Broncos Rally for Nine-Inning Win
April 20, 2018

Final Stats

RENO, Nev. – The Boise State softball team opened the series against Nevada (19-19, 8-7 MW) with a 6-5 win in nine innings, Friday at Christina M. Hixson Softball Stadium. This is the second-straight nine inning win for the Broncos, who improved to 3-1 in extra-inning games.

Rebekah Cervantes would score the winning run after leading off the top of the ninth with a single into left field, and advanced to second on a foul out to the catcher from McKay. Cervantes would score on a single from Seng to give Boise State the 6-5 lead.

Boise State (29-13, 8-5 MW) struck first in the top of the inning. Madison Anthony singled and was able to advance to second on a sacrifice bunt from Kora Wade, and then to third on a groundout from Cervantes. With two outs in the inning, and Jessica McKay hit an RBI single to left center for the 1-0 lead.

Kelsey Broadus struck out the side in the bottom of the first, but Nevada was able to score on a hit batter with the bases loaded.

The Wolf Pack were able to take lead with a four-run bottom of the second inning. An error in center field led to two runs scoring, and Boise State would bring Micaela Leal in to pitch in relief.

In the top of the fourth inning, Boise State was able cut into Nevada’s lead with a three-run inning to make it a 5-4 game. Makenzie Sullivan hit a standup double, Morgan Lamb would be walked, and Ashlyn Adams hit a single to load the bases. With one out in the inning, Anthony would single into center field, but an error would bring in three runs. Wade and Cervantes would both fail to get on base, stranding Anthony at third to end the inning.

Anthony finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Trailing 5-4 in the top of the seventh, the Broncos were able to score a run to send it to the bottom of the inning. Alison Seng hit her second double of the game to put the tying run on second, and Sullivan hit it up the middle for the RBI.

Nevada would threaten in the bottom of the inning, getting a runner on second. Boise State’s defense would hold however, forcing the final two outs while only walking one. Leal would finish the game allowing only three hits over 7.2 innings, striking out four. The win improves Leal to 5-0 on the season.

Seng finished the game a stellar 4-for-5 with one RBI, while Adams was 3-for-4.

The defense would down Nevada in order to end the game. The series will continue tomorrow at 5 p.m. MT.

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