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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.
The Broncos took the 1st game of the 3 game series with the Bengals in a 10-6 decision. The offense was lead by Tyson Dellasilva`s 3-4 and Brennan Rooks 2-3 performance. Kjell Holmes had a good day from the bump and Tyson came in to seal the victory in the 7th. Game 2 was a heart breaker as the Broncos had a great effect from Brian Begerow on the mound. Brian sit down 7 Bengals in 6 innings on strikeouts, but the 4 defensive errors behind him allowed ISU to hang around, and they won in the bottom of the 7th by the score of 7-6. Game 3 on Sunday had 28 hits between the two teams, 14 each. 5 Broncos had multi-hit games, Cooper Thomas (2-5), Tyson Dellasilva (3-4), Brian Begerow (3-5), Richard Hoppe (2-5) and JP Soreensen (2-4), but the Broncos just couldn`t get that key hit as the Bengals won 15-5.
The Broncos came up short in the 3 – 2 contest, but there were some highlights to this very well played game. Carson Wooten started on the bump and didn`t allow a run in his 3 inning outing. Tyson Dellasilva came in and shut down the Allstars in the 7th, but we just couldn`t get that key hit to go with the good pitching performance. Cooper Thomas was solid in the game going 2 – 4 from the plate and scoring 2 runs. Brennan Rooks also went 2 – 4 with 2 RBI`s in the game. We stranded 8 runners in this very close contest. Game 2 was also a great game to watch, close with lots of action and opportunities for both teams. The Broncos out hit the Allstars 7 – 3, but just couldn`t put them together in the 5 – 2 loss. Scott Lyness went 2 – 2 from the plate and scored a run.