By Angie Christiaens
e Boise State softball team traveled to San Diego to play in the San Diego Classic.
They competed against five teams and were 2-3 in the tournament. Boise State lost to BYU 1-8, Long Beach State 2-6 and UCLA 4-5 in the first three games of the tournament.
However, they came back and beat San Diego 5-3 and Utah State 2-0.
The Broncos first competed against BYU on Friday to open up the tournament. Early in the game, BYU was driving in the runs against Boise State pitchers Rebecca Patton and Sarah Barnes, who struggled throughout the game.
Boise State junior Brittany McCray’s run put her team on the scoreboard near the end for their only run.
Boise State lost to BYU 8-1 in the first game of the
Later on that day, the Broncos competed against Long Beach State. Boise State did not hit the scoreboard until the bottom of the fifth where Jordan Kreiger was walked, stole second and came home on a single by Barnes.
The only other run for Boise State was in the sixth inning by Kayla Clausen. Boise State was defeated by Long Beach
The next day of the tournament, Boise State battled against UCLA in a game that went for extra innings as the score was tied at three.
Boise State scored first with one run by Holly Bourke at the top of the first inning.
UCLA came back to score three runs in the first inning, but Patton played excellent keeping UCLA off the scoreboard until the extra innings.
Boise State tied up the game in the fourth inning with two runs by Madison Foster and Kreiger who
With the game tied at three, Boise State almost won in the top of the ninth inning scoring one run
However, UCLA tied it up with one run at 4-4. The game was a stalemate until the 11th inning when UCLA sacrificed a fly ball to beat Boise State making the final score 5-4.
Farther along that day, Boise State bounced back from the first three losses to play San Diego.
San Diego scored first with one run in the first inning, but Boise State connected well to run in three making the score 3-1 in the first inning.
San Diego was kept off the scoreboard until the fourth inning where they put in two runs to tie up the game.
Going into extra innings, the Broncos and San Diego remained tied up until the ninth inning where Boise State and San Diego each contributed one run to tie it up again at 4-4.
Boise State pulled of the win in the 11th inning with a sacrificed fly ball to make the final score and victory at 5-4.
For the final game in the San Diego Classic, Boise State pulled off another win against Utah State where pitcher Cole kept them to zero runs.
Devon Bridges connected well in the sixth inning where she homered to center field to have a two run score. This made the final score 2-0 with the victory over Utah State.
Boise State will compete tomorrow in Tucson, Ariz. against the Wildcats starting at 7 p.m. Their first home match is next Friday against Utah State.