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.
- 29th round draft pick of St. Louis Cardinals in 2015 MLB Draft (June 10, 2015)
- School record 95 career pitching appearances.
- Did not allow a home run in career against 593 batters faced.
- Air Force Athletics Athlete of the Week (May 3, 2015)
Senior (2015): Led Falcons with 27 appearances and four saves...struck out 45 in 34.0 innings for a 11.9 K's-per-9 rate...2-0 record with 3.95 ERA...pitched fourth-consecutive season without allowing a home run...earned saves against Navy, San Jose State and two against Army West Point...picked up wins against Utah Valley and Nevada...struck out seven in 2.2 innings for first save of the season vs. Navy...had 21 outings where he did not allow an earned run, 20 where he did not allow a run...11 multi-strikeout games...ranked in the Mountain West Top 10 in appearances (5th), games finished (3rd - 16) and saves (6th).
Junior (2014): Pitched in 25 games, making one start...ranked second on the team and ninth in the conference in appearances...second on team and 10th in conference with two saves...struck out 49 in 40.0 innings pitched and had a 2-4 record...led team with a 11-K's per-9 inning average...third on the team in strikeouts...struck out 11 in 5.2 innings of relief in win against Northern Colorado...second win also came against Northern Colorado...had four relief outings with four or more strikeouts...saved the first and third games of a series sweep of #20 UNLV...lone start of the season came against Northern Colorado.
Sophomore (2013):Second on team with 27 appearances, all in relief...that total ranks eighth-most in school history...posted 6.14 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 29.1 innings pitched...notched a save in win vs. Omaha...struck out three batters in a game vs. Navy and Georgetown...did not allow an earned run in 15 appearances...picked up wins vs. Navy and Northern Colorado...ranked fifth in the conference in appearances and his 14 games finished ranked fourth.
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 management...on the Commandant's and athletics list...took Electrical Computer Engineering over the summer and worked as an Element Leader in 2nd Basic Cadet Training, earning the "Most Outstanding Element Leader" award for 2nd BCT...hobbies are skiing, shooting and crossfit...greatest moment in sports is pitching against LSU in his first career collegiate game...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