March 10, 2007
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Wright State (5-4) took both games of a doubleheader against Air Force (5-14) in non-conference baseball action Saturday at Falcon Field. The Raiders won a 4-1 pitchers battle in game one and later erupted for a 26-5 win over the Falcons in game two.
In game one, three Wright State pitchers combined to hold Air Force to six hits and one run. Raider starter Erich Schanz (1-2) earned the win, going 4.1 innings and striking out four.
Air Force starter Mitch Brown (1-4) took the loss, allowing four runs, two earned, in 5.2 innings pitched. Brown had four strikouts in the game. His first strikeout in the game gave him 100 for his career.
The Falcon were led offensively by Karl Bolt, who went 2-for-3.
Wright State had nine hits in the game. Ross Oeder led the way, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
In game two, Wright State scored in all seven innings, including an 11 run third inning to blow out Air Force. The Raiders had 21 hits in the game with seven players getting multiple hits. Justin Parker went 4-for-6 with a homer and six RBI.
Both teams' pitchers struggled to find the strike zone in the second game, combining to throw 20 walks (nine by Wright State and 11 by Air Force).
Raider reliever Jordan Wolfe (1-0) picked up the win tossing a scoreless fourth inning. Wright State starter Dan Barker went three innings, allowing three runs on four hits.
Falcon stater Juan Perez (0-1) took the loss, allowing seven runs in two innings. The Falcons used four relief pitchers in the game. Freshman Nick Batey, a Colorado Springs native and Air Academy HS graduate, made his Falcon debut in relief, tossing the final 1.2 innings for AFA.
Jason Griggs, Addison Gentry and Erol Kelter combined for the three Falcon hits in the second game. Gentry had an RBI double and Kelter drove in two with his hit. Geno Salazar walked three times for the Falcons, scoring two runs.
Air Force and Wright State conclude the four-game series tomorrow at noon.