Air Force Drops 3-0 Pitchers' Duel To Navy Friday At Freedom Classic

    Soph. 2B Spencer Draws.
    Soph. 2B Spencer Draws.

    Feb. 21, 2014

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    KINSTON, N.C. - Air Force baseball fell 3-0 to Navy at the Freedom Classic Friday night at Grainger Stadium. The Falcons moved to 1-3 on the season, while the Midshipmen improved to 2-2.

    Navy scored a run in the second and two in the seventh for the lone runs in the game. Starting pitcher Anthony Parenti (2-0) tossed a four-hit shutout, striking out 13.

    Parenti out-dueled Air Force starting pitcher Cameron White (0-1), who allowed two runs in 6.1 innings pitched. White scattered three hits and struck out seven. Freshman Nathan Stanford retired two batters in the seventh. Sophomore Bo Wilson pitched a scoreless eighth inning.

    Navy cleanup hitter Kash Manzelli hit a solo home run in the fourth for the game winning run. The Midshipmen had six hits in the game.

    Air Force was led at the plate by leadoff hitter, sophomore second baseman Spencer Draws, who went 2-for-4. Freshmen Tyler Jones and Bradley Haslam added hits for the Falcons.

    The game was Air Force's fastest of the season, lasting just two hours and three minutes.

    Game two the three-game series is tomorrow. First pitch is slated for 2 pm EST.

     

     

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