BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State softball team set a new program-high with 16 runs in their win over Weber State on Sunday. The Broncos routed the Wildcats 16-1 before falling to Portland State 9-3 in the nightcap. The win over the Wildcats marked the largest margin of victory in the Broncos (6-17) short history.
Game 1 vs. Weber State
The Broncos lit up the scoreboard in every inning of the run-rule victory over the Wildcats (0-24), highlighted by a six-run first. Eleven different Broncos recorded hits in the game, including the first career hit for freshman Jessica Kraft. Three different Broncos also hit home runs and nine Bronco hitters recorded an RBI.
Christina Capobianco was the first to leave the yard in the first inning to give the Broncos a 2-0 lead. Later in the game, Kathy Cox hit a towering shot to left center that landed in the trees that line the Mountain Cove softball complex. Maghan Yurek was the third Bronco to clear the fences with a moon shot to leftcenter field. It was the first home run of Yurek's career. Yurek and Capobianco each recorded three RBI in the game.
Allie Crump led the Broncos in the circle and in the batter's box. The sophomore pitcher earned the win by allowing only one run in the fifth inning and striking out four. She also recorded a season-high four RBI and went 3-for-3 in the game.
Game 2 vs. Portland State
The Vikings quickly dashed any hopes the Broncos had for a three-game winning streak as they downed the host team 9-3 in the final game of the SpringHill Suites invitational. The Broncos offensive explosion dwindled down as Cox had all three Bronco RBI and recorded three of the Broncos seven hits. Cox went 3-for-4 in the game but was never able to come around to score.
The Vikings scored three in the second inning to take the early lead. Cox helped the Broncos chip away at the deficit with her first RBI in the third inning. However, the Vikings responded with two runs in the top of the fourth. Cox again came through for the Broncos with a two-RBI hit in the bottom half of the inning to cut the lead to 6-3. Those would be the last Bronco runs as the Vikings pulled away with one run in the fifth and another three runs in the sixth.
The Broncos added a doubleheader to the schedule against the upstart Wildcats from Weber State tomorrow at noon at Mountain Cove. In their first two meetings, the Broncos outscored the Wildcats 27-1.