Broncos Swept Friday In Seattle
March 4, 2016
SEATTLE, Wash. - Boise State went 0-2 Friday to open the Husky Classic, falling 4-3 to Pacific and 12-1 in five innings to host Washington.
The Broncos (3-14) continue play Saturday morning at 12:15 p.m. MT (11:15 a.m. PT) at Husky Stadium against Bradley, then conclude the day at Seattle University at 4:45 p.m. MT (3:45 p.m. PT).
Pacific 4, Boise State 3: Boise State had the winning run on second with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but a game-ending double play thwarted the rally and the Broncos dropped Friday's opener, 4-3 to Pacific.
Izzy Serrano started the rally with a one-out walk with the Broncos trailing 4-2. Kayla Clausen followed with a double to the wall in right to put two on for Teauna Hughes, who slapped her third hit of the game inside the line and into left to plate pinch-runner Cassidy Edwards and draw the Broncos to within one at 4-3.
Corey Hendrickson, who went 2-for-3 with a single and double, drew a walk to load the bases. But the rally, and the game, came to an abrupt end when Morgan Lamb grounded the first pitch right back to Pacific pitcher Megan Walters, who fired home to begin the 1-2-3 double play.
Hughes went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Makenzie Sullivan hit a two-run triple earlier for the Broncos.
Pacific (8-8) took a 4-0 lead early, scoring an unearned run in the second inning before Sydney Lahners hit a three-run homer in the third off of Bronco starter Jenna Bassler. Haylee Moran-Rowen began the sequence in the third with a one-out walk, followed by Nicole Zapotoczny hitting a hard grounder back up the box and off Bassler's leg into right field. Lahners then hit a towering fly ball over the fence to increase the Tiger lead to four.
Senior Nicole Wilson came on for Bassler at that point, and kept the Broncos in the contest by allowing just two hits over the final four and two-thirds innings. Bassler took the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits over two and a third innings to fall to 0-6 on the year.
The Broncos got two runs back in the fourth when Hughes and Hendrickson opened the inning with back-to-back singles and scored on Sullivan's one-out triple to right-center, her second three-bagger of the season.
Rebekah Cervantes drew a two-out walk off of Tiger starter Cassidy Gustafson and stole second to put runners on second and third, but Walters got Shaelee Pearson to ground to second to end the threat.
Walters picked up the win, improving to 1-2 after allowing just a run on three hits with three walks over the final three and a third innings. Tiger starter Cassidy Gustafson went three and two-thirds, giving up two runs on five hits.
No. 9/7 Washington 11, Boise State 0: The Bronco defense committed six errors against Washington Friday night as Boise State fell, 11-0, in five innings to the Huskies.
The game started at 6:53 p.m. PT, after a rain delay of three hours, eight minutes.
Three Bronco errors helped the Huskies score five in the first, starting with a throwing miscue from Makenzie Sullivan at third that allowed Trysten Melhart to take third after beating out a bunt. She came home with the opening run a batter later as Taylor Van Zee's grounder to second went through Cassidy Edwards' legs.
Ali Aguilar walked and Courtney Gano was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Casey Stangel drove in a pair with a single into right-center. After the Broncos got a 6-4-3 double play, Washington's Tannon Snow hit a two-run homer to right to cap the scoring in the frame.
Another fielding error by Edwards allowed Van Zee on to start the second, and after a walk to Aguilar the Huskies added three runs on Gano's towering homer out to left which chased Bronco starter Shawna Burke. Two more errors from Rebekah Cervantes at short helped the Huskies add another run and put two on with one out. Dani Braun took advantage with a two-run double to make it 11-0.
Burke took the loss for the Broncos, falling to 2-2 after giving up eight runs (four earned) on five hits with a pair of walks. Nicole Wilson was a bright spot for the Broncos in relief, giving up just one earned run over an inning and a third, while Paige Reimann worked a scoreless fourth inning.
Washington starter Taran Alvelo went the distance for the Huskies, improving to 8-2 by giving up just one run on two hits. Alvelo retired the first 12 batters she faced, losing her perfect game when Teauna Hughes led off the fifth by reaching on an error by Gano at first. Sullivan then broke up the no-hitter before Shaelee Pearson broke up the shutout with a bases-loaded single that scored Hughes.
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