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Game one was shorten to 5 innings due to the 10 run mercy rule after the 5th, final score 12-1. Mark McElroy was dominating on the mound, he never let Montana State get going. Mark fanned 8 of the 20 batters he faced and only allowed 3 hits in the game. Trevor Freese was a beast at the plate with 2 triples and 3 RBI`s. Grant Labbe also had 3 RBI`s on 2 hits in the game. Game 2 was much the same as Carson Wooten kept the Bobcats off balance at the plate spreading out 6 hits over the course of the game. Carson only needed 52 pitches to get through the 5th inning and another 11-0 victory for the Bronco`s. Cooper Thomas had 2 hits to lead the offensive attack as 8 different Broncos scored. Game 3 was an explosion of runs as the Broncos pounded out 15 hits and scored 17 runs in the shortened game. Trevor Freese and Blake Scherer each had 3 hits and Mike McNeight slammed the door shut with a huge homerun. Kyler Knieriem pitched the last game keeping the Bobcats from scoring several times with great location on his pitches never letting them get ahold of anything solid.
Saturday`s was tight until the 6th inning when the Broncos jump all over the Eagles. We were able to score 10 runs in the inning to put the game away. Key hits by John Albi and Grant Labbe fueled the out burst of runs. Mark McElroy pitched a great game, with 8 strike outs and spreading 5 hits around in his 6 innings. Kyler K. came in and shut the door on Eastern Washington in the 7th to end the game on the 10 run mercy rule. Sunday`s game was shorten due to lightning and rain and the second game was postponed. The Broncos started much like the weather COLD. The Eagles scored 6 in the 1st and went on to get the 8-2 win on the shorten game, to bad because when it was called the Broncos had 2 runners in scoring position and were getting the mojo going. Mark McElroy`s performance has earned him the Pitcher of the week for our conference, congrats and lets get 3 from the Vandals this week!
The Broncos jumped all over the CWI in the 1st inning, pushing 9 runs across the plate. The win was a complete team effort as 8 different Broncos chipped in with at least 1 hit for the game. Boise States` Alex Jangard had a solid day from the mound. He faced 28 batters in 7 innings, allowing only 5 hits while strking out 9 hitters. He also hit .400 with a triple, RBI and a .500 on base %.
Game 1 with the Rebels was a hard fought game going into the 6th inning with the Broncos up 5-4, when Taylor Williamson broke it open with a 2 run double to the fence. Broncos held on for a 8-4 victory. Game 2 was also a close game through the 5th inning with the Rebels holding onto a 5-3 lead. The Broncos exploded in the bottom of the inning with 10 runs fueled by a 2 run double by Brian Begerow. The Broncos coasted the rest of the game for a 13-7 win. Kyler Knieriem had a very good complete game from the bump. He sprayed 12 hits around only giving up 5 earned runs while striking out 4.
Sunday at Storey Park in meridian, started off with a bang for the Bronco`s. Behind another strong pitching perforance from Mark McElroy and Kyler Knieriem in relief the Broncos held ISU to 2 runs on just 4 hits. The Broncos banged out 11 runs on 9 hits. Blake Scherer lead the team in hitting this weekend with .600 average, 2 RBI`s, 2 walks and a couple stolen bases. Alex Jangard also had a strong weekend with a .400 batting average, 2 RBI`s and a stolen base. Alex also had 2 diving catches in the outfield that robbed the Bengals of extra base hits and runs. Mike McNeight had a solid first game against the Bengals with 2 doubles and 4 RBI`s.