Falcons take on four teams in three days, March 1-3, in Florida.
Bast leads Falcons with three hits; White goes 6.1 innings.
Falcons open season Feb. 15.
Falcons open season Feb. 15 at UTSA.
Freshmen have big days in 5-4 win for Blue team.
Sophomore (2013): Had season cut short with an ACL tear in his 11th game of the season...started 10 games at third base...had five hits, three RBIs and two runs scored...Academic All-Mountain West for second time.
Freshman (2012):Appeared in 45 games, starting 41 games at third base...batted .216 with 30 hits...scored 14 runs and drove in 18...third on the team with.299 average in Mountain West play...fielded .939 and was second on the team with 102 assists...led the team with seven sac bunts, which ranked fourth in the Mountain West and was the second-most by a freshman at Air Force...first-career hit was against LSU...first-career homer was a grand slam against Northern Colorado...career-high four hits vs. San Diego State...career-high seven assissts vs. New Mexico...Academic All-Mountain West.
HIGH SCHOOL (West Orange):Lettered three years in baseball...Under-Armour All-American...all-conference...part of four district champion teams....on the honor roll all four years...National Honor Society member...high school baseball coach was Jesse Marlo...played summer ball for the Orlando Scorpions, coached by Sal Lombardo.
PERSONAL:Member of cadet squadron 7...major is economics...hobbies are sports and discovering and making music...on the Dean's and Athletics list every semester at the Academy...active in his squadron as an element leader...person in history he'd like to meet is Jackie Robinson because of his ability to handle adversity and continue to do what he loves despite the backlash from millions...favorite food is a quality steak...favorite movie is the Waterboy...credits his summer baseball coach, Sal Lombardo, as having the biggest influence on his sports career..pregame ritual is kissing his cross necklace....favorite athlete is Robinson Cano...favorite team is the Colorado Rockies...Favorite quote: "The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke...son of Dave and Kathee Pierce.
Why I came to the Academy: "The Academy is a place that is held with the highest regards. When I reflect on what I have done here, I know that this is the only place that it is all possible. I am honored to have the privilege of serving in the Greatest Air Force in the world and to serve next to the brothers and sisters I have made along this journey. I have already grown so much as a person since being here, I am excited to see what will come."