Idaho colleges roundup: College of Idaho softball wins conference tournament


Nickayla Skinner tossed her ninth shutout of the season, Katie Rowe went 3-for-3 with five RBIs and the Coyotes defeated Oregon Tech 8-0 in five innings Friday in Salem, Ore. It's the first Cascade Conference title for the C of I (34-21) since 2009. The Coyotes earned the CCC's automatic berth to the NAIA National Championships and will learn their opening-round opponent Tuesday afternoon.

C OF I TRACK & FIELD: Hillary Holt became the first Coyote runner to qualify for the U.S. National Championships, using a big final lap to win the 1,500 meters at the Oregon Twilight in Eugene. The junior from Meridian won with a time of 4:11.62, hitting the USATF "A" qualifying standard. The mark was the fastest 1,500 time ever run by a collegiate runner from the state of Idaho, breaking the record set by Niamh Beirne of Boise State in 1997.

C OF I FOOTBALL: The Coyotes signed 15 players, bringing their 2013 class to 32 players. New Idaho recruits include running backs Reece Mahaffy (Coeur d'Alene), Dakota Stallions (New Plymouth) and Clint Langston (Borah); quarterbacks Josh Faulkner (Gooding) and Darien Seifert (Centennial); wide receiver Hunter Wells (New Plymouth); linebackers Kyle Cothern (Skyview) and Taylor Oppedyk (Buhl); linemen John Cushman (New Plymouth), Hayden Paul (Columbia) and David Brunmeier (Columbia); and kicker Dylan Shapland (Lake City).

BOISE STATE SOFTBALL: The Broncos rolled UNLV 15-6 in Las Vegas. All nine starters recorded a hit. Devon Bridges had a two-homer game for her fourth career multi-homer game. The 15 runs are the most BSU (22-24-1, 6-7 MW) has scored in a conference game in school history, and one shy of the school record for all games.

BSU MEN'S GOLF: T.K. Kim is tied for fourth after a first-round 71 at the Mountain West Championships in Tucson, Ariz. The Broncos are in seventh place at 16-over 300 (+16). New Mexico leads the event at 282 (-2). The second round is Saturday at the Catalina Course at OMNI Tucson National.

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