BOISE -- The Boise State softball blew a late lead to No. 16/14 Texas A&M on Thursday, losing 5-4 at Mountain Cover Softball Field.
The Aggies scored two unearned runs in the top of the sixth inning and threw out the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the seventh for a comeback victory.
The Broncos (34-18) jumped out to an early lead, as they plated three runs in the first inning. Boise State sent nine hitters to the plate in the frame, with Allie Crump providing a two-run single and Jordan Kreiger drawing a bases-loaded walk.
Texas A&M (37-16) responded immediately with three runs in the top of the second. A Bronco error combined with two homeruns from the Aggies tied the game. Mel Dumezich hit the first of those two round-trippers, in addition to pitching a complete game for her 27th victory of the season.
While Crump led off the third with her ninth homerun of the year to give the Broncos a 4-3 lead, eventually Texas A&M put together another comeback. With the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth, Mackenzie Whyte committed a costly error, allowing the tying and winning runs to score.
The teams will meet again on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. (MT) at Mountain Cove Softball Field.