BOISE, Idaho-The Boise State University softball team defeated North Idaho College in both games of a double header Sunday, at Mountain Cove Softball Field. With the pair of victories, the Broncos wrapped up a successful four-game weekend in front of their home fans.
Now six games into the fall schedule, Boise State Head Coach Erin Thorpe is happy with the progress of the third-year program.
"We've seen some people really compete in clutch situations that maybe we didn't expect it from," Thorpe said. "Also, the small amount of defensive miscues we have had is a nice surprise."
Boise State again flexed its muscle with five home runs against the visiting Cardinals, including four in the first game. Five different pitchers saw action in the circle for the Broncos, and again the coaching staff shuffled the defensive alignments throughout the day.
The Broncos close their fall schedule with a double header Sunday, Oct. 10, against College of Idaho at Mountain Cove Softball Field. The first game will begin at 1 p.m., with the finale scheduled for approximately 20 minutes after its conclusion. Despite the success thus far, Thorpe said there are things she wants to see the team improve on next weekend.
"We want to see our offensive consistency come out more frequently throughout the games," said Thorpe. "Also, with it being another double header, we want to make it through 14 innings. We're going to be playing in heat and playing in long games, so the girls need to get used to what it's like."
Admission to the final two fall games is free.