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Boise State softball beats Idaho State in a single game matchup at Dona Larsen Park

Photo by Mackenzie Hudson

Infielder Autumn Bennett led her team to a win over the Idaho State Bengals on April 6 at Dona Larsen Park in Boise. Beating the Bengals 4-2, Bennet had two hits, including a two-run home run in the second inning. 

Boise State started out the evening with some action in the bottom of the second inning. Infielder Alison Seng reached first base after she was hit by a pitch. 

With two outs and Seng still on first base, Bennet hit a home run to right-center field to make the score 2-0. This was her second home run of the season. 

[Photo of Karlee Johnson at the game against Idaho State on April 6]
Photo by Mackenzie Hudson | The Arbiter

In the third inning, outfielder Ashlyn Adams reached first base after a hit up the middle of the field. Following her was infielder Bella Rocco with a double to right-center field. 

Adams made an attempt to score for the Broncos but was thrown out at the plate. Rocco had made it to second base, but the inning ended when outfielder Jordyn Hutchins hit a fly ball to right field which was caught by the Bengals. 

Boise State held their opponents 2-0 up until the top of the fourth inning where Idaho State scored off a ground ball to third base. 

With a runner on second base, Idaho State scored again off a single to center field. The score was tied between the Broncos and Bengals 2-2. 

After regrouping, Boise State was able to score in the bottom half of the fourth inning. Seng hit a single to left center and then advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from infielder Adams.

Seng wasn’t able to score until Bennet hit a sac fly ball to left field. The Broncos were now up 3-2 heading into the fifth inning. 

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Seng was hit by a pitch and reached first base. This was the second time she was hit by a pitch in the game. 

She was able to reach second base after infielder Karlee Johnson was walked. Shortly after she reached second base, infielder Clarissa Moreno came in to pinch run for Seng. 

It was Bennet who hit a single up the middle of the field, so Moreno was able to score the final run of the game. This play brought the Broncos to their success beating the Bengals 4-2. 
Pitcher Kiele Miller came in as a relief for pitcher Grace Kimball. Kimball had earned her first start at Boise State against Idaho State. But it was Miller who picked up her second win of the season.

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