Hughes hits two homers in late win over Montana
Palmer drives in five runs on pinch-hit home run, double
Heartbreaking losses drop Broncos to 5-12
Serrano leads Broncos with three hits, two RBI on the day
Boise State falls to No. 15/14 Minnesota, No. 21/19 Arizona State
Three members of the Boise State softball team earned All-Mountain West distinction for 2014, the conference announced Tuesday. Tara Glover and Rebecca Patton were named first-team All-MW while Jordan Kreiger picked up second-team honors.
Senior MacKenzie Whyte hit a walk-off home run in the seventh inning to cap an emotional Senior Day Sunday, at Dona Larsen Park and give the Broncos a 5-4 win against New Mexico. With the sweep, the Broncos move into a first-place tie in the Mountain West.
Boise State scored seven runs in the first three innings and cruised to a 7-0 win, behind a shutout from Rebecca Patton. Buggs Torrez led the offense, going 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Boise State jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first inning and used a sixth-inning home run from Jordan Kreiger to weather a late storm and hang on 7-6 against San Jose State Thursday, in the series opener. Rebecca Patton earned her 19th win in complete-game fashion. Ashley Palmer also homered for the Broncos.
Boise State scored six unanswered runs and got five innings of shutout relief from Rebecca Patton to defeat UNLV 8-7, Saturday and tie the series.
Boise State took on San Diego State May 9, 2014, at SDSU Softball Stadium.
Photos from the 2013 season
Boise State's all-time leader in doubles (35)...passed previous leader Holly Bourke (2010-13) on April 8 at UNLV..., also ends her career in the top 10 of eight additional categories, finishing fourth with 111 runs scored and 74 walks, fifth with 27 stolen bases, sixth with 179 games started, seventh with a career batting average of .299, and eighth with 189 games played, 143 hits, 479 at-bats and 63 runs batted in
SENIOR (2015): One of just two Broncos to appear in all 54 games, making 53 starts...batted .305, led team with 11 stolen bases, was second on the team with 12 doubles and a .430 on-base percentage...boasted an on-base percentage of .547 over 24 conference games...singled, walked and scored twice in loss to Seton Hall, then went 2-for-2 with a double, RBI, two walks and two runs scored in win over Texas Southern on opening day (Feb. 6)...had an RBI double in win over Seattle University (Feb. 14)...went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and two runs scored against Seattle University (Feb. 26)...got the walk-off RBI single in win over Montana (March 7)...went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Weber State (March 8)...singled and doubled over three at-bats at Cal State Fullerton (March 13)...reached base safely in all six plate appearances in weekend series against San Diego State (March 27-29), going 3-for-3 with two walks, a hit-by-pitch, a stolen base and two runs scored...batted team-best .474 with five doubles, nine runs scored and an on-base percentage of .643 over six-game week at UNLV and home against Nevada (April 7-12)...went 1-for-2 with three walks and three runs scored in second game of a doubleheader at UNLV (April 7)...had a double and scored twice in 2-for-4 performance in the series finale in Vegas (April 8)...reached base in all five plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and a hit-by-pitch, along with two RBI and two runs scored in 16-13 win to clinch the series against Nevada (April 12)...went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored at Fresno State (April 18)...was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks in series-opening win over Colorado State (April 24)...hit her first home run of the season, a two-run shot, while going 2-for-4 in series-clinching win over Colorado State (April 26)...batted .500 (4-for-8) with a walk over the final series of the season against Utah State (May 7-9).
JUNIOR (2014): Named to All-MW Second Team...Academic All-Mountain West...one of two Broncos, along with Tara Glover, to start all 52 games...all but one start came at second base, with the outlier coming at shortstop...batted .313 and shared the team lead with 14 doubles...third on the team in hits (47) and total bases (67), tied for third in stolen bases (14) while finishing fourth in RBI (25)...homered twice on the year...went 2-for-3 with home run, four RBI in season-opening win over Utah (Feb. 7)...had hits in first four games of the season...went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, scored four runs and stole two bases in win over UTEP (Feb. 15)...had two hits and drove in a run while scoring twice in win over Oregon State (Feb. 20)...doubled and scored three times in a 2-for-3 performance against Valparaiso (March 9)...went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in win over Lafayette (March 14)...had four two-hit games over a six-game span from March 22-April 4...drove in a pair of runs in win over San Jose State (April 17)...had two hits, including a double and an RBI, in each end of a doubleheader sweep at Utah State (April 22)...went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in win over New Mexico (May 2).
SOPHOMORE (2013): Appeared in 48 games, making 45 starts...started 23 games at second base, 15 games at third base, six games at shortstop and one game at designated player...hit .267 for the year with 31 hits, including four doubles a triple and three home runs...scored 26 runs and drove in 13...led the Broncos with eight sacrifice bunts...stole two bases...second on the team with 66 assists...during conference play upped average to .348 with a .412 on-base percentage and .587 slugging percentage...16 hits in 17 MW games, including all three homers of the season...drove in nine runs and scored 14 during conference games...hit game-winning home run with two outs in the sixth in the season finale against Nevada (May 11), was second of back-to-back homers (Lela Work), her third run scored of the game...homered in each of the last two games of the year...homered to lead off a five-run third inning against Colorado State (April 27)...battled through memorable 10-pitch at-bat before singling with two outs in the seventh ahead of Tara Glover's walk-off home run in the series finale against San Diego State (April 21)...scored three times in series finale at New Mexico (April 7) and against Weber State (Feb. 22)...seven RBI in the finale eight games of the season...eight multi-hit games (five in MW play)...in 14 home games, batted .429, slugged .714 and scored 12 times...CollegeSportsMadness.com Preseason All-MW Second Team...Academic All-MW...MW Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN (2012): Appeared in 35 games, starting 29...batted .306 with 22 hits, 16 runs and 16 RBI...hit five doubles and two home runs...played 17 games at third, 12 games at shortstop and five at second base...started nine games in conference play (including final eight) all at third base...hit .455 (10-for-22) in Mountain West contests with one home run and two doubles while carrying a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage...went 5-for-9 with a double, a home run, five RBI and three runs scored in three-game series against New Mexico (April 27-29)...first-career home run came against Wichita State (March 4) off former high school teammate Sloan Anderson...eight multi-hit games...drove in season-high three runs on three occasions...made season-high six assists from shortstop against UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 17)...assisted on five-consecutive putouts at San Diego State (May 4)....started first five games of the season...became fifth Bronco freshman to record a hit in first plate appearance...hit .438 (7-for-16) with two doubles and five runs during debut weekend at Aggie Stampede (Feb. 10-12)...named to CollegeSportsMadness.com All-Mountain West Second Team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Glencoe under head coach Jacy Jukkala, started all 101 games she played in her high school career... guided the Crimson Tide to a 111-10 record and a berth in the state tournament each season...Kreiger helped Glencoe to the 5A state championship game each of her first three seasons, bringing home the first-place trophy in 2010 with a 29-2 record...the Crimson Tide reached the 6A quarterfinals in her senior season... three-time all-state first team honoree...batted .422 as a freshman in 2008 to earn second-team all-league and all-state honors at second base...named first-team all-state as a sophomore after moving to shortstop and hitting .466 with five home runs, 39 runs scored, 36 RBI...and a .953 fielding percentage...repeated first-team honors as a junior with a .422 batting average, 38 runs scored and 34 driven in...team captain as a senior...batted .457 with 15 extra-base hits and 28 RBI...earned first-team all-league and all-state for third time...played on 2011 summer circuit with Oregon Thunder for head coach Nolan Meeuwsen...five-year member of Northwest Blaze travel team...led Northwest Blaze to 2009 ASA 16A National Championship with a .390 batting average and 54 RBI...squad named 2009 Nike Team of the Year at the Oregon Sports Awards...four-year honor roll student and member of National Honor Society...two-year letterwinner in volleyball...team captain and honorable mention all-league as a senior...also lettered once in basketball...bats and throws right-handed...plans to study health sciences.