Broncos Host CSU In MW Opener
March 16, 2017
Boise State (17-5, 0-0 MW) vs. Colorado State (12-7, 0-0 MW)
Friday (March 17)
Saturday (March 18) - Noon
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State (17-5, 0-0 MW) opens Mountain West play this weekend, hosting Colorado State (12-7, 0-0 MW) for a three-game series at Dona Larsen Park. The series begins with a Friday doubleheader, with game one set for a 1:30 p.m. start. The series finale is scheduled for noon Saturday.
About The Opposition
The Rams are led offensively by sophomore Amber Nelson, the team leader in batting (.510), hits (25), home runs (seven), RBI (21) and slugging (.980). Hannah McCorkhill also provides power, batting .269 with five homers and 17 RBIs.
In the circle, redshirt junior Larisa Petakoff is 5-1 with a 1.67 ERA while Kaylynn Pierce is 4-1 with a 3.34 ERA and 27 strikeouts.
Colorado State leads the overall series against the Broncos, 9-7, although the Broncos took two of three in Fort Collins last year to win the series. Boise State has taken two of three from the Rams in each of the last two series between the teams.
Boise State In Mountain West Openers
This weekend marks the first time the Broncos have opened Mountain West play at home since taking two of three from Fresno State in 2014.
Last Time Out
Redshirt junior pitcher Paige Reimann tossed a no-hitter in the win over Bryant, the second no-no of the season for the Bronco staff, and fourth in program history. Senior Christina Washington went 2-0 to improve to 9-3 on the season, and tossed her fourth shutout of the campaign.
At the plate, Rebekah Cervantes batted .500 (8-for-16) with a home run, two triples, nine runs scored and 10 RBIs. Morgan Lamb went 5-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs in Sunday’s win over Quinnipiac.
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Among The National Leaders
Boise State ranks in the national top 25 in batting (.357, sixth), runs per game (7.32, eighth), slugging percentage (.535, 13th), stolen bases per game (2.32, 16th), double plays per game (0.55, 17th), doubles per game (1.64, 21st) and on-base percentage (.420, 22nd).
Individually, Rebekah Cervantes is 23rd in the country in batting (.492), fifth in runs per game (1.27), 12th in RBIs (29) and on-base percentage (.593), and 18th in slugging percentage (.918).
In the circle, freshman Kelsey Broadus ranks 13th in the country in strikeouts per seven innings pitched (10.4).
Cervantes Named Mountain West Player Of The Week
For the season, Cervantes, last year’s conference freshman of the year, leads the Broncos or shares the lead in batting (.492), hits (30), runs (28), doubles (seven), triples (two), home runs (five), RBI (29), slugging (.918) and on-base percentage (.593).
Reimann With The No-No
It was also the second no-hitter of the season for the Bronco staff, after Christina Washington’s perfect game against Maryland Eastern Shore on Feb. 25.
Sunday’s no-hitter continued a strong start to 2017 for Reimann, who is 3-1 with a 2.33 ERA and 15 strikeouts.
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