March 21, 2008
PROVO, Utah - The Air Force baseball team lost at BYU, 12-5, in Mountain West Conference play Friday night at Larry H. Miller Field. The loss drops the Falcons to 7-11, 0-2 while the Cougars improved to 11-10, 2-3.
Trailing 6-2, Air Force rallied with three runs in the eighth to cut it to a 6-5 ballgame. BYU responeded, however, with six runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull away for good.
Falcon starter Jake Petro (1-3) took the loss, allowing six runs, three earned, while striking out four in six innings pitched. Cougar starter Jordan Muir (2-2) earned the win, allowing five runs in six innings, striking out nine.
Air Force was held to five hits in the game, but managed to draw seven walks to get plenty of runners on base. BYU had 12 hits in the game, with four players recording multiple hits.
The Falcons took an early 2-0 lead on Addison Gentry's two-run homer in the first. The Cougars tied it up with two runs of their own in the second and jumped ahead with three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh for a 6-2 lead.
Air Force and BYU wrap up of the series tomorrow, March 22, at 1 p.m.