Quartet Of Homers Spell Disasters As Broncos Are Swept By Aggies
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Eight early runs doomed the Boise State softball team as the dropped the series finale 8-4 at New Mexico State. The Aggies (27-14, 7-4) scored at least one run in each of the first four innings to complete the series sweep. With the loss, the Broncos (19-22, 4-10) dipped three games below .500 for the first time this season.

The Aggies jumped to an early lead with a two-run homer from Tiare Jennings in the first inning. Jennings hit another two-run shot in the fourth that put the Aggies ahead 8-1. She was 2-for-4 on the day with four RBI. Four more Aggies had two hits in the game, including Angie Ortega and Stacey Lien who hit back-to-back solo homers in the third.

After Jennings second homer, Mandy Klein entered the game and shut down the hot Aggies offense. Klein tossed 2.1 scoreless innings to close out the game, allowing only one hit and striking out two batters.

The Broncos mounted a small comeback in the fifth and sixth innings, but were unable to overcome the 8-1 deficit. Kathy Cox continued to flex her might at the plate with a two-RBI double in the fifth to cut the lead to 8-3. Kelly Sweeney followed in the sixth with the first home run of her young career to lead off the inning, but the comeback attempt ended there as the Aggie pitching shut the door on the Broncos.

The Broncos will look to get back on the winning track with a doubleheader at Idaho State on Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Broncos are 2-1 against the Bengals this year. Fresno State will make its first trip to Boise for a three-game series next weekend as the WAC season enters the home stretch with only two weekends remaining before the WAC Tournament.

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