Broncos Sweep Utah Valley in Doubleheader
March 14, 2018

Game One Stats | Game Two Stats 

BOISE, Idaho -- The Broncos swept a doubleheader against visiting Utah Valley University 5-2 and 7-2 to open up play at Dona Larson Field on Wednesday afternoon.

The Broncos (15-8) got outstanding pitching in both games, first from game one starter Kelsey Broadus, who threw a complete, and did not allow a hit through 5.2 innings of work, while tying her career-high strikeout total of 13. She allowed the Wolverines (7-12) just three total hits on the day and just two runs (one earned).

Freshman Alison Seng was on fire from the plate in both games, going an impressive 7-for-7 over both contests, with a solo home run in the first game and three doubles on the day, one in game one and two in game two.

Rebekah Cervantes was also outstanding at the plate in both games, going 4-for-6 overall, with 4 RBIs over both games, two in each.

In game one the Broncos tallied 10 total hits, and jumped right on the Wolverines from first pitch, putting up one run in the first inning, as Cervantes delivered an RBI double to make it 1-0.

Then in the second inning, Seng put the Broncos up 2-0 with a one-out solo home run, her second of the year. Then the hit parade began, as three-straight singles brought home a second run on a Madison Anthony RBI single.

The Broncos were up 3-0 until the top of the fifth inning when the Wolverines got on the board without a hit. A hit-by-pitch started the inning, then with one out, Skylar Cook attempted to sacrifice the runner over, but reached herself after a throwing error by Broadus as she tried to get Cook at first. That error allowed Caragh Morris to score, getting the Wolverines on the board, 3-1.

The Wolverines finally got their first hit of the day with two out in the sixth inning, as Brianna Moeller doubled. She later came around to score on an RBI double by the next batter, pinch hitter Rebolledo. With the score 3-2, Broadus settled down to get a strikeout to end the inning.

The Broncos added two more insurance runs, first in the fifth on an RBI double by McKay and then a sac fly in the sixth by Makenzie Sullivan.

In game two, the Broncos also saw solid starting pitching from Gianna Mancha. The freshman started slow, as the first batter of the game reached on an error and the next batter, Moeller, homered to left center to put the Broncos in a 2-0 hole early.

However, the Broncos answered back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Mancha was shaky in the second inning, but was able to get out of the inning unscathed, leaving the bases full of Wolverines. From that point on the freshman locked in, as she faced the minimum through the next three frames.

The Bronco offense took over from that point, adding three runs in the third inning to push the lead to 4-2. They then added one run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to push their lead to 7-2. Sullivan added her third homer of the season in the fifth inning, the second home run of the day.

Redshirt senior pitcher Paige Reimann came in to close out the game, despite not being a save situation, as she shut down the top of the sixth to give the Broncos their second win of the day.

The Broncos open up Mountain West play this weekend as they travel to Utah State for a three-game series starting on Friday, March 16 at 3 p.m. MT in Logan, Utah.


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