BSU scores three unearned runs over the final two innings to even the series
Photo: Julie McDonald tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings for SDSU. Courtesy goaztecs.com
March 30, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State softball team committed crucial errors in the top of the seventh and eighth innings, which allowed Boise State to escape with a 3-1 win Friday night at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs (10-22, 1-4 MW) and the Broncos (22-11, 5-3 MW) have each won a 3-1 decision heading into the rubber game at noon PT Saturday.
SDSU scored its run on a double steal in the bottom of the sixth with Aris Metcalfe scoring from third.
BS answered in the top of the seventh when Justene Molina scored from third on a two-out error by San Diego State. After the Aztecs left runners on the corners in the bottom of the seventh, Boise State took advantage of another SDSU error to extend the inning and score on a sacrifice fly and subsequent homer.
All three runs by the Broncos were unearned against San Diego State pitchers Julie McDonald (4.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 K, 1 BB), Marissa Moreno (2.0 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 K, 1 BB) and Alex Formby (7-9) (1.2 IP, 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1K, 0 BB). The Aztec pitching staff has allowed just 11 hits over two games against a team that came into the series ranked third in the country in batting average (.351).
Katie Byrd’s (Santee, Calif./West Hills HS) two hits led the SDSU offense.