Bengals push past Bears softball in Pocatello
BOX SCORE: at Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Northern Colorado softball allowed Idaho State to score three runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth Friday afternoon and the Bengals ran away with a 7-2 victory at Rainey Park.
The Bears (16-24) were down just 3-2 to Idaho State (16-19) entering that fifth inning, but that's when the wheels really fell off for Northern Colorado and starting pitcher Jamie Juelfs.
Juelfs (1-6) allowed five earned runs on 10 hits in her 4.1 innings while striking out three, and offensively, the Bears were only able to scratch scratch together six hits.
Sophmore Kelli Henderson ended with two hits in the game, as did true-freshman Melisa Ryba, who's now hitting a robust .361 on the season.
Northern Colorado ended the game with nine runners left on base.
The game, and this series, which concludes tomorrow with a doubleheader starting at noon, continues somewhat of a preview this season for the Bears' softball program. Both these teams will be new members of the Mountain Division of the Pacific Coast Softball Conference next season, and so far this year, Northern Colorado is 3-2 against Idaho State.