Falcons drop game one 9-4 and game two 8-5.
Falcons play back-to-back doubleheaders in April 19-21 series in Fresno, Calif.
Thorne hit by pitch with bases loaded to draw game-winning run in ninth.
Air Force travels to UNC on April 3 and hosts UNM April 5-7.
Saleck with first-career home run for Falcons.
Junior (2014): Played in 36 games, making 27 starts...batted .187 with 11 RBIs...ranked sixth in the Mountain West with 11 base runners thrown out attempting to steal...had three multi-hit games, coming against Washington, Navy and UNLV...went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs in season-opener vs. Washington...hit three doubles and scored six runs...second on the team with 177 putouts...also appeared in four games as a reliever, posting a 1.69 ERA...pitched 5.1 innings, striking out one...made pitching debut against Arizona...did not allow a run in three of four relief outings...pitched two scoreless innings against Northern Colorado and Nevada...played summer ball for the second summer in a row with the Eau Claire Express in the Northwoods League.
Sophomore (2013):Appeared in 31 games, making 26 starts...batted .242 with a homer and seven RBIs...had 22 hits and scored 10 runs...threw out 10 of 31 attempted steals...third on team with 124 putouts...had three hits in a game three times, doing so vs. UTSA, UNLV and Fresno State...homered against San Diego State and drove in three runs.
Freshman (2012):Appeared in 40 games, starting 33...batted .209 with 24 hits, nine runs and 12 RBIs...threw out 9-of-23 attempting to steal for a 39.1 runners thrown-out percentage...first-career hit was against Wofford...three hits against Northern Colorado...scored two runs and had two hits in a game vs. New Mexico.
HIGH SCHOOL (St. Rita):Lettered four years in baseball and one in football...first-team all-conference and all-area...two-time state runner-up...summer state champions in 2009...high school baseball coach was Mike Zunica...played summer ball for the Illinois Sparks, coached by Len McEnery.
PERSONAL:Member of cadet squadron 29...nickname is Sich...has a younger brother...greatest moment in sports was playing in three state championship games...hobbies are hanging out with family and friends...favorite food is steak & chicken burrito from Chipotle...favorite movie is Bull Durham...person in history he'd like to meet is Jesus...favorite athlete is Josh Hamilton...favorite team is the Chicago White Sox....favotie quote: "All it takes is all you got."...son of Ron and Joanne Sicher.
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy because of the opportunities and challenges. What makes the Academy unique compared to every other school in the nation is how much opportunity is presented to you. There are very few schools in the country that can offer someone a free top-notch education, job security after graduation and a chance to play a high level of competitive baseball. These things are all earned, they are not given to you and that's what makes it all a challenge. It is a very exciting time right now within our baseball team. Our program is on the rise and I cannot wait to compete and contribute to help us reach our goals."
Sicher Career Hitting Stats
Sicher Career Pitching Stats