Jordan Kreiger's first home run since the season opener provided just enough insurance for Rebecca Patton's 19th win
Broncos end season with a win for the first time
Boise State's three home runs were not enough as Nevada scored five times in extras
Makenna Weir stayed hot at the plate with a three-run double in the third
Rebecca Patton struck out 10 in eight strong innings
Boise State jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first inning and used a sixth-inning home run from Jordan Kreiger to weather a late storm and hang on 7-6 against San Jose State Thursday, in the series opener. Rebecca Patton earned her 19th win in complete-game fashion. Ashley Palmer also homered for the Broncos.
Boise State hit three home runs Friday, against Nevada but the Wolf Pack scored twice in the seventh to force extra innings and five times in the eighth to win 8-5.
Boise State scored 10 times in the first three innings en route to a 10-2 win in five innings against Nevada, May 9, to open the series. Makenna Weir's bases-loaded double in the third broke the game open.
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.
Junior first baseman Devon Bridges talks about the Broncos taking the series finale Sunday, at New Mexico. Bridges was 3-for-3 with five RBI in Boise State's 13-0 win.
Photos from the 2013 season
Junior (2013): Appeared in 38 games, making 35 starts...made 32 starts at catcher and three as designated player...hit .220 with 20 hits including six doubles, a triple and two home runs...drove in eight runs and scored 10 times...perfect fielding percentage behind the plate (130 putouts, 22 assists)...threw out six would-be base stealers (opponents 18-for-24)...hit .227 in conference play but slugged .500 as seven of 10 hits went for extra bases (four doubles, one triple and two home runs)...first homer as a Bronco came in series finale at New Mexico (April 7) as part of a 3-for-4 performance with three RBI...also homered in season finale against Nevada (May 11)...tied school record with two doubles in a game in just second game as a Bronco (vs. Northwestern, Feb. 9)...Academic All-MW.
at Yavapai JC
Sophomore (2012: Appeared in 63 games for Yavapai, including 55 starts between catcher and first base...NFCA All-West Region Second Team...led Roughriders to a 57-10 record, including a 43-5 mark in Arizona Community College Athletic Conference games and the league title...hit .406 with eight home runs, 11 doubles and three triples for a team-best .711 slugging percentage... drove in 35 runs and scored 30.
at North Dakota State
Freshman (2011): Played in 36 games for the Bison, starting 10...tallied three base hits with one home run...threw out five would-be base stealers from catcher position.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Springville under head coach Karl Jensen...started every game during high school career...earned all-state honors all four seasons, including first-team accolades as a sophomore and senior...appeared in 2010 Utah State High School All-Star Game...led Devils to two league championships and two region championships...team never finished lower than fifth at state tournament, including runner-up showing in 2007...hit .430 as a freshman and batted better than .500 each of her final three seasons...held a .550 batting average as a sophomore with 10 home runs, tied for second most in a season in state history...two multi-home run games as a sophomore...hit 25 home runs for her career...team MVP as a senior...three-time team offensive player of the year...bats and throws right-handed...plans to study communication...father played football at San Jose State.