CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. – The Cal Poly softball program struck first on Friday evening, but it was Boise State which enjoyed the majority of the scoring at the Big League Dreams Sports Park as the Mustangs fell against the Broncos during their opening game at the Oregon State-hosted Cathedral City Classic, 7-1.
Playing as the visiting side, Cal Poly (1-5) quickly loaded the bases during the bottom of the first inning through walks from senior left fielder Nora Sobczak, sophomore shortstop Kim Westlund and senior right fielder Nicole Lund (above). Sophomore first baseman Madi Vogelsang then delivered her first collegiate RBI by producing a sacrifice fly to left field that plated Sobczak
The Mustangs, however, failed to collect a hit against either Broncos starting righthander Kenzie Cole or reliever Aubray Zell. Overall, the Mustangs advanced just one baserunner as far as second the remainder of the night.
In the opposite dugout, Boise State tied the matchup during the third through sophomore shortstop Mackenzie Whyte's two-out, run-scoring single. Highlighted by senior first baseman Christina Capobianco's leadoff home run, Boise State wrested control of Friday's matchup with a four-run fifth inning.
In the circle, Mustang starting righthander Rebecca Patton struck out four Broncos against just one walk.
The Mustangs continue action at the Cathedral City Classic on Saturday against No. 22 Nebraska at 12 noon before facing No. 3 California at 3 p.m.