Softball Concludes Fall Schedule with Two Wins

BOISE, Idaho-Sunshine and clear skies was the right combination for the Boise State softball team Sunday against College of Idaho. The Broncos wrapped up their fall schedule with a pair of wins in double-header action at Mountain Cove Softball Field.

Early runs in each game gave Boise State more than enough offense, as four pitchers combined to surrender four hits over the 14 innings. Pitching has been a strong point for the Broncos throughout the fall schedule.

"We were really impressed with what we were able to do today," said head coach Erin Thorpe. "Just as we have all fall, we saw some really strong performances from all of our pitchers, and that was very encouraging."

Among the bright spots in the circle was freshman Morgan Barnes. Working four innings in game two, Barnes faced 14 batters, striking out five and walking just one. More importantly, she showed progress in adjusting to a rule that changes from the high school ranks to college.

"Morgan has been having some issues keeping her foot on the rubber, with illegal pitches," Thorpe said. "And she had it fixed the entire four innings today. That was very good to see."

Christina Capobianco led the Boise State bats in the first game with a third-inning home run to left field. It was a second-inning round-tripper by Tazz Weatherly that gave the Broncos a lift in the second game.

More than 250 fans took in the game under blue skies and temperatures in the mid-70s.

With the fall schedule complete, the Broncos will now go into offseason individual workouts. The spring schedule will be announced in November.

The Boise State softball program is entering its third season after finishing third in the Western Athletic Conference regular season and tournament in 2010.

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