March 17, 2013
RENO, Nevada - Air Force baseball defeated Nevada, 7-3, Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park. The Falcons, who won their first true road game and first Mountain West game of the season, improved to 6-12, 1-2, while the Wolf Pack fell to 13-7, 2-1.
A four-run fourth inning, highlighted by a home run by freshman Peter Johnson, propelled the Falcons to their first conference road win since the 2010 season.
Freshman starting pitcher Steven Trojan (2-2) held the Wolf Pack to just two runs in six innings for the win. Fellow frosh Bo Wilson pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth innings for his second save of the season. Senior Jack Hourin and sophomore Dillon Freeman also pitched in relief for the Falcons.
The Falcons had 10 hits in the game with a productive day from the 2-3-4 hitters in the lineup, who all had two RBIs each.
Senior leftfielder Alex Bast had two hits and two RBIs. Junior first baseman Seth Kline added a hit and two RBIs. Johnson connected for his first-career homer, a two-run shot to cap the fourth. Senior shortstop Matt Thorne had two hits and junior centerfielder David Baska had two hits and three runs scored.
Nevada starting pitcher Tom Jameson (0-4) took the loss, allowing six runs in 5.2 innings pitched. The Wolf Pack had seven hits on the day. Leadoff hitter Jamison Rowe had two hits.
Air Force leaped out to a 6-0 lead after four in the fourth and two in the sixth. Nevada scored two in the bottom of the sixth and a run in the seventh to pull to within three runs at 6-3. The Falcons pushed across a run in the eighth to go back up by four.
Next up for Air Force is five home games in six days. The Falcons host Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19-20 at Falcon Field.