Broncos Shocked In Extras At Nevada
March 24, 2016

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    RENO, Nev. – Nevada’s Kwynn Warner hit two home runs, the second a solo, walk-off shot in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Wolf Pack shocked Boise State with three runs in the eighth to capture game one in Reno, 4-3.

    The teams will return Friday at 5 p.m. MT for the second game of the series.

    The Broncos (8-21, 0-1 MW) appeared in control as Teauna Hughes’ two-out, two-run blast in the top of the eighth broke a 1-1 deadlock and put Boise State up 3-1. But in the bottom half, the Wolf Pack’s Melissa Arriaga walked and Amanda Nicholas’ towering drive down the line in left stayed fair to tie things up at 3-3.

    Bronco pitcher Paige Reimann got the next two outs before Warner hit a drive deep and out to left-center to cap the comeback. With the loss, Reimann falls to 0-4 on the year after giving up three runs over the final three and one-third innings.

    Warner went 3-for-5 with two RBI on her two solo homers to lead Nevada. Nicholas went 2-for-3 with her two-run homer.

    For the Broncos, Izzy Serrano went 4-for-4, matching the Boise State single-game record for hits, and scored twice.

    The Bronco pitching and defense did well to get out runners-in-scoring-position situations in each of the first five innings. Starter Mackenzie McGill worked her way out of two-on situations in the first and second, while the Wolf Pack stranded a runner on second in the third and fourth. In the fifth, McGill exited the game following one-out singles from Megan Sweet and Jasmine Jenkins, and with the pair on second and third, reliever Paige Reimann left them there as she got Jennifer Purcell to pop out to second and Melissa Arriaga to ground to short.

    After McGill and Nevada starter Brooke Bolinger dueled through three scoreless innings, the Broncos broke through with a run in the top of the fourth. Izzy Serrano, who went 3-for-4 Thursday, led off the frame with a double off the end of the bat that tailed away from Sweet in shallow left and went off the end of her glove. With one out, Serrano took third as Teauna Hughes reached on Sweet’s fielding error at short, then came home on Makenzie Sullivan sacrifice fly to the warning track in left.

    Nevada tied things up against McGill in the fifth as Kwynn Warner led off the frame with an opposite-field homer to left.

    McGill, who got a no-decision, gave up just the one run on five hits with a strikeout over four and one-third innings.

    Nevada’s Brooke Bolinger improved to 9-2 with the win, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits with three strikeouts.

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