Air Force Drops 3-1 Pitchers' Duel to Navy Friday at Freedom Classic

    Jr. RHP Cameron White.
    Jr. RHP Cameron White.

    Feb. 22, 2013

    Box Score

    KINSTON, N.C. - Air Force baseball dropped a 3-1 pitchers' duel to Navy Friday afternoon at the Freedom Classic at Grainger Stadium. The Falcons dropped to 0-5 on the season, in a game that lasted one hour and 53 minutes.

    The Midshipmen (3-2) broke up a 1-1 tie with two runs in the top of the ninth inning. Navy starting pitcher Ben Nelson (2-0) held the Falcons to five hits in the complete game effort.

    The loss overshadowed a stellar pitching outing from Falcon starting pitcher Cameron White (0-2). The junior pitched 8.1 innings, allowing the three runs, two earned, while striking out seven. Freshman Bo Wilson relieved White in the ninth and induced an inning-ending double play.

    Navy pushed across the go-ahead run in the ninth on a bases loaded walk to rightfielder Greg Dupell, scoring shortstop David Wiedeman. The Mids added one more run to take the two-run lead.

    Senior leftfielder Alex Bast led the Falcons with two base hits. David Baska, Garrett Custons, Brian Sicher and Matthew Roberts also had hits.

    Navy scored the first run of the game in the third inning to take an early lead. The Falcons tied the game up with a run in the fourth. Bast singled down the right field line to score Baska, who led the inning off with a double.

     

     

    Air Force and Navy return to action tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 22, with a single game at 5 p.m. EST. Sunday will feature a doubleheader beginning at 10 a.m.
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