Sophomore Christina Capobianca hit the first grand slam in Bronco softball history and Aubray Zell mowed down Nevada in the nightcap as Boise State and the Pack split an afternoon doubleheader in Reno.
softball team split a doubleheader yesterday in Nevada
, coming back from a 9-8 loss to throttle the Wolf Pack women 8-1 in the
nightcap.Christina Capobianco also
sent a thunderous drive for the Broncos' first-ever grand slam in the opener.
Coach Erin Thorpe's
team is now 12-8 in the Western Athletic Conference and 25-30 overall.The Broncos and Wolf Pack close out the regular season tomorrow in
Kellie Caplan started the fifth-inning rally with a two-run
double.Jessi Hanna followed with an
infield single and
elected to walk Bronco superstar Kathy Cox to load the bases.Vanessa Alvarez blooped a single just over the shortstop to bring the
Broncos within two at 3-2.Capobianco
strode to the plate and belted the historic grand slam (her second homer of the
game) to put the Lady Broncos up 6-3.
added two more runs in the sixth to take an 8-3 lead heading into the final
frame but the home team scored five runs to send the contest into extra innings.
Lela Work halted a Pack threat in
the eighth when
advanced the winning run to third base with one out.Work got a foul out and a ground out to work her way out of trouble.Kellie Caplan reached third for
in the top half of the ninth but was stranded.
plated the winning run in the bottom of the inning.
Aubray Zell and the Broncos were not to be denied in the
second game.Zell pitched a gem,
retiring the first 12 batters and had a shutout going into the sixth inning.
Meanwhile, Cox surpassed her RBI total from last season
(40) with a sacrifice fly in the first that put
up 1-0.Capobianco continued
her torrid hitting, going two-for-three.Her
leadoff single in the second inning led the way for a three-run blast from Kelly
Sweeney two batters later.Sweeney
(2-3 with four RBI's) also delivered a solo shot in the sixth.
Despite three consecutive Pack hits that got them on the
board, Zell closed the door on
, eliminating them from the WAC Tournament.Zell finished with a four-hitter and eight strikeouts.She allowed no walks.
fell to 4-15 in conference play and 17-27 overall.First pitch tomorrow is set for