Broncos Stunned Again In Reno
March 25, 2016

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    RENO, Nev. - For the second-straight day, Nevada scored three runs in its final at-bat to derail Boise State and walk off with a win and the series in Reno. Friday, it was Jasmine Jenkins with a bases-loaded RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to cap the 11-10 win over the Broncos.

    Boise State (8-22, 0-2 MW) and Nevada (21-5, 2-0 MW) will play the final game of the series Saturday at 1 p.m. MT.

    The Broncos got four-hit games from both Tatiana Sorokina and Rebekah Cervantes and stormed out to a 9-2 lead after the top of the fifth. But Nevada scored eight times in the bottom half of the fifth to cut the Bronco lead to one at 9-8, and despite a Bronco run in the sixth to make it 10-8, plated three in the bottom of the seventh to win it.

    Facing reliever Mackenzie McGill in the seventh, Nevada got back-to-back singles from Amanda Nicholas and Hannah Harger to open the frame. Aaliyah Gibson popped out for the first out, but Kwynn Warner singled to load the bases.

    From there, a walk to Raquel Martinez and Megan Sweet being hit by a pitch forced in the two runs that tied the game, and Jenkins sent a 1-0 offering into right-center to score Warner with the winning run.

    McGill fell to 3-3 with the loss, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk.

    Bronco starter Nicole Wilson came out of the game with one out in the fourth and the Broncos ahead 5-2, having given up just the two runs on five hits. Reliever Shawna Burke and Jenna Bassler then gave up six runs over the next inning and two-thirds, including Nevada's six-run fifth inning.

    Boise State controlled the game for the first four-and-a-half innings, taking a 9-2 lead. The outburst started in the second inning as Kayla Clausen led off with a single and scored on Morgan Lamb's double to left. Two batters later Cervantes drove in Lamb for the first of her three RBIs on the day, followed by Sorokina's bunt single.

    Izzy Serrano hit a grounder to short but Sweet's throw to second sailed past Harger and into right field, allowing Cervantes to score and Sorokina to take third. After Teauna Hughes walked to load the bases with two out, Makenzie Sullivan capitalized with a two-run single to center.

    Three innings later, Cervantes delivered a two-run double to score pinch-runner Kaelie Doyle and Shaelee Pearson, then scored on Sorokina's double to right. A few batters later, Hughes would drive in pinch-runner Cassidy Edwards to make it 9-2.

    In the Nevada half of the frame, the first three batters reached base against Burke, and Bassler took over in the circle. After an RBI groundout from Nicholas, Harger and Gibson hit RBI singles before Warner delivered a three-run home run to right-center to make it 9-8.

    The Broncos made it 10-8 on Sorokina's RBI single in the sixth. Sorokina finished the day 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI, while Cervantes went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Perason went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored.

    For Nevada, McKenna Isenberg got the win to improve to 8-3, going four innings and giving up six runs (three earned) with four strikeouts. Isenberg left the game after the Broncos' five-run second innings, and came back in for the final two innings.

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