Second Half Starts Up In Silicon Valley
April 12, 2017
Boise State (24-12, 6-6 MW) at San Jose State (24-14, 4-5 MW)
Thursday (April 13) - 1 p.m. MT
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State (24-12, 6-6 MW) makes its second trip to California during this conference season as it faces San Jose State (24-14, 4-5 MW) for a three-game series. The series will take place at Mission College in Santa Clara, with game time for all three contests set for 1 p.m. MT Thursday-Saturday.
About The Opposition
Cassidy Clark leads the Spartans with a .396 batting average, while Georgia Blair is batting .395 with team highs in home runs (five) and RBIs (20, tied with two others). Casey Watt leads the team with 37 hits in addition to four triples and 20 RBIs).
In the circle, Katelyn Linford is 15-6 with a 2.48 ERA and 152 strikeouts. Behind her, Collette Riggsis 6-3 with a 2.41 ERA and 38 strikeouts.
Boise State is 9-11 all-time against San Jose State, and has dropped the last six meetings with the Spartans.
Last Time Out
The Broncos took advantage of 11 Rebel errors over the weekend, with seven coming in Sunday’s 6-1, series-clinching victory.
Christina Washington went 2-0 over the weekend, allowing just two runs over 13.2 innings of work, picking up the 5-1 win Friday and a 6-1 decision Sunday to improve to 13-5 on the year.
Among The National Leaders
Through April 10, Boise State ranked in the national top 25 in batting (.324, 18th).
Individually, Rebekah Cervantes is 24th in batting average (.442).
In the circle, freshman Kelsey Broadus ranks 15th in strikeouts per seven innings pitched (9.7) and 17th in the country with three saves.
Perfect On Sundays, Working On Saturdays
While the Broncos are 2-2 in the opening games of the series, they are 0-4 in game two. However, Boise State is 4-0 in the series finales, which has come in handy as twice these victories have helped the Broncos avert a three-game sweep.
Washington Carries The Load
Washington allowed just two runs and struck out three batters over 13.2 innings of work against the Rebels. Friday, she went 6.2 innings, allowing just one run in the 5-1 Bronco win then came back Sunday to go the distance in the 6-1 series-clinching victory.
For the year, Washington in 13-5 with a 2.52 ERA and 54 strikeouts over 102.2 innings of work.
Edwards And Pearson Lead Way In Conference
This weekend in Las Vegas, the pair paced the Broncos at the plate, each batting .556 (5-for-9) while Edwards scored three runs in the series.
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