Boise State Too Much For Aggies To Handle In Soggy Friday Action
March 16, 2012
BOISE, Idaho - Utah State softball could not keep pace with former Western Athletic Conference foe, Boise State on Friday, in its opening game of the SpringHill Suites Invitational. BSU used two-three run offensive outbursts to build a lead that was too much for USU to overcome.
The Aggies (8-16, 0-0 WAC) has lost nine in a row since, defeating St. Joseph's in the San Diego Classic on March 4.
Senior infielder Kelley Kaneshiro gave the Aggies an early lead in the top of the second frame, by blasting a solo-home run, scoring the first run of the game. Her home run in Friday's game was the third of season, which is a team-high.
Junior pitcher Shelbi Tyteca worked her way out of a one-out bases loaded jam in the bottom of the third inning. Boise State converted one run out of the opportunity, but Tyteca settled in and converted the next two outs to prevent any further damage by the Broncos.
BSU scored three runs in the bottom half of the fifth frame to take a 4-1 lead late into the game. The Broncos added three more runs in the sixth inning, pushing their lead to 7-1. The lead was too much for the Aggies to comeback from, as they could gain no offensive momentum to mount a rally.
Utah State continues action in the SpringHill Suites Invitational on Saturday, March 17 as it will play a pair of games. Leading off tomorrow's action, USU will take on Portland State at 10 a.m. (MT). The Aggies will conclude Saturday's action against Big Ten foe, Minnesota, first pitch is set for 1 p.m.
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