The No. 2-seeded Broncos defeated No. 3 San Diego State 4-2 on Saturday at the Mountain West Tournament semifinals. The win gives Boise State its 17th 20-win season since 1987. After dropping the doubles point and a singles match, the Broncos rallied for four singles victories to take the match. Thomas Tenreiro, Toby Mitchell, Kyle Butters and Lewis Roskilly all won for BSU (20-9), which will face the winner of the UNLV-Fresno State match Sunday as it seeks its fifth straight MW conference championship and a berth to the NCAA Tournament.
BSU TRACK & FIELD: The Broncos won four events on the final day of the Border Clash at Dona Larsen Park. Dusty Fisher won the men’s 400 meters (47.58 seconds) and 200 (21.11), while Andrew Rafla (Timberline High) won the men’s 1,500 (3:50.85) and Bryce Kirby (Mountain View High) took first in the men’s 100 (10.56).
BSU SOFTBALL: The Broncos (12-33, 4-13 MW) lost to New Mexico 7-6 at Dona Larsen Park.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO BASEBALL: The Coyotes swept Simpson 7-6 and 11-1 in a doubleheader in Caldwell. Hunter Hanson hit a pair of home runs and scored the go-ahead run in the opener for the C of I (33-18, 20-13 NAIA West).
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NORTHWEST NAZARENE TRACK & FIELD: Taylor Deskins clocked a school-record 11.95 seconds in the women’s 100 meters at the Border Clash, becoming the first Crusader woman ever to break 12 seconds. Ellie Logan set the school record in the women’s javelin with a throw of 151 feet, 11 inches. Both broke their own school record and hit NCAA qualifying marks. On Friday, Payton Lewis (Nampa Christian High) set a new school record when he reached 17 feet, 0.75 inches in the pole vault. He placed second in the event with the NCAA qualifying mark.
NNU BASEBALL: The Crusaders lost to Central Washington 8-2 and 11-7 in Ellensburg, Wash. Central also swept NNU (24-20, 19-15 GNAC) late Friday, 13-6 and 6-5.
IDAHO MEN’S GOLF: The Vandals had the second-lowest round of the day Saturday at the Big Sky Tournament, carding a 1-over 289 at Boulder Creek Golf Club. Ryan Porch and Rylee Iacolucci both shot even-par 72, and Idaho remains in second place at 571 — four strokes back of Sacramento State.