Devon Bridges will return to Boise State's lineup in 2015 after senior season cut short by injury
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Rebecca Patton picked up her sixth win of the season with another complete game
Holly Bourke earns first-career honor, Devon Bridges and Tara Glover repeat from 2012
Broncos end season with a win for the first time
Boise State softball hosted a Locks of Love hair donation event April 19, following its series finale against San Jose State. The event took place on the infield and drew 13 donors, plus three additional pre-cut ponytails were donated to the cause. Boise State junior Lindsey Nicholson spearheaded the project and was one of seven Bronco student-athletes to donate at least 10 inches of their hair.
Boise State hit three home runs Friday, against Nevada but the Wolf Pack scored twice in the seventh to force extra innings and five times in the eighth to win 8-5.
Boise State scored 10 times in the first three innings en route to a 10-2 win in five innings against Nevada, May 9, to open the series. Makenna Weir's bases-loaded double in the third broke the game open.
Devon Bridges broke the Boise State career home run record April 28, with her 38th-career blast. Bridges was tied with former teammate Christina Capobianco at 37 for more than three weeks. Capobianco was on hand to watch No. 38. Each slugger talks about their record pursuits.
Boise State suffered a 5-4 loss April 28, in the series finale against Colorado State. The Broncos scored three times in the bottom of the seventh but came up just short. Devon Bridges broke the school's career home run record with her 38th in the sixth inning.
Senior (2014): Appeared in and started just 13 games due to back injury...was granted a medical hardship by the NCAA on July 13, permitting her return to the team for a fifth year in 2015...made three starts at first base and 10 at designated player...batted .409 with a double, home run, 10 runs batted in and nine walks in her limited time...posted an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 1.167, made up of an OBP of .576 and a slugging percentage of .591...went 2-for-2 with a home run and two runs batted in in win over Oregon State (Feb. 20)...had two hits in win over Pacific the following day (Feb. 21)...at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. (Feb. 20-23), batted .625 (5-for-8) with four runs batted in over five games...smacked a two-run double in win at Saint Mary's (March 1)...went 2-for-3 with an RBI in win over Indiana (March 7)...had two RBI, a sacrifice fly, a walk, and was hit by a pitch in what ended up being her final game of the season, a 7-0 win over Valparaiso (March 9).
Junior (2013): All-Mountain West...started all 52 games at first base...led the Broncos and ranked in the top five in the conference in the following statistics: batting average (.381), slugging percentage (.667), home runs (12), runs batted in (50- MW leader) and total bases (112)...ranked second on team in hits (64), on-base percentage (.451) and doubles (10)...in conference play ranked among league leaders in nearly every offensive category...batted .421 (fourth), slugged .825 (third), reached base at a .522 clip (third), had 24 hits (third), 16 RBI (third), six home runs (second) and five doubles (third) in MW games...registered at least one hit in 16 of the 18 conference games...nine of 12 home runs came in the fifth inning or later...homered five times in season's final seven games...hit .391 with runners in scoring position, including .500 with the bases loaded (7-for-14)...21 multi-hit games...15 multi-RBI games (led MW)...broke school career home run record in series finale against Colorado State (April 28)...went 4-for-5 with first-career triple against No. 12/10 UCLA (March 2), also drew a walk to become first Bronco to reach safely five times in one game with four hits...hit two-run home run in the sixth inning against Utah State to provide only runs of a 2-0 win (March 3)...2-for-2 with a home run, double and two intentional walks against Idaho State (March 17), second Bronco to be intentionally walked twice in a game...game-winning, three-run homer with one out in the seventh inning against Texas Tech (March 23)...was 3-for-3 with five RBI in series finale at New Mexico (April 7)...clubbed two home runs in series opener at UNLV (May 3)...broke career record for total bases and tied career RBI mark...became first Bronco to hit at least 10 home runs in three different seasons...also first Bronco to drive in 50 runs in two different seasons...enters senior year with 42 home runs and 143 RBI, top 10 among NCAA Division I returners in both categories...named to CollegeSportsMadness.com's All-MW First Team.
Sophomore (2012): USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Preseason Watch List...All-Mountain West...played in and started 53 games...led the Broncos with 14 home runs...second on the team in batting average (.342), hits (54), RBI (40), runs (26), on-base percentage (.410) and slugging percentage (.639)...batted .361 during conference play, ranking second in the league with 16 RBI and fourth with five home runs...go-ahead home runs in the sixth inning or later against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 23), Weber State (March 24) and at Portland State (March 27)...game-tying home run against Minnesota (March 15) with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, game-tying three-run home run against UNLV (April 15) with two outs in the fifth...third-career multi-home run game at San Diego State (May 4), with season-high four RBI...15 multi-hit games, 13 multi-RBI games...hitting streaks of 10 games (March 29-April 28) and nine games (March 10-24)...school-record five outfield assists, including throwing out tying run at the plate at Portland State (March 27) in the eighth inning for a game-ending double play...named to CollegeSportsMadness.com's All-MW Second Team.
Freshman (2011): Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team...All-WAC First Team...led the Broncos in nearly every offensive category...set single-season school records for batting average (.393), RBI (53), walks (37), on-base percentage (.531) and slugging percentage (.785)...played in all 53 games, making 51 starts (49 in right field and two at first base)...hit a team-best 16 home runs...three of which were grand slams, tying for the national lead in the category...led the WAC in three categories and ranked in the top five in four more during conference play: home runs (10, first); RBI (29, first); slugging percentage (.980, first); on-base percentage (.568, second); walks (22, second); total bases (50, third); and runs (18, fifth)...reached base safely in a school-record 35-consecutive games (Feb. 25-April 29)...established school record with six RBI (March 26) as part of a 5-for-7 weekend with four home runs and 10 RBI against Nevada on her way to being named WAC Hitter of the Week...tied single-game school record with four walks (May 6, at New Mexico State)...had 13 multi-hit games, 14 multi-RBI games and two multi-home run games...earned All-WAC Tournament honors going 5-for-9 with two home runs in the Broncos' three games, including a 3-for-3 performance with three walks in Boise State's win against Louisiana Tech (May 12).
High School: Three-year letterwinner and starter at first base for coaches Gabe Adami and Stu Hill...team captain as a senior...guided the Wolves to the district tournament each of her three seasons...named second-team All-EBAL and to the all-tournament team as a sophomore...earned All-EBAL First Team honors as a junior and senior...academic all-league as a senior...played for All-American Sports Academy in the summer...also lettered in volleyball and soccer as a freshman at Bentley High School...bats right-handed, throws left-handed...studying social science.