Air Force Drops Game One of DH To #5 TCU; Time Limit Halts Game Two

    Senior Ben Ausbun.
    Senior Ben Ausbun.

    March 28, 2010

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    USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force baseball dropped game one of a doubleheader to #5 TCU, 20-6, Sunday morning at Falcon Field. Due to TCU's travel plans, game two was halted in the 7th inning, with the Falcons leading 16-15.

    Game two of the doubleheader will resume in Fort Worth, Texas, when Air Force and TCU play again on May 14. The game was halted with two outs in the top of the seventh with no runners on. Evan Abrecht was on the mound for the Falcons and Joe Weik was up to bat for the Frogs when the game was halted.

    In game one, TCU pounded out 24 hits to win 20-6. The Horned Frogs also homered four times and scored in eight different innings. Bryan Holaday led the way, going 4-for-5 a homer, four runs and three RBIs. Matt Curry, Taylor Featherston and Brance Rivera also homered for TCU.

    The Falcons had eight hits in the game. Garrett Custons and Blair Roberts had two hits each for the Falcons and Matthew Roberts drove in three.

    TCU starter Kyle Winkler (4-0) went seven innings for the win, allowing six runs, while striking out six. Air Force starter Kincaid Koehler (1-2) took the loss, allowing nine runs in 3.1 innings, while striking out one.

    The Falcons also used three relievers in the game. Alex Lerda-Plog, Ben Bertelson and Mike Kazakoff pitched in relief for AFA.

    In a wild start to game two, TCU had hit eight home runs in the game, but trailed as Air Force got several timely hits to lead by a run.

    Air Force led 4-1 after the first inning, but TCU responded with an eight-run second to lead 9-4. The Frogs hit three homers in the inning, including back-to-back homers by Bryan Holaday and Matt Curry. Joe Weik almost made it three in a row, as he followed with a double off the top of the fence.

     

     

    Just two innings later, with the score 11-6 in favor of TCU, Air Force erupted with a seven-run fourth to lead 13-11. Six of the runs came with two outs.

    The see-saw affair wasn't over as TCU tied the game with two runs in the fifth and took the lead, 15-13, with two more in the sixth. Air Force came right back with three runs in the sixth, two of which were scored with two outs.

    Air Force has 16 hits so far in the second game. Addison Gentry and K.J. Randhawa lead the way with three hits and three RBIs. Gentry added a home run as well. Ben Ausbun also had four RBIs, hitting a pair of two-run base hits.

    Air Force returns to action Tuesday, March 30, hosting Colorado Christian. First pitch is 3 p.m.

    Game Two Line

    Inn 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R/H/E
    TCU 1 8 1 1 2 2 0 - 15/19/2
    AFA 4 0 2 7 0 3 x - 16/16/1
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