Incoming Freshmen Garner Honors
July 6, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. – A pair of Boise State softball NLI signees were victorious with their club programs at the Boulder Independence Day Tournament, June 28-July 2.

Incoming freshmen Ashlyn Adams and Justene Molina led their respective teams to a share of the championship in the 18-under Gold Division at the national tournament.

Adams, an infielder/outfielder from Fair Oaks, Calif., helped lead her club team to five victories in bracket play to enter the championship game. Inclement weather during the championship game forced the game to be canceled, and both teams to be named co-champions.

“There were a couple games that were really close and somehow we were always able to take every little opportunity and make the most of it!” Adams said.

Adams batted .545 with four doubles and five RBIs on the weekend. She also hit a walk-off hit in extra innings to send her team to the championship game.

Molina (Corona, Calif./Santiago HS), led her respective team in the Louisville bracket of the tournament.

“I continued to fight . . . and played the best defense I ever have, making great diving plays,” Molina said. “I always try tried to find ways to get on base whether it be a walk or beat out a ground ball.”

Molina is already on campus and taking classes.

Adams will be on campus for the start of the school and compete for the Broncos in 2017-18 season after playing summer ball with their club teams. 

BOISE, Idaho – Fellow incoming freshman Halle Harger was named the Softball Player of the Year by the Hanford Sentinel.

 “Since I grew up there, I knew all of the girls around there, so it’s cool to be named the player of the year there,” Harger said.

The infielder batted .506 in her senior season, while adding 30 runs scored and five home runs.  Her prowess at the plate led Hanford West High School to a 93-30-1 record in her career.

“Not a lot of people get to play at the division one level, so it’s a really big accomplishment,” Harger added. “I’m excited to play a lot of teams in the conference.”

Harger, a Hanford, Calif. native, is already on campus and taking classes.

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