The Broncos start their road trip in the Golden State
ON THE ROAD ONCE AGAIN
After playing its first 25 games away, Boise State swept a three-game series from Fresno State on March 18-19 to open the Mountain West game… The Broncos are back on the road for a four-game road trip starting at UC Davis, March 23 and ending with a three-game series at Nevada, March 25-27… game times are 4 p.m. at Davis and for the first game in Reno with first pitch at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday… winning percentage (.821) is 13th nationally… Boise State’s 20 road wins are tied with Notre Dame and Weber State in second nationally, behind only the 24 of No. 1 Oklahoma.
BOISE STATE IN NATIONAL RANKINGS
Fielding Percentage (.982) – Tied 5th
Doubles games per game (0.46) – tied for 22nd
Doubles per game (1.82) – 9th
Races (199) -10th
Runs per game (7.11)-11th
Hit Percentage (.565) -14th
Home runs (42)-15th
Home runs per game (1.50)-15th
On base percentage (.408)-20th
Alycia Flores – Sacrifice Flies (4) – Tied 2nd
Alycia Flores – Hits (38) – Tied for 19th
Hannah Bailey – Saves (2) – Tied for 17th
Boise State receives votes in the ESPN/USA Softball Collegiate and USA Today/NFCA Top 25 polls.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Live stats for all games are available on Boise State’s website, BroncoSports.com…the game against UC Davis is available via ESPN+.
SERIES WITH THE AGGIES
Boise State won all four games, including a pair at Davis…The Broncos beat the Aggies 23-7…the last meeting was a 9-3 win at Davis on Feb. 7, 2020.
SERIES WITH THE WOLF PACK
Boise State leads 22-13…The Broncos have captured eight of the previous 12 meetings at Reno…Boise State swept a three-game road streak April 20-22, 2018, with two of the games in overtime . …the teams have met every time since Boise State began competing in softball in the 2009 season, with the exception of 2020 when COVID-19 wiped out the Mountain West portion of the Broncos’ schedule.
STOP THE GAME IN PROGRESS
Serena Huchingson kicked out eight runners trying to steal, tied for most in the Mountain West.
Bella Rocco has been part of seven defensive double plays this season, the most among Mountain West’s non-first basemen.
HALL WIN WEEKLY HONORS
Junior Kelsey Room earned a pair of weekly honors for her performance, March 7-13…named Extra Inning Softball Co-National Player of the Week and Mountain West Conference Player of the Week…during a road five-game trip to Houston and McNeese State, she batted .526 (10 for 19) with four home runs and six RBIs while leading the Broncos to a 4-1 record…outfielder/designated player led games consecutive with a home run, the second time in a two-home run game against McNeese State, March 11 … hit safely in all five games, including three multi-hit efforts … the game at two homers came on a 4-for-4 day with three RBIs.