Broncos Fall Short In Conference Doubleheader
BOISE, Idaho The Boise State softball team fell short in both games of the doubleheader against the defending WAC Tournament champions Louisiana Tech on Saturday. The Broncos (17-13, 3-2 WAC) lost their fourth straight game and were only able to plate two runs in the pair of losses. The Lady Techsters (18-14, 3-2 WAC) took a pitchers duel 3-0 in the first game and then powered their way to victory 7-2 in the second.

Game 1
The Broncos came out on the wrong side of a pitchers duel in the first game with freshman Allie Crump and senior Krissi Oliver dominating in the circle. Crump went all seven innings in the loss, giving up three runs on five hits. She also struck out six while walking only two. Oliver earned the complete game, shutout victory by allowing five hits and striking out three while not allowing any free passes.

The Lady Techsters put up all three runs in the decisive third inning when the visitors put up three of their five hits. The Techsters dialed in for a pair of doubles and three stolen bases to put up the three runs and eventually earn the victory.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Broncos threatened when they loaded the bases with one out before Oliver shut the door on the inning. Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo and Kelly Sweeney each pick up clutch base hits in the inning, but the Broncos were unable to plate a run.

Game 2
The Broncos fell victim to the long ball in game two as the Lady Techsters scored all but one of their runs off home runs. Jessica Kirby hit two of the home runs for three RBI in the first three innings to give Louisiana Tech an early 3-0 lead.

The Broncos scored their first run in the bottom of the third t cut the score to 3-1. Kellie Caplan hit a screaming line drive single that went off the outstretched glove of the first baseman to bring in Christina Capobianco from third. The Broncos had the bases loaded when Caplan drove in their first run of the afternoon.

The Techsters put up two more runs in the fourth and two more in the seventh to take a commanding 7-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh. In the bottom of the inning, Kathy Cox hit a pinch hit home run over the right field fence to cut the score to 7-2, but that would be the only other run the Broncos could manage.

The two WAC-rivals will head back out to Mountain Cove tomorrow for a single game at 1p.m. Admission will be free to all fans as the Broncos try to snap their four game slide.

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