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Straton's Double Boosts Broncos In A Comeback Victory Over Seattle

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SEATTLE, Wash. The Boise State softball team climbed back up to the .500 mark with a 3-2 win over Seattle at the Husky Softball Classic on Saturday. The Broncos (5-5) overcame a 2-0 deficit with three runs in the fifth inning to secure the come from behind victory.

One inning of scoring proved to be just enough for the Broncos to get the victory with another lights-out performance by the Broncos’ pitching staff. Freshman Aubray Zell (5-2) picked up her fifth victory of the season and fellow freshman Allie Crump picked up the first save in Bronco history by shutting down the Redhawks (2-6) through the final three innings.

 Zell limited the Redhawks to only five hits in four innings and struck out three, but gave up a two-run homer to Lisa Foote in the fourth. Crump entered the game in the bottom of the fifth with a one-run lead and continuously shut the door on Redhawks threats to pick up the save. Crump struck out two and allowed three hits, but did not allow a run to cross the plate. With a runner on third and one out in the bottom of the seventh, Crump took over by striking out the next hitter and got Foote to pop up into left field to end the game.

Freshman Lexi Straton extended her hitting streak to four games at just the right time as she stroked a two-run double to center in the top of the fifth to give the Broncos the 3-2 lead. The big hit came right after Kelsey Perkins put the Broncos on the board with a bases loaded RBI single into left field that cut the Redhawks lead in half.

The Broncos face Portland State next with the first pitch scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today. Watch live stats from all this weekend's action here.