Tournament Starts 14-Game Homestand
Jordan Kreiger slugged .714 at home last season

March 6, 2014

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Boise State softball opens its home schedule with the SpringHill Suites Invitational I, Friday through Sunday, at Dona Larsen Park. The Broncos (7-10) welcome Indiana, Valparaiso and Weber State for the three-day tournament. There are 10 games on the schedule in all. Boise State will play five times over the weekend, the start of a 14-game homestand.

Boise State kicks off its 2014 home schedule Friday at 4 p.m, against Indiana. The Bronocs will follow that with two games Saturday and two more Sunday. Boise State takes on Valparaiso (2 p.m.) and Indiana (4 p.m.) on the second day of action, before closing with Valparaiso (12:15 p.m.) and Weber State (2:30 p.m.). The Broncos are 7-1 all-time against the field.

Weber State and Valparaiso will get the tournament started Friday, at 11 a.m. The Wildcats will also play Indiana in the second game of the day before the Broncos will take the field for the first time. Four games are slated for Saturday, with three more on tap for Sunday.

Live stats will be available for each game. Check the schedule page at BroncoSports.com for more information.

Game Day Info
Tickets:
Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for juniors (2-18) and seniors (62+). Boise State students receive free admission with a valid ID card. One ticket is valid all day. Bronco Sports Passes are also good for entry to all softball games all season long.

Parking: Free parking will be available for softball patrons at two different locations, depending on the day. Parking Friday is in the Bronco Stadium East Lot and a continuous shuttle will be running to Dona Larsen Park. On Saturday and Sunday, parking will be available in the lot at the URS Building at 720 E Park Blvd. Parking at Dona Larsen Park will be on a first-come, first-served basis with a $5 cost.

Long Homestand to Start
Boise State is scheduled to play its next 14 games at home. It is slated to be the longest homestand in program history. The Broncos will host tournaments on back-to-back weeks, followed by the Mountain West opener. Boise State has five games in the first tournament, six in the second SpringHill Suites Invitational and a three-game series against Fresno State.

About Indiana
The Hoosiers won their season opener (6-3 against Bradley in extra innings), before dropping the next 12 games. A win against UT Arlington (Feb. 28) ended the slide. Indiana is hitting .223 as a team and scoring 2.9 runs per game. Kassi Farmer is one of the leading offensive threats with seven of her 12 hits going for extra bases, including four home runs. Brooke Boetjer leads the team in every pitching category and has earned both of Indiana's wins this season. Opponents are hitting .320 off Hoosier pitching and scoring 6.8 runs per game.
All-Time Series: Indiana leads 1-0.

About Valparaiso
The Crusaders enter the tournament 3-10 after winning their last game to snap an eight-game skid. Amanda Wisniewski is the top producer on offense, slashing .333/.463/.758 with four home runs and eight walks drawn. Pitcher Sierra Pico holds a 2.89 earned run average but is 1-5 in 11 appearances (five starts). Valparaiso has a staff ERA of 4.44. Opponents are just 6-of-14 on steal attempts against Crusader catching.
All-Time Series: First meetings.

About Weber State
The Wildcats are off to their best start since the program was reinstated in 2010. First-year head coach Mary Kay Amicone has Weber State 9-5 through three weekends of play, winning at least three games at each tournament. Junior college transfer MaCauley Flint has a 1.34 ERA and a 6-1 record in nine appearances (eight starts), including a shutout. Flint came with Amicone from Salt Lake Community College after earning back-to-back first-team All-America honors at the junior college level. Alyson Kulp has been the leader at the plate for Weber State, hitting .364 with 10 extra base hits and 14 RBI. The team is hitting .266, while opponents are batting .254.
All-Time Series: Boise State leads 7-0.

Off and Running
Boise State has 41 stolen bases through the first 17 games of the season. The Broncos are 41-of-50 on steal attempts. They stole 46 bases all of last season.

Base Thief
Senior Tara Glover is 57-for-62 on stolen base attempts in her Boise State career, owning the school record for steals and stolen base percentage. She set the single-season record with 18 in 2012, before breaking it again last year when she went 27-of-28 on the base paths. Glover is 12-for-12 this season and is riding a school-record streak of 24-straight successful steal attempts...Her only caught stealing of the 2013 season came after oversliding the bag at second March 24, against Tulsa. Before that she was 15-for-15, the best start to a season in school history. It snapped a string of 17-consecutive successful steals, a then-school record.

Including her freshman year at Utah, Glover has stolen 73 bases, third in Mountain West history (she was a MW student-athlete while at Utah).


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