Broncos Hit Road for Pair of Doubleheaders
April 2, 2018

Boise State (23-11, 6-3 MW) vs Idaho State (5-23, 1-5 Big Sky)

Miller Ranch Stadium | Pocatello, Idaho
Game 1- 2 p.m. MT | Live Stats | Radio
Game 2- 4 p.m.MT | Live Stats

Boise State vs Utah Valley (9-18, 1-2 WAC)

Wolverine Softball Field | Orem, Utah
Game 1- 1 p.m. MT | Live Stats | Live Stream
Game 2- 3 p.m. MT | Live Stats | Live Stream

BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State softball team will be on the road this week with doubleheaders at Idaho State (April 3) and Utah Valley (April 4) to close out this season’s nonconference road games.

SERIES HISTORY: The Broncos own winning record against both programs, holding a 13-5 advantage over Idaho State, and a 6-3 advantage over Utah Valley. Boise State has played Utah Valley three times already this season, holding a 2-1 advantage over the Wolverines, including a sweep at home on March 14. The Broncos have also won five of the past six meetings against the Bengals.

ROAD WARRIORS: Boise State has been on the road all last week, going 5-1 on the weekend in series against Portland State and San Diego State. By the team the Broncos return home on Wednesday, they will have spent nine of the past 10 days travelling.

CERVANTES NEARS RECORD: Junior Rebekah Cervantes is two doubles away from tying the school record for doubles in a career at 35, currently held by Jordan Kreiger (2012-15). Cervantes has 11 doubles this season, four away from her record 15 in a single season in 2017.

KEEP ON SWINGING: Through 34 games this season, the Broncos lead the Mountain West in seven offensive categories: batting average (.347), slugging percentage (.520), runs scored (221), hits (331), RBIs (192), doubles (55) and total baes (497). Boise State is third nationally in batting average, and is currently averaging 6.50 runs per game to rank 10th nationally.

TWO ARMS IN THE CIRCLE: The duo of Kelsey Broadus and Gianna Mancha have quickly established themselves as Boise State’s aces. The duo has pitched 147.1 of Boise State’s 210.1 innings this season. This past weekend against San Diego State, Broadus and Mancha combined for 21 strikeouts in 19 innings of action, as they each went the distance in every game. Mancha leads the team with 10 wins on the season, and is the first freshman pitcher to reach double-digit wins since Aubray Zell won 13 in 2009. Broadus has also set a single-season high with eight wins this year.

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