Historic Slam Washed Away By Rain in Broncos Loss

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Down 4-0 to Oregon State going into the seventh, the Boise State softball team mounted an epic comeback that was highlighted by the first grand slam in Boise State history. Megan Harvey gave the Broncos a 5-4 lead with the slam. Then came the rain to wash away the seventh inning.

The Beavers quickly tied up the game at 5-5, but the second rain delay of the game caused the remainder of the game to be canceled. Since the seventh inning was not completed, the game officially ended after the last completed inning (the sixth inning) with the Broncos (3-12) losing to the host Beavers (9-11) 4-0.

In the seventh, the Broncos had loaded the bases with no outs. Jessi Hanna knocked in the first run before Harvey hit the historic grand slam to give the Broncos the lead. However, that inning was washed from the history books by the game-ending downpour.

For the first six innings, it was all Beavers. Paige Hall limited the Broncos lineup to two hits and gave the Beavers a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first with a two-run homer. Hanna and Kathy Cox recorded hits in the third and fourth innings, respectively, but that was all the Broncos could manage over the first six frames.

Allie Crump took the tough loss but allowed only three runs and five runs through five innings of work. She also walked two and struck out two in the losing effort. Lela Work tossed the sixth inning, striking out one while allowing a lone run to score.

The Broncos will hope for sunshine tomorrow as they head to Eugene, Ore. to take on Oregon. The first pitch is scheduled for 3 pm. (MT).

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