Baska homers for Falcons in loss.
Falcons fall 7-0 and 8-6 on Saturday.
Custons with three hits and Trojan strikes outs five in five innings.
Thorne hit by pitch with bases loaded to draw game-winning run in ninth.
Custons leads the way with two hits and two runs scored in 19-5 loss.
Freshman (2012):Pitched in 16 games, all in relief...fourth amongst relievers with 6.06 ERA...struck out 17 in 18.1 innings pitched...made debut vs. LSU...had nine scoreless outings...earned first-career win vs. Northern Colorado with three strikeouts in three innings pitched...struck out career-high four batters in two innings pitched vs. Navy.
HIGH SCHOOL (Ralston Valley):Lettered three years in baseball...2011 Jefferson County 5A League MVP...graduated with honors and was a member of the National Honor Society...high school baseball coach was Shane Freehling.
PERSONAL:Member of cadet squadron 34...nickname is Yoke...has an older sister...major is physics...on the Commandant's list...hobbies are skiing, shooting and crossfit...greatest moment in sports is pitching against LSU in his first career collegiate game...favorite movie is Zombieland...person in history he'd like to meet is Sun Tzu...credits Barry Butera as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Jeremy Bloom...son of Joe and Christine Yokley.
Getting to know Ben:
Favorite food:Grilled Pineapple and T-Bone steak.
Who's had the biggest influence on your sports career and why:Barry Butera. He taught me how to play the game the right way at a young age.
Most noteworthy thing(s) about your hometown:Its nickname is The Rad Arvad.
Favorite MLB player:Cliff Lee.
Pregame rituals:Eating my dad's pancakes for breakfast.
What/who do you enjoy listening to?Anything from Korn to Jack Johnson.
How did you spend your summer?Earning my glider wings and completing ESET (expeditionary survival and evasion training).
Favorite quote:"No excuses, no exceptions."
Why I came to the Academy:"Challenges are opportunities and this is the biggest challenge I could find. I couldn't back away from such an opportunity."
Yokley Career Stats