Boise State Faces Pivotal Series in Reno
April 18, 2018

Boise State (28-13, 7-5 MW) at Nevada (19-18, 8-6 MW)
Reno, Nev. | Christina M. Hixson Softball Park
April 20-22, 2018

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Game Notes

BOISE, Idaho --
 Following a loss in the series to UNLV this past weekend, the Broncos (28-18, 7-5 MW) are looking to break a nearly three-way tie for third place in the Mountain West, this weekend against Nevada. Boise State and Colorado State are both 7-5 in conference play (.583), while Nevada is half a game behind at 8-6 (.571), with the winner of this weekend’s series moving into the inside lane.

SERIES HISTORY: Boise State leads the all-time series against the Wolf Pack, 16-10, dating back to the inaugural season of 2009. Since both teams have become members of the Mountain West in 2013, the Broncos have won nine-of-15, including winning five-straight from 2013-15. Boise State won last year’s series 2-1 in Boise.

SCOUTING REPORT: The Wolf Pack swing the bat as well as any other foe in the conference – ranking second in batting average (.319) and third in runs scored (231). Nevada excels at getting on base with extra-base hits, with 94 of their 342 hits getting the batter past first base. Erika Hansen leads the Wolf Pack at the plate with a batting average of .409 and 11 home runs. Hansen leads the conference in slugging percentage (.809), and is second in home runs.

In the circle, Julia Jensen has pitched the majority of Nevada’s inning this season, with her total of 134.0 eclipsing the combined innings of their next two pitchers (104.2). Jensen has struck out 123 batters this season, second in the conference.

ROAD WARRIORS: The Broncos have been a phenomenal 12-2 on the road, including finishing 8-1 on a road swing earlier this month. Boise State has also won both of their road series during Mountain West play this season, sweeping Utah State (March 16-18), and taking two games from San Diego State (March 29-31). The last time the Broncos lost on the road was March 29, in a 3-1 contest at San Diego State.

RACE TO 30: At 28-13 on the season, Boise State is two wins away from a second-consecutive 30-win season, only the second time Boise State has recorded consecutive 30-win seasons in program history.  Only 41 games into the season, the Broncos have a chance to reach 30 wins in the shortest span of games against the Wolf Pack. The 2011 and 2012 squads both reach 30 wins in the shortest span at 45 games.  

CERVANTES NEARS RECORD: Only a junior, shortstop Rebekah Cervantes is one double shy from setting the Boise State record for career doubles at 36. Cervantes is currently in a tie with Jordan Kreiger (2012-15) with 35 career doubles, and her 13 doubles on the season are two shy of tying her record of 15 in a single-season (2017).

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