Broncos Can't Hold Off Toreros, Take Day One Split

SAN DIEGO, Calif. The Boise State softball team took a split on the first day of the University of San Diego Tournament after dropping a close 6-5 game to San Diego. Boise State (3-3) took an early 4-0 lead but was unable to hold on as the Toreros (1-5) clawed their way back for the 5-4 victory.


The winning run came in the bottom of the sixth when San Diego recorded their only hit of the night against reliever Mandy Klein. Cathy Wineinger doubled to center, scoring Alyssa Schott all the way from first. The run gave the Toreros their first lead of the night as well as the eventual final score of 6-5.


Despite the loss, Klein (0-1) pitched brilliantly in relief allowing only the one hit through 2.2 innings pitched. She also allowed only one walk and retired the first four batters she faced. Klein ended a threat in the fourth when she entered the game and forced an inning-ending double play.


The Broncos got off to a quick start, scoring two runs in each of the first two frames. Freshman Maghan Yurek stroked a two-run single in the top of the first that gave the Broncos the initial lead. Freshman Kelly Sweeney went for extra bases again with a two-run double in the second that opened up a 4-0 lead.


Freshman Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo became the second Bronco to have a perfect day at the plate, joining fellow freshman Christina Capobianco. Viers-Gordillo went 3-for-3 on the day with one run scored, which matches Capobianco’s performance in Boise State’s inaugural game against Illinois on Feb. 6.


The Broncos will take on Colorado State tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. (PT) as well as face a rematch against Long Beach State at 4:30 p.m.

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