Broncos, Aggies Clash At DLP
March 30, 2017

Boise State (21-9, 3-3 MW) vs. Utah State (21-7, 4-2 MW)
Friday-Sunday (March 31-April 2)
Dona Larsen Park | Boise, Idaho

Friday (March 31) - 4 p.m.
Saturday (April 1) - 4 p.m.
Sunday (April 2) - 12 p.m.

PROMOTIONS
Saturday (April 1) is Hometown Hero Day! Free admission for all military, police, fire, EMT and First Responders in uniform, with badge, and/or ID!

Sunday (April 2) is Boise State's Pink Game! Join the Broncos in honoring cancer survivors and raising awareness for cancer research and education. Fans wearing pink will be able to get into the game for just $3.

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    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State (21-9, 3-3 MW) returns home to Dona Larsen Park this weekend, hosting Utah State (21-7, 4-2 MW) in a three-game set. Friday’s series opener and Saturday’s second game are set for a 4 p.m. first pitch, with Sunday’s finale scheduled for noon.

    About The Opposition
    Utah State (21-7, 4-2 MW) has won nine of its last 12 heading into this weekend’s series with the Broncos at Dona Larsen Park. The Aggies have opened their Mountain West season with series wins over UNLV and Nevada.

    The Aggies are led by the bats of Victoria Saucedo (.396, six doubles, eight homers, 23 RBIs), Riley Plogger (.422, seven doubles, three triples, three homers, 26 RBIs) and Sarina Jaramillo (.405, six doubles, four triples, one homer, 19 RBIs), while in the circle, the Aggies have the 1-2 punch of Kellie White (11-2, 1.81 ERA, 48 strikeouts) and April Brown (8-2, 1.83, 50 strikeouts).

    Boise State leads the all-time series against Utah State, 12-9, but has dropped the last six meetings with the Aggies.

    Last Time Out
    Boise State opened last week with a non-conference doubleheader split at Montana before dropping two of three in Mountain West play at Fresno State.

    At Montana, the Broncos used four-straight two-out singles in the top of the seventh from Izzy Serrano, Cassidy Edwards, Jessica McKay and Shaelee Pearson to overcome a 3-2 deficit and earn the 4-3 win. The Broncos then dropped the second game, 3-1.

    In Fresno, the Broncos dropped the first two games (9-0 in five innings, 8-2) but rebounded to get a key win in the series finale, taking a 2-1 decision in nine innings. The win kept the Broncos just one game off the pace in the conference standings, behind Fresno State and Utah State.

    Among The National Leaders
    Boise State has produced some big numbers on both offense and defense, and gotten the Broncos among the national leaders in numerous categories.

    Through March 26, Boise State ranked in the national top 25 in batting (.330, 15th) and runs per game (6.40, 15th).

    Individually, Rebekah Cervantes is 14th in runs per game (1.13), 20th in RBIs (34) and 24th in on-base percentage (.542).

    In the circle, freshman Kelsey Broadus ranks 10th in the country with three saves and 19th in strikeouts per seven innings pitched (9.5).

    Boise State Faces Another Key MW Series
    This weekend’s series against Utah State is anohter key one for Boise State as the Broncos (3-3) sit just one game off the conference pace behind the Aggies and Fresno State (both 4-2).

    Boise State salvaging a victory in the series finale at Fresno State kept the Broncos just a game out of the conference pennant race, and could play a big role over the remaining 18 games of Mountain West play.

    Broadus Brings The Relief
    Freshman Kelsey Broadus showed her mettle last weekend against two-time defending conference champion Fresno State, tossing 6.1 innings of scoreless relief and striking out six while earning the win in Sunday’s 2-1, nine-inning victory.

    On the year, Broadus is 4-0 with a 1.79 ERA and leads the Broncos with 53 strikeouts over 15 appearances (three starts). She also ranks second in the conference with three saves, while opponents this season are hitting just .164 against her.


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