March 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Air Force baseball dropped both games of a doubleheader to UNLV Saturday afternoon at Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The Falcons (3-5, 0-2) lost game one 6-1 and game two 13-3.
In the opening game, UNLV (6-3, 2-0) broke open a one-run game with a five-run fourth inning. Rebel starting pitcher Erick Fedde (2-1) held AFA to one run on four hits, while striking out seven in 7.2 innings.
Falcon starting pitcher Cameron White (0-2) tossed a complete game in the loss, striking out six in eight innings.
Air Force had five hits in game one. David Thomas doubled, stole third and scored for the Falcons' lone run in the eighth inning.
UNLV had eight hits. Shortstop Matt McCallister had two doubles and three RBIs to lead the Rebels.
UNLV scored a run in the third inning and five in the fourth.
In game two, UNLV scored in all but one inning in the 13-3 win. The Rebels had 14 hits, including seven for extra base. Leadoff hitter Joey Armstrong went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and catcher Erik VanMeetren added two hits and a home run.
Rebel starting pitcher John Richy (2-0) pitched six innings, striking out six for the win.
Air Force had nine hits in the game. Leftfielder Spencer Draws and catcher Brian Sicher had two hits to lead the Falcons. Starting pitcher Steven Trojan (1-2) struck out seven in five innings, but gave up seven runs. Trent Monaghan, Ben Yokley, Jacob DeVries and Travis Neubeck pitched in relief.
After Air Force scored a run to start the game. UNLV responded with seven unanswered runs, building a 7-1 lead after five innings. After the teams traded runs in the sixth and seventh, the Rebels added four runs in the eighth inning.
Kline scored Air Force's first run on a passed ball in the first. Draws scored the second run in the sixth on an RBI-single by third baseman Noah Pierce. The third run came off an RBI-single by Draws, scoring shortstop Russell Williams, who doubled to lead off the inning.
Game three of the series is tomorrow at 1 p.m. PST.