March 20, 2008
PROVO, Utah - The Air Force baseball team lost at BYU, 10-6, in its Mountain West Conference opener Thursday night at Larry H. Miller Field. The loss drops the Falcons to 7-10, 0-1 while the Cougars improved to 10-10, 1-3.
Air Force held an early 2-0 lead after runs in the second and third innings, but BYU pounced for three runs in the third, four in the fourth and three more in the fifth to take a 10-2 lead.
The Falcons chipped away at the deficit, scoring one in the sixth and three in the ninth, but the eight run hole was too big an obstacle to overcome.
BYU starter Jake Wortham (2-1) earned the win, allowing three runs in six innings, striking out five.
The Falcons had 10 hits in the game. Jon McMahon had three hits in the game to go with a run scored. Nathan Carter had two hits and two stolen bases and K.J. Randhawa had two hits. Addison Gentry also hit a two-run triple in the ninth. In addition to making his first appearance on the mound this year for the Falcons, Meents also recorded his first base hit of the year.
The Cougars had 10 hits in the game. Dan Vargas and Kent Walton had three RBI each to lead BYU. Both teams had some fielding issues, as Air Force committed four errors while BYU had three.
Air Force and BYU play game two of the series tomorrow, March 21, at 6 p.m.