March 23, 2010
HONOLULU, Hawai'i - The Air Force baseball team lost to Hawai'i, 13-1, Monday nigh in front of 2,375 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. The loss drops the Falcons to 5-16 and improved the `Bows to 11-9.
Hawai'i completed a four game series sweep with the win.
After plating its lone run of the game in the top of the first, Air Force allowed the `Bows to score four in the bottom of the inning and five in the second. Hawai'i tacked on three runs in the fourth and added one more in the seventh.
The `Bows had 20 hits in the game, with Jeffrey Van Doornum going 4-for-5. David Freitas also homered for UH.
The Falcons were held to four hits in the game. Blair Roberts, Addison Gentry, K.J. Randhawa and Matthew Roberts had base hits for AFA. Gentry's ground-rule double knocked in Roberts for Air Force's lone run.
Hawai'i starter Matt Sisto (2-3) pitched seven innings for the win, striking out eight and allowing one run on three hits.
Falcon starter Michael Ruvolo (0-2) was tagged for nine runs in 1.2 innings of work. Evan Abrecht pitched 4.2 innings in relief, striking out four. Ben Bertelson also tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief.
Air Force returns home to face fifth-ranked TCU this weekend in its Mountain West Conference series opener. Game one is Friday, March 26, at 2 p.m.