Broncos Head To Final Tournament
March 9, 2017

CSUN/LMU Tournament (March 10-12)
Northridge and Los Angeles, Calif.

Friday (March 10) - Northridge, Calif. (at CSUN)
Boise State (12-5) vs. North Dakota (9-11) - 4:30 p.m. MT

Saturday (March 11) - Los Angeles, Calif. (at LMU)
Boise State at LMU (6-10) - 11:30 a.m. MT - Live Stats | Watch Live
Boise State vs. Bryant (1-9) - 2 p.m. - Live Stats

Sunday (March 12) - Northridge, Calif. (at CSUN)
Boise State vs. Quinnipiac (3-5) - 9:30 a.m. MT
Boise State vs. Hartford (2-9) - 12 p.m. MT

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    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State (12-5) heads to Southern California for its final non-conference tournament of the regular season. The Broncos will play at the CSUN/LMU Tournament, beginning Friday against North Dakota in Northridge, and continuing Saturday in Los Angeles at LMU and against Bryant, before concluding Sunday in Northridge against Quinnipiac and Hartford.

    About The Opposition
    Boise State will face off against five teams at this weekend’s CSUN/LMU Tournament, taking on North Dakota, LMU, Bryant, Quinnipiac and Hartford. The Broncos open against North Dakota Friday at 4:30 p.m. MT in Northridge, head to Los Angeles Saturday to take on co-host LMU (11:30 a.m. MT) and Bryant (2 p.m. MT), and finish back in Northridge Sunday against Quinnipiac (9:30 a.m.) and Hartford (12 p.m. MT).

    North Dakota (9-11) went 2-3 last weekend at the Coastal Carolina Tournament, and is led at the plate by Taylor Nadler (.308, four HR, 12 RBI) and Kaylin VanDomelen (.300, two HR, 5 RBI). In the circle, VanDomelen is 4-4 with a 1.45 ERA.

    LMU (6-10) split a two-game series against Boston University last weekend. At the plate, Irma Sanchez (.306, seven runs) leads the way, while in the circle, Hannah Bandimere is 4-3 with a 3.21 ERA.

    Bryant (1-9) enters the weekend on a seven-game losing streak, and is led offensively by Haylee Haas (.375) while in the circle, Gabrielle Ermish is 1-2 with a 7.44 ERA.

    Quinnipiac (3-5) dropped all three of its games at the Colonial Classic Tournament last weekend. Miranda Magana leads the team with a batting average of .481 along with two homers and 10 RBIs. In the circle, Abbey Long is 1-2 with a 2.80 ERA.

    Hartford (2-9) has dropped seven straight heading into this weekend, having gone 0-5 at the USF-Under Armour Invitational thendropping both games of a doubleheader to Manhattan. Elizabeth Newkirk leads the way at the plate, batting .355 with seven RBIs, and in the circle Melissa Pereira is 1-4 with a 6.05 ERA.

    Last Time Out
    Boise State went 1-3 at its Springhill Suites Invitational last weekend. Originally scheduled for the Broncos’ home field of Dona Larsen Park, the event was moved to Halle Field at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa due to unplayable field conditions in Boise.

    The Broncos opend the weekend with a 1-0 loss to CSUN Friday, but bounced back to earn a split for a day with a 4-0 shutout of Santa Clara.

    Saturday’s game against CSUN was suspended due to darkness with the Matadors up 9-0 in the top of the fifth, and concluded Sunday morning, with CSUN capturing a 16-1 win in five innings. The tournament then concluded with the Broncos falling, 6-5, to Weber State. The scheduled contest against Santa Clara was canceled due to travel curfew.

    Time To Bounce Back
    Boise State will get an opportunity to bounce back from a tough weekend when it plays five games in Southern California. This past weekend in Nampa, the Broncos had their 10-game winning streak snapped with the 1-0 loss to CSUN Friday afternoon.

    Washington Gets Another Shutout
    Senior pitcher Christina Washington picked up her third shutout of the season last Friday with the 4-0 win over Santa Clara. The win upped her season record to 6-1, although she would take two losses over the weekend to come out with a season record of 6-3.

    However, the shutout brings Washington to within one of tying the Boise State single-season record, accomplished thrice by a total of two Bronco hurlers: Aubray Zell (2011-12) and Rebecca Patton (2014).

    Plenty Of Hittin’
    Boise State enters this weekend boasting four players with at least 20 hits on the season: team leader Tatiana Sorokina (23) and the threesome of Rebekah Cervantes, Makenzie Sullivan and Kora Wade with 22 apiece.

    Cervantes leads the group with a .489 batting average, and has proven such a dangerous presence at the plate that she’s earned the respect of opposing pitchers, drawing a team-high 14 walks. Against Weber State this past Sunday, Cervantes, for the second time this season, drew four walks in a game, tying her own Boise State single-game record.

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