Falcons Downed 4-3 At Gardner-Webb Sunday

    Senior leftfielder Garrett Custons.
    Senior leftfielder Garrett Custons.

    March 10, 2013

    Box Score

    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Air Force baseball fell to Gardner-Webb 4-3 Sunday afternoon at John Henry Moss Stadium. The Falcons dropped to 5-10 on the season, while the Runnin' Bulldogs improved to 11-3-1.

    All the scoring in the game took place in the fifth inning, as AFA suffered its fifth-straight loss by one run.

    The Falcons scored three runs in the top-half of the inning to take an early lead. Gardner-Webb rallied with the four runs in the bottom-half of the inning.

    Air Force had nine hits in the game. Senior leftfielder Garrett Custons went 2-for-3 with two walks, a triple and two RBIs. Junior firstbaseman Seth Kline added two hits and sophomore catcher Brian Sicher had two hits, which included a triple and RBI.

    Starting pitcher Steven Trojan (1-2) took the loss for the Falcons, allowing four runs in four innings pitched. Fellow freshman Bo Wilson relieved Trojan and tossed four scoreless innings in relief.

    Gardner-Webb had just five hits on the day, the third-consecutive game where the Falcons out-hit the Bulldogs. Starting pitcher Erik Heilgenstad (2-0) picked up the win, allowing three unearned runs in five innings. Closer Jeff Howell picked up his second save in the series .

    Air Force returns to action next weekend, opening Mountain West play at Nevada on Friday, March 15.

     

     

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