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The Broncos used a 7th inning rally to erase a 3-2 deficit to defeat Wyoming 8-3 in their final game in the Mesquite tournament. Four Broncos had a multiple hit game, that was broke open in the 7th with Tyson Deliasilva`s RBI double. The Broncos sent 9 to the plate in the inning and 8 reached the bags safey. Blake Scherer`s base clearing single put the nail in the coffin for the Cowboys. Tyson then came in and closed them out with a 5 pitch inning for the save. Brian Begerow was 3-4 in the game with 4 2/3 innings of strong pitching. Trevor Freese also went 3-4 at the plate, to add to his tournament total of 7-13 with 3 walks. Great Tourney for the Broncos finishing 3-1 against some real tough competition.
After the tough loss to Oregon the Broncos unleashed their bats against the Santa Cruz team. 6 different Broncos hammered out 13 hits and scored 12 runs in the game. The charge was lead by Tyson Dellasilva with a 3-3 game that included 3 RBI`s, 2 stolen bases, a walk and 2 runs scored. Trevor Freese was not to be out done with a 3-4 game, 4 runs scored, a walk and 3 stolen bases. Then Blake Scherer added the the topping to the offense explosion with a 3-3 game, 2 walks, 3 stolen bases and 3 runs scored. Cade Labbe had 6 strikeouts and pitched his way around several situations in the game and never let the Santa Cruz team get going. The 12-4 win leaves the Broncos setting with a 2-1 record in the tournament with one game to go!
The Broncos lost a pitchers dual to the Ducks in an exciting game. Austin Lake pitched a complete game against the top 20 ranked Oregon team. He had 6 strikeouts and only allowed 4 hits in the 3-1 loss. Austin had a solid team effort on defense for the Broncos behind him that just couldn`t get that key hit. Tyson Dellasilva had a good game at the plate with a 2-3 performance that included a triple. The fans of both teams were treated to a great game of baseball that the Broncos just came up just short in.
The Broncos started their early season tournament in Mesquite with a win over the University of Colorado-Denver. Carson Wooten kept the Pioneers off balance with a strong outing from the mound with 5 strikeouts in 3 innings of work. Aaron Rodabaugh followed, and closed the game with 6 strikeouts in 4 innings. The offense was lead by left fielder Cade Labbe who went 3-3 and had 2 RBI`s, a walk and scored 2 runs. Brian Begerow piled on with a 2-4 performance, 2 RBI`s, a walk and two runs. 5 different Broncos battered Colorado with 8 hits in the 9-6 win for the Broncos.
5 Broncos make the NCBA Northern Pacific All-Region Team (please see attachment). First team honors went to Mark McElroy as a pitcher. He also led our conference in wins (7) and strikeouts (52). Blake Scherer was honored at the shortstop position with a season batting average of .377 from the leadoff position. Mike McNeight (Outfield), Carson Wooten (Pitcher) and Kyler Knierniem (Pitcher) were selected to the 3rd Team All Region. Mike had a season batting average of .364 playing through injury at the end of the season. Carson was 3rd in the conference with 4 wins for the Broncos this season. Kyler had 3 wins, plus several close the game situations this year. He also was 5th in the conference with 31 strikeouts. Other honored Broncos included Cooper Thomas with the 5th highest conference batting average of .450 from the DH position. Both Mark McElroy and Alex Jangard were honored twice this last season as the player of the week. Congratulation to all the Bronco players from this past successful season, as without the TEAM efforts these mentioned players would not have been noticed.