Power Display Highlights Sunday's Action

BOISE, Idaho-The bigger outfield and higher fences of Boise State softball's new home at Dona Larsen Park were no match for the Broncos' power Sunday in a doubleheader against Treasure Valley Community College. Nine different Broncos combined for 12 home runs in the two games. Freshman Ashley Palmer led the way with three blasts on the day.

Palmer, a native of Peoria, Ariz., homered to the opposite field in the first game before opening the flood gates in game two. Palmer led off the third inning with another opposite field bomb, but still was not finished. The 2012 NFCA High School All-America Second Team honoree came to the plate again in the frame and pulled one over the fence in left as she accounted for two of Boise State's six home runs in the inning.

Fellow freshmen Rose Saenz and Kayla Clausen also went deep in the third. Saenz pounded a line drive off the scoreboard in left to go back-to-back with Palmer to begin the inning. Sophomores Kenzie Cole and Jordan Kreiger also homered before the side was retired.

Later in the second game junior transfer Brittany McCray added her second home run of the day after hitting a tape-measure shot in the first game. Sophomore Lindsey Nicholson and freshman Sarah Barnes rounded out the power display.

Senior Lela Work, who started the first game in the circle, homered in game one. Junior transfer Rebecca Patton closed out game one in the circle.

Cole took the ball to start game two, pitching three innings. Barnes made a two-inning relief appearance before senior Ashley Collier closed the game. For Collier, it was her first appearance in the circle in live-game action (exhibition or otherwise) since May 7, 2011, at New Mexico State.

Boise State next takes the field Saturday, Sept. 29, at College of Idaho. The Broncos and Lady Yotes will play a doubleheader beginning at Noon in Caldwell, Idaho.

Boise State will return to Dona Larsen Park Sunday, Oct. 7, to take on Walla Walla Community College at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

*There is no score kept at Boise State's home softball games during the fall season.

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