Broncos Host SJSU For Senior Weekend
May 5, 2016

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    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State (13-33, 5-13 MW) celebrates Senior Weekend at Dona Larsen Park as it hosts San José State (22-24, 11-7 MW) for a three-game set. The opener is set for Friday at 2 p.m., with Saturday’s first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m. and Sunday’s Senior Day scheduled for noon.

    Senior Weekend
    Boise State will honor its four outgoing seniors following Sunday’s game as they complete their Boise State home careers.

    The Broncos will honor outfielder Kayla Clausen, the only four-year senior of the group, along with the trio of Ariel Frantz, Teauna Hughes and Nicole Wilson, who all transferred to Boise State prior to the 2015 campaign.

    About The Opposition
    San José State (22-24, 11-7 MW) comes to Boise looking to rebound from a three-game sweep suffered at the hands of Fresno State. Prior to that, the Spartans had begun Mountain West play with 11 wins in 15 games.

    The Spartans are led at the plate by Jessica Madrid (.396, 55 hits, nine doubles), Taylor Purdy (.366, 13 doubles, four HR, 35 RBI) and Brittany Abacherli (.356, 11 doubles, 10 HR, 45 RBI). In the circle, Emily Rogers is 3-3 with a 3.71 ERA and Katelyn Linford is 7-10 with a 5.60 ERA and 76 strikeouts.

    Boise State leads the all-time series against San José State, 9-8, although the Spartans swept the Broncos in San Jose last year for their first series win against Boise State.

    Last Time Out
    Boise State dropped its series at Dona Larsen Park last weekend against New Mexico, although the Broncos managed to avoid a sweep by capturing the finale, 7-5.

    Rebekah Cervantes led the Broncos over the three games, batting .500 (6-for-12) while Kayla Clausen doubled twice, homered and drove in four runs. Teauna Hughes and Morgan Lamb each blasted a homer and drove in three runs against the Lobos.

    Paige Reimann earned her first win as a Bronco Sunday, holding the Lobos scoreless over the final two and two-third innings with a pair of strikeouts.

    Hendrickson Earns Historic Academic Honor
    Junior Corey Hendrickson Thursday was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Softball Team, becoming the first Bronco softball student-athlete to earn the honor.

    Hendrickson was selected to the team based on her credentials on the field (.302, six doubles, five homers, 24 RBI, 16 walks, .542 slugging pct.) as well as in the classroom (3.68 cumulative grade-point average).

    Hendrickson, along with the rest of the all-district selections, advances to the national ballot, with the Academic All-America Team set to be announced May 26.

    Cervantes Keeps Hitting
    Freshman Rebekah Cervantes batted .500 (6-for-12) during the series against New Mexico, and is riding a six-game hitting streak into this weekend’s series against San José State.

    For the season, Cervantes is second on the team with a .357 batting average and leads or shares the team lead in home runs (nine), doubles (10), RBI (39), hits (47) and slugging percentage (.672). In conference play, she tops the Broncos with a .456 batting average, 26 hits, 17 runs, five doubles, six homers and 19 RBI.

    Clausen Says Goodbye To DLP
    Senior Kayla Clausen plays her final games at Dona Larsen Park this weekend, bringing a four-year home career to a close.

    This season, Clausen is batting .283 and is third on the team with 36 hits and tied for second with nine doubles and five home runs. This past weekend against New Mexico she doubled twice, homered and drove in a team-best four runs.

    Over her career, Clausen ranks in the Boise State top 10 in doubles (22, tied for sixth), triples (two, tied for fourth), home runs (11, tied for ninth) and stolen bases (24, tied for eighth).


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