Feb. 27, 2010
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Air Force baseball downed Navy 12-4 for its first win of 2010 Saturday night at Grayson Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 1-5, while the Midshipmen dropped to 5-1.
After squadering two early leads the Falcons scored nine unanswered runs to pull away. The Falcons broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the sixth and blew the gates wide open with a seven-run seventh.
The Falcons broke out of their early season offensive funk with a season-high 17 hits. Freshman shortstop Matthew Roberts led Air Force with four hits out of the nine slot of the lineup. Freshman catcher Garret Custons and senior second baseman K.J. Randhawa had three hits and senior designated hitter Matt Alexander had two hits. Both Alexander and Randhawa also drove in three runs each.
Freshman right-hander Sean Carley (1-1) picked up his first-career win for the Falcons, holding Navy to three runs in seven innings, while striking out seven. Sophomore righty Evan Abrecht and freshman left-hander Kincaid Koehler closed out the game with one inning of relief each.
Navy had 12 hits on the day, with Mike Guadagnini, Michael Speciale and Kendall Bolt collecting two hits each. Midshipmen starter Wes Olson (1-1) took the loss, allowing four runs in 5.1 innings, while striking out five.
The Falcons were perfect in the field, while Navy committed four errors. All nine starters in the AFA linep collected a base hit.
The three-game series concludes with the rubber match tomorrow at 12 p.m. EST.