Broncos Win Both on Day One
Feb. 17, 2017
Boise State 7, Weber State 1 Boise State 2, Memphis 1
Boise State 7, Weber State 1
Washington (1-1) scattered seven hits over seven innings and gave up just one run in the bottom of the fifth.
Both Pearson’s and Serrano’s home runs came with two outs in the top of the second inning. Pearson drove in Morgan Lamb and Kora Wade on a three-run homer and Serrano followed it up just minutes later with a two-run blast that plated Tatiana Sorokina after she got on base thanks to a bunt single.
The five-run second inning started when Kora Wade got on base thanks to an error from the shortstop. After two Broncos went down on strikeouts, Pearson started the two-out rally with her home run.
Boise State took their 5-0 lead into the fourth inning and tacked on another run after Rebekah Cervantes drove in Serrano on a single to center field to make it a 6-0 game. Weber State scored their lone run of the game in the fifth, but the Broncos responded the next frame when Karlee Johnson scored on a groundball off the bat of Serrano.
The Wildcats were unable to generate any additional offense off of Washington, and Boise State cruised the rest of the way to the 7-1 win. Sorokina, Pearson and Serrano all tallied two hits apiece to lead the way for the Bronco battery.
Boise State 2, Memphis 1
“It feels pretty good,” Corey Hendrickson said on the walk-off. “Coach told me that I was going to lead off in the seventh, and I knew it was going to be my one shot to get the rally going. I saw that pitch and put my best swing on it, and luckily a good thing happened.”
Despite scoring just two runs, the Broncos were still able to get seven hits off the Tigers’ starter, Christian Novak.
“We did some great things in the second game,” Ball said. “It was frustrating because we didn’t produce offensively right away and we had some opportunities, but the defense was really impressive and made some nice adjustments on their slappers.”
Lynch came in during the second inning after starter Paige Reimann gave up a run in the first and allowed two runners on in the second. The Simi Valley, Calif., native went on to pitch 4.1 innings of shutout softball and allowed just four hits. Broadus relieved Lynch in the seventh and recorded three clutch outs to set the table for Hendrickson’s heroics.
Memphis scored first in the top of the first inning off a Lindsay Crowdus triple that scored Kyler Trosclair to take a 1-0 lead. The Broncos answered in the bottom of the second when Kora Wade, Cassidy Edwards and Karlee Johnson were all able to tally singles to produce the tying run to make it a 1-1 game.
That score held until the bottom of the seventh inning when Hendrickson hammered the 3-2 pitch over the wall to give the Blue and Orange the 2-1 victory.
Boise State is scheduled to play again tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. (MT) against Northern Iowa followed by a game immediately after a 1:15 p.m. against UTEP. Heavy rain is expected tomorrow, so delays and postponements may be forthcoming.
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