hotshots Gold and coach Keith Householder for five years...bats and throws right...plans to study health science studies.