Nine teams were represented at the 2013 Winter Commencement
Broncos end season with a win for the first time
Boise State's three home runs were not enough as Nevada scored five times in extras
Makenna Weir stayed hot at the plate with a three-run double in the third
The Broncos will honor three seniors after the series finale
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.
Boise State rallied in the seventh inning to force extras against San Diego State in game two of the conference series April 20, at Dona Larsen Park. The Aztecs prevailed 3-2 in eight innings on the strength of three solo home runs.
The Broncos and Aztecs squared off in a nationally-televised game for the second game of the series that would decide the Mountain West Champion. It ended up one of the best games in Boise State history.
Boise State softball student-athletes preview the Broncos' Mountain West opening series April 5-7, at New Mexico.
Photos from the 2013 season
Career Highlights: Pitched in 101 games as a Bronco, including 25 starts...left as career record holder for saves (12), held a 20-21 record...ranked eighth nationally with six saves in 2011...pitched one shutout...career 3.75 ERA and .271 batting average against...in 306.1 innings, issued just 52 walks to 241 strikeouts...career .213 hitter...of her 17-career hits, four were home runs...drove in 18 runs, including 11 as a senior...two-time All-WAC Tournament Team honoree...in two tournaments, pitched 19 innings without allowing a run...first four-year softball student-athlete from the state of Idaho...2010 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete...four-time academic all-conference honoree.
Senior (2013): Appeared in a team-high 30 games in the circle, starting 12...also played eight games at third base and five as the designated player...tossed 92.1 innings with a 3.87 ERA, going 7-8 with two saves...struck out 43 batters and walked just 10...threw five complete games, including first-career shutout against Idaho State (March 15)...started the season opener against Portland State (Feb. 8), tossing a three-hit complete game with no walks and eight strikeouts but taking the loss in a 2-1 defeat...at the plate, batted .214 with nine hits, including a double and three home runs for a .452 slugging percentage...scored seven times and drove in a career-best 11 runs...homered in third at-bat of season, came during the first inning against Idaho State (March 17)...went 4-for-5 in a doubleheader at Southern Utah (March 26) with a home run, a double and five RBI...snapped an 0-for-19 drought hitting a game-tying home run with two outs in the sixth on senior day against Nevada (May 11)...CollegeSportsMadness.com Preseason All-MW Second Team...Academic All-MW.
Junior (2012): Appeared in 20 games in the circle, making seven starts...also played third base in six games...went 6-3 with three saves and a 3.96 ERA over 74.1 innings...struck out 64 and walked 17...held opponents to a .268 batting average...first start of season came against Creighton (March 3), pitching six shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks and striking out 10...complete-game victories against Portland State (March 16), New Mexico (April 28) and at San Diego State (May 5)...held Aztecs to three runs on six hits with six strikeouts to clinch the series victory...made scoreless relief appearances against UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 17), Florida (Feb. 25), Seattle (March 22), UNLV (April 15) and Colorado State (April 20)...MW Scholar-Athlete...Academic All-MW.
Sophomore (2011): WAC All-Tournament Team...made 28 appearances in the circle, including three starts, and played third base in three games...compiled a 5-6 record with a 3.63 ERA and six saves...struck out 75 batters to 12 walks...ranked eighth nationally in saves...was 4-for-15 at the plate with four runs scored and six driven in...went 2-0 in three relief appearances against Nevada (March 25-26), allowing four runs on nine hits in 12 innings...struck out career-high 11 in seven innings out of the bullpen in the second game of the series...took complete-game loss against No. 4 Washington (March 20), allowing four runs and striking out five...pitched 10.2 shutout relief innings at the WAC Tournament, including the final nine frames of the Broncos' 13-inning win against Louisiana Tech...hit walk-off two-run single against Nevada to complete a series sweep (March 26)...first-career home run was a two-run shot to complete the Broncos' comeback win against Fresno State in the series finale (April 30)...WAC All-Academic.
Freshman (2010): Made 23 appearances in the circle and started three games...gathered a 2-4 record and a 3.46 ERA with one save...also recorded 59 strikeouts in 60.2 innings pitched...had a team-low batting average against of .266...was named to the WAC All-Tournament team after tossing eight scoreless innings out of the bullpen in the tournament...earned her first career win by throwing 5.1 scoreless innings and allowing just three hits in a 6-4 comeback win over Idaho State...also struck out a career-high eight batters against Idaho State...earned her second career win by allowing just one hit and no runs in five relief innings against New Mexico State in the Broncos' 9-8 WAC Tournament win...NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete.
High School: Set the single-season school record with 185 strikeouts during her senior season...led her team to a third-place finish in the state tournament...also holds school records for career wins, consecutive wins (13), and single season ERA (0.34)...named the Inland Empire League MVP after her junior and senior seasons...led her team to back-to-back league titles in 2008 and 2009...held a 0.75 ERA her senior season with a 17-1 record...hit .333 as a senior and collected 19 RBI...also a member of the state championship basketball team as a sophomore...bats and throws right-handed...studying environmental studies.