Boise State To Face Weber State In NISC
May 14, 2017

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    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State softball learned Friday that it would make the first postseason appearance in program history as it qualified for the Postseason National Invitational Softball Championship, and Sunday night it learned its destination and first opponent as the Broncos will travel to Ogden, Utah to face host Weber State Tuesday at 4 p.m. MT.

    The Broncos (30-18) are one of four teams at the Ogden Regional, along with host Weber State, Mountain West foe Utah State and San Diego. Utah State and San Diego will play in Tuesday's first game at 1 p.m. MT. The regional will run Tuesday-Thursday (May 16-18) and will be a double-elimination format.

    The 26-team NISC field is broken down into six regional sites with four teams at four of the sites and five teams at two. Georgia State (Atlanta) and Liberty (Lynchburg, Va.) will host the five-team sites, while the remaining host sites are Pacific (Stockton, Calif.), Illinois State (Normal, Ill.), Lamar (Beaumont, Texas) and Weber State.

    The six regional winners will move on to the six-team Championship Round, also double elimination, scheduled for May 21-24 at a host site to be determined.

    Boise State enters the postseason on a four-game winning streak and off of a three-game sweep of New Mexico in the final regular-season series of Mountain West play. The Broncos finished the regular season 30-18, posting the fourth 30-win season in program history and first since 2014. Boise State's 12-12 record in Mountain West play also marked its most victories since going 14-10 in 2014.

    Weber State finished the season 33-19-1, winning the Big Sky regular season title but missing out on the NCAA Tournament as the Wildcats fell to Montana in the title game of the Big Sky Softball Championship Saturday. The Broncos and Wildcats split two meetings previously this season, with the Broncos beating the Wildcats, 7-1, Feb. 17 in Las Vegas, and the Wildcats taking a 6-5 decision in Nampa back on March 5.

    Utah State (32-16) finished tied for third in the Mountain West standings at 14-9, leading the conference for much of the season until being caught by eventual conference champion San Jose State in the final weeks. San Diego finished the regular season at 22-22 with an 8-7 mark in West Coast Conference play.

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