Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State softball splits with San Diego State

STATESMAN STAFFApril 21, 2013 

Freshman Sarah Barnes hit a three-run, walkoff home run to give the Broncos (18-23-1, 2-6 MW) a 5-3 victory over San Diego State (28-15, 6-2) in the first game of a Mountain West doubleheader at Dona Larsen Park. The Aztecs used three solo shots, including one in the eighth inning, to win the second game 3-2.

BSU WOMEN'S TENNIS: The Broncos dropped the final match of the day, No. 2 singles, in three sets and lost 4-3 to No. 55 Fresno State (13-7, 5-2 MW) in Mountain West play at the Appleton Tennis Center. Marlena (No. 1) and Manuela (No. 6) Pietzuch, and Sammie Watson (No. 5) won singles matches for BSU (13-8, 4-3).

BSU TRACK AND FIELD: The men's 4x400-meter relay team of Daveon Collins, Jordan Andrade, Jeff Daw and Bret Scheve won the university/open division at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., with a school-record time of 3 minutes, 9.83 seconds. Collins also finished second Saturday in the Olympic development elite division 200-meter dash (20.70). On Friday night, Austin Hamilton was third in the men's javelin (200 feet, 1 inch) at the Oregon Relays in Eugene.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE TRACK AND FIELD: The Crusaders won 13 individual events and three relays at the NNU Invitational in Nampa. Rimar Christie won the men's 100 (10.66) and 200 (21.62), and Carly Dranginis took the women's discus (132-7) and hammer throw (160-1 5/8). The College of Idaho's Jasmine Sibert won the women's 400 hurdles in an NAIA national automatic qualifying time (1:03.59), and the Coyote women's 4x100 relay team (48.13) reached the provisional qualifying standard. The C of I won four total events, and Boise State three.

NNU BASEBALL: Montana State Billings routed the Crusaders 8-2 and 16-0 to complete a four-game GNAC series in Nampa. NNU (20-25, 11-17 GNAC) won the first two games 13-11 and 7-2 on Friday, rallying from an 11-2 deficit in the opener.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO SOFTBALL: The Coyotes (29-21, 15-11 CCC) moved two wins away from clinching the No. 4 seed in the Cascade Conference Tournament with a 5-0, 6-2 sweep of Northwest University in Caldwell. Nickayla Skinner threw a one-hit shutout in the opener with 13 strikeouts and became the program's all-time strikeout leader (590).

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