Air Force Falls At Savannah State, 3-2

    Senior Chay Derbigny.
    Senior Chay Derbigny.

    March 26, 2008

    Box Score

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Air Force baseball team lost at Savannah State, 3-2, Wednesday afternoon at Tiger Field. The loss drops the Falcons to 9-13 while the Tigers improved to 15-8.

    Santos Adams singled in Kyle Wilkerson in the ninth for the game-winning walk-off win for Savannah State. Air Force struggled offensively, getting just six hits on the day.

    With the Tigers having just taken a 2-1 lead with a run in the eighth, hot-hitting Jeff Abt homered for the second-consecutive game to tie it all up for the Falcons. Abt also scored Air Force's other run in the second inning, belting a double and coming around to score on an error.

    Savannah State pushed across a run in the fifth to tie the game up.

    Freshman Greg Laswell had a solid day on the mound for the Falcons in his first-career start. The right-hander allowed one run, after he had left the game, in 4.1 innings pitched off four hits and two strikeouts. Jake Petro went 2.2 innings in relief. Michael Ruvolo (2-2) took the loss for the Falcons, pitching the remaining 1.1 innings.

    The Tigers had 10 hits in the game with Dexter Kelley leading the way with a 3-for-4 performance. Alford Arnold pitched 8.1 strong innings in the start for Savannah State, holding the Falcons to six hits and two runs on four strikeouts. Christopher Chupp (2-0) picked up the win by getting the last two Falcons out in the ninth.

    The Falcons return to action this Friday, March 28, beginning a three-game conference series at Utah.



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