Broncos Enter Final Stretch in Colorado
May 3, 2018

Boise State (34-14, 12-6 MW) at Colorado State (25-16, 9-9 MW)
Ram Field | Fort Collins, Colo.
May 4-6

May 4- 4 p.m. MT | Live Stats 
May 5- 1 p.m. MT | Live Stats | MW Network
May 6- Noon MT | Live Stats | MW Network

Game Notes

BOISE, Idaho --
Needing to win out over the final six weeks of the season in order to contend for the Mountain West title, the Boise State softball team hits the road this weekend for a three-game series at Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colo. The Broncos are currently third in the Mountain West, one game behind Fresno State.

SERIES HISTORY: With 19 previous meetings between the two schools, Boise State has a chance to pull ahead in the series, currently trailing the Rams, 9-10. The Broncos won the series last season in Boise, as both teams combined for 36 runs on the weekend, and have won six of the past nine meetings between the two programs.

SCOUTING REPORT: The Rams are led at the plate by Sarah Muzik, who is batting .411 on the season. As a team, Colorado State is third in the conference in batting average (.308) and slugging percentage (.468). In the circle, Bridgette Hutton has pitched more innings (157.1) than the other three pitchers on the Rams’ roster combined (125.1). Hutton is fifth in the conference in wins with 13, and has pitched 15 complete games on the season. Colorado State hasn’t shied away from a tough schedule either, playing on the road at Texas and No. 12 Arizona, a neutral site game against No. 20 Minnesota, while also winning a three-game away series against Kansas.

BATTLE FOR THE MOUNTAIN WEST: Boise State no longer controls their destiny in the hunt for the program’s first conference title, but the Broncos remain in the thick of the Mountain West race entering the final two weeks of the season. Boise State is currently in third-place, half a game behind San Jose State, and a full game behind Fresno State. If Boise State were to win their final six games of the season, paired with a loss by both Fresno State and San Jose State, the Broncos would win the conference title thanks to owning the tiebreaker over the Bulldogs

GET OUT YOUR BROOMS (x2): A week after sweeping Mountain West Player and Pitcher for the first time since 2012, Boise State did so for the second-consecutive week. The Broncos became the first program to sweep weekly honors since BYU had a share of the accolades from April 19 – May 3. Alison Seng and Micaela Leal took home Player and Pitcher of the honors last week (April 24), followed by Rebekah Cervantes and Kelsey Broadus this past weekend (May 1).

SENG MAKES HISTORY: Currently sixth in the nation in batting average, Alison Seng became the first player in Mountain West history to become a finalist for Schutt Sports/NFCA National Division I Freshman of the Year. Seng made the top 25 list, and will now wait for the list to be trimmed down to the top 10 on May 10, and the final three on May 23.

35 THE MAGIC NUMBER: With 34 wins already on the season, the next win by the Broncos will set the program record for wins in a single season. With at least six games remaining on Boise State’s schedule, Team X also has the opportunity to become the first 40-win team in program history.

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