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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.
Our 3 game series with the Oregon State had a little bit of everything. They won the first game 7-2. It was a hard fought game with the Broncos stranding too many runners. The second game was a different story as the Broncos pounded out 11 hits and 9 runs, to back a strong pitching performance from Mark McElroy. The rubber game on Sunday was a little rough to say the lease. But overall we saw alot of good things possible from this young team against a very good Oregon State club.
The Broncos Sweep a double header from the College of Western Idaho on Sunday at Storey Park in Meridian. The first game was 13 – 0 and the second game of the double header was 19 – 1. Mark McElroy pitched the first game and was 4 – 8 from the plate. Taylor Williamson was 4 – 8 from the plate and scored 4 runs. Mike McNnight scored 6 runs and was 3 – 7 for the day with the bat. Next weekend we host Oregon State Univ. at Storey park in Meridian for a 3 game series.