BOISE â€“ Louisiana Tech returns to action Friday and Saturday when the Lady Techsters travel to Boise to face the Broncos in a three-game series slated for Mountain Cove Softball Field.
All three games of the series will be broadcast over the internet with Steven Schoon and Amy Zaliski providing the play-by-play and color commentary and can be access by clicking on the Listen Live Link on the softball schedule located at www.latechsports.com.
The series will open Friday with a single game at 4 p.m. CT and a doubleheader Saturday set for 2 p.m.
Weather could be the biggest obstacle for either team this weekend as the forecast is calling for possible snow and rain showers. Temperatures are supposed to get into the mid-50s on both days although Saturdayâ€™s forecast looks better than Fridays.
The Lady Techsters (11-25, 2-4) are currently alone in fifth place in the Western Athletic Conference standings after winning two out of three games at Nevada last weekend. Boise State (22-13, 5-1) are in third place after taking two out of three at San Jose State.
The all-time series between the two programs is tied at 3-3 after Boise State won three out of four last year. Tech is 2-0 all-time at Mountain Cove Softball Field.
The Lady Techsters showed some improvement at the plate last weekend as the team averaged almost six runs a game while hitting .293 during the three-game series. Senior Heather Doiron led Tech with six hits and earned the WAC Hitter of the Week Award.
Junior Allie Geisler leads Tech with six home runs and 17 RBI while sophomore Janna Frandrup is second on the team with four home runs and 15 RBI.
In the circle, senior Meghan Krieg will continue to get the bulk of the work as she enters the weekend sporting a 7-14 record with a 3.06 earned run average. She ranks second in the WAC with 175 strikeouts on the year.
Boise State is led by freshman Devon Bridges who is one of the leagueâ€™s top offensive threats, sporting a .422 batting average with nine home runs and 35 RBI. As a team, the Broncos have hit 35 home runs (compared to Techâ€™s 14).
In the circle, Boise State relies on a trio of hurlers, including Aubray Zell (7-1, 1.94 ERA), Lela Work (4-5, 3.57 ERA) and Allie Crump (10-5, 3.97 ERA).
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