Broncos On The East Coast
Feb. 22, 2017

Willie Jewell's Invitational
Feb. 23-25
Charleston, S.C. (Buccaneer Field)

Thursday (Feb. 23)
Boise State (5-2) at Charleston Southern (6-6) - 11 a.m. MT | WATCH | Live Stats
Boise State at Charleston Southern - 1 p.m. MT | WATCH | Live Stats

Friday (Feb. 24)
Boise State vs. Presbyterian (2-8) - 9 a.m. MT | Live Stats
Boise State at Charleston Southern - 11 a.m. MT | WATCH | Live Stats

Saturday (Feb. 25)
Boise State vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (1-3) - 7 a.m. MT | Live Stats
Boise State vs. South Carolina State (0-9) - 9 a.m. MT | Live Stats

  • Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | Tournament Central

    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State (5-2) aims to continue its four-game winning streak as it heads to Charleston, S.C. for the Willie Jewell's Invitational this weekend. There, the Broncos will take on host Charleston Southern three times, with games also against Presbyterian, Maryland-Eastern Shore and South Carolina State.

    Boise State's three contests against Charleston Southern will be available to watch live online on the Big South Network.

    About The Opposition
    Boise State will face off against four opponents this weekend in Charleston, with three games against host Charleston Southern and one apiece against Presbyterian, Maryland-Eastern Shore and South Carolina State.

    Charleston Southern (6-6) hosts its third-straight tournament of the month, going 4-1 last weekend after an 0-5 performance in its opening tournament. The Buccaneers are led by the trio of Stevi Johnson (.412, seven RBI), Brittany McPherson (.333, three HR, seven RBI) and Jade Gandara (.300, three HR, 10 RBI).

    Presbyterian (2-8) went 1-3 at the USC Upstate/Furman Classic last weekend. Hope Rogers leads the Blue Hose with three triples and five RBI.

    Maryland-Eastern Shore (1-3) was last in action two weeks ago, splitting with North Carolina Central while falling to Campbell and St. Francis (Pa.). The Hawks are led by Samantha Casarez (.545, one HR, two RBI) while Erin Hallman is 1-2 in the circle.

    South Carolina State (0-9) enters the weekend still in search of its first win of the campaign. The Bulldogs are led by D. Sullivan, who has a home run and six RBI this season.

    Last Time Out
    Boise State went 4-0 at the DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas last weekend. The Broncos opened the weekend with wins over Weber State (7-1) and Memphis (2-1) Friday before Saturday's scheduled games against UTEP and Northern Iowa got rained out. Sunday, the Broncos defeated Southern Utah, 9-1 in five innings, before ending the trip with a 16-7 win over UTEP.

    The Bronco bats came out hot, as the team hit 10 home runs and outscored its opponents, 34-10, over the four games. Corey Hendrickson hit four homers and drove in nine runs to lead the team with Makenzie Sullivan hit three homers with eight runs driven in. Rebekah Cervantes, Shaelee Pearson and Izzy Serrano each added a long ball.

    In the circle, Christina Washington went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.75, striking out eight. She picked up the wins over Weber State and Southern Utah over the weekend, allowing just one earned run.

    Hendrickson Earns MW Honor
    Senior Corey Hendrickson was named Mountain West Player of the Week for her strong performance in Las Vegas last weekend. Hendrickson led the team in hitting (.625), home runs (four), RBI (nine) and slugging (2.250) over the four games, with each of her five hits going for extra bases. In the final game of the weekend, Hendrickson went 3-for-3 with a double, two home runs, and tied the Boise State single-game record with six RBI.

    Hendrickson became the first Bronco to earn the Mountain West's weekly offensive honor since Buggs Torrez was recognized on May 6, 2014.

    Power Ball
    While the PowerBall lottery may be up to $403 million, the Broncos played a little Power Ball of their own this past weekend in Vegas, hitting 10 home runs and outscoring its opponents, 34-10.

    Corey Hendrickson (four) and Makenzie Sullivan (three) provided the bulk of the power, while Rebekah Cervantes, Shaelee Pearson and Izzy Serrano each added a homer. Cervantes led the Broncos with eight hits while doubling twice.

    For the weekend, the Broncos batted .371 as a team and slugged .690.

    Washington Dealing
    Senior pitcher Christina Washington was doing a different kind of dealing than is usually found in Vegas, dealing strikes instead of cards as she went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.75 over the weekend.

    Washington opened the weekend by picking up the win in the opener against Weber State, allowing just one run. She then opened Sunday with a 9-1 win over Southern Utah. For the weekend, she struck out eight batters while allowing just one earned run and one extra-base hit, a double.

    On the year, Washington is 2-1 with a save, 12 strikeouts and a 2.84 ERA.

    Picking Up Where She Left Off
    Sophomore shortstop Rebekah Cervantes, coming off of a rookie campaign in which she was named Mountain West Freshman of the Year, has continued her strong play in 2017. The Bronco shortstop leads the team with a .500 batting average, 12 hits, 10 runs scored and four doubles, while also having a pair of home runs and eight RBI.


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