FRESNO, Calif.-For the second-consecutive year Boise State softball placed two players on the All-WAC Tournament Team. Devon Bridges and Lela Work earned the honors. Work was named all-tournament for the second-straight year.
Work tossed 10.2 innings of scoreless relief in two appearances. The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, native earned the Broncos' lone win in the tournament Thursday, against Louisiana Tech. Work threw the final nine innings of the 13-inning victory, striking out nine. She returned to the circle Friday, against New Mexico State for an inning and two-thirds. Work kept the Aggies off the scoreboard, allowing a hit and a walk. She finished the weekend with seven hits allowed and one walk.
Work earned a nod for the 2010 All-WAC Tournament Team after pitching eight innings of two-hit relief across two games. She finishes her career in the WAC Tournament 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 18.2 innings.
Bridges continued her memorable freshman campaign with a 5-for-9 showing at the tournament, including two home runs with three runs driven in. Bridges, from Danville, Calif., also drew three walks on the week to up her single-season school record to 37. She drew all of the free passes against Louisiana Tech as she finished the game 3-for-3 and reached base all six times she came to bat in the 13-inning marathon. She tied the game with a two-run homer in the fourth inning against the Lady Techsters, giving her the single-season RBI record.
The freshman right fielder blasted a solo shot to right center against Fresno State, giving her 16 homers and 53 RBI on the season. She finished as one of three players to hit multiple home runs in the tournament.
2011 All-WAC Tournament Team
Devon Bridges, Boise State
Allie Geisler, Louisiana Tech
Haley Gilleland, Fresno State
Tiare Jennings, New Mexico State
Meghan Krieg, Louisiana Tech
Courtney Moore, Fresno State
Hoku Nohara, New Mexico State
Alex Newman, New Mexico State
Mackenzie Oakes, Fresno State
Valerie Swedberg, New Mexico State (MVP)
Lela Work, Boise State