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After the home loses to the defending national champs from Utah State the Broncos unleashed their bats on Weber State scoring 54 runs. Nick Palta sent a message to the league he was back from his injury to throw a complete 7 inning gem of a game. Nick sit down 14 of the 28 batters he faced with strikeouts, spreading out 5 hits in the 10-2 victory. Taylor Archuleta, Scott Lyness and Marcus Brother all had a multi-hit game to lead the Broncos. Game two was a blowout with the Broncos scoring 18 runs in the shorten 5 inning game due to the mercy rule. Hayden Stouffer lead the charge with a career day going 3-5 with 2 homeruns and 5 RBIs. 6 other Broncos had a multi-hit game as the BSU team pounded out 18 hits in 5 innings. Tyson Dellasilva threw a 2 hit game for the win, striking out 5. Game 3 was more of the same as the Broncos scored 26 runs in the 8 inning game. BSU cleared the benches as EVERY Bronco scored in this game! Taylor Archuletta lead the group with his first bomb of the season and a 3-5 game. Cooper, Rich, Tyson, Curtis and JP all had 3 hit or better game.
Boise State sweep of the Bengals sets up show down with Utah State in conference race. Broncos won the first game 4-3 over the veteran ISU squad. Hayden Stauffer threw a complete game, giving up only 4 hits and striking out 6. Kevin Coburn lead the Broncos with a 3-4 game from the plate. Game 2 was a 3-0 win with Marcus Brother throwing a complete game, spreading out 5 hits for the win. Game 3 was a 9 inning thriller with the Broncos winning 8-6! Tyson Dellasilva and Nick Palta teamed up from the mound to keep the hard hitting Bengals from the win. They gave up 10 hits and struck out 10 after facing 46 batters in the long game. Again Kevin Coburn was huge at the plate going 4-5, Tyson added a 2-4 game with 3 RBI`s to his strong pitching performance. Cooper Thomas was 1-2 with 4 runs scored and was on base all 5 trips to the plate.
A short handed Boise State team got 3 wins in their season opening series with Utah Valley University. In game 1 the Broncos hammered out 17 hits against the wolverines for a 12-5 win. Cooper Thomas, Richard Hoppe, Taylor Archuleta, Kevin Coburn and Scott Lyness all had a multiply hit game as Kevin lead the way with a 4-5 performance. With the Broncos short on pitching, Hayden Stauffer gutted out a 115 pitch complete game for the win. Hayden spread 10 hits around and struck out 5 in a game that featured several good hitters from Utah Valley. Kjell Holmes started the second game of the series from the hill and deliveried a solid performance for the Broncos. The 7-0 victory was the results of a short handed Wolverine team that battled hard. Game 3 on Sunday was a gut check for both teams! Nick Palta pitched 3 painful innings with his severely sprained ankle, leaving the game in a 4-4 tie. That’s when Tyson Dellasilva came in and picked up were Nick left off and finished the 9 inning game with a strong 6 innings. Tyson picked up the 11-7 win with the help of several key hits in the late stages of the game from the Bronco batsmen. Josh Pegrams double in the 7th put the Broncos back on top, and from there we used our defense to hold off the Wolverines. Both Richard Hoppe and Kevin Coburn had a multiply hit game. Great start to the conference for the Broncos!
Boise State had a solid start to their 2015 season with a 3-1 record at the swing into spring tournament in Mesquite, Nevada. First game against Univ. of California Santa Cruz was a 8-5 victory. The Broncos had a solid pitching performance from Hayden Stauffer who stuck out 5 and allowed only 2 runs. The offense was paced by Cooper Thomas and Richard Hoppe, Cooper was 2-3 with a home run and Richard went 2-4 with a bases loaded triple. Game 2 was a 10-9 win against Univ. of W. Washington, a division champion from last year. Nick Palta was tough from the bump and spread the Viking hits around enough to strand base runners for 5 innings. Marcus Brother came in relief and in the critical 7th shut them down in a tie game. This gave the home team Broncos a chance in the bottom of the inning for the win and Richard Hoppe scored Marcus Brother on a sac. fly for the win. Richard had a big game at the plate with a 3-4 performance and 2 more RBI`s. Tyson Dellasilva chip in 2 hits and Cooper Thomas was on base 5-5 and scored 3 runs. Game 3 was a tough 4-5 extra inning loss to the Univ. of Denver. Kjell Holmes and Connor Tweet teamed up for a very good pitching performance only allowing 5 hits for the game, but that was wasted when the Broncos defense let them down. Game 4 was against another divisional winner from last year, the always tough Univ. of Montana. Tyson Dellasilva had a complete game 5-3 win for the Broncos off the mound. Tyson spread 3 hits around and struck out 4 batters in a hard fought game by both sides, that wasn`t decided until the last play with runners in scoring positions. The 3-1 record was a complete team effort as several players came up big in key plays in all 3 victories. The Broncos were also honored by the NCBA last week by handing out both the Pitcher and Player of the week to Broncos. Tyson Dellasilva for his pitching and Richard Hoppe for his hot bat.
The Boise State Baseball team gave a helping hand to the community and the Idaho Food Bank this week. 18 members of the team meet at the food bank and help label, sort and repackage donations headed back out to our coummunity and surrounding area. This is the second teaming of these two organization this season. Thanks to everyone who participated is this important cause.