March 28, 2012
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Air Force baseball lost to CSU Bakersfield, 6-2, Wednesday night at Hardt Field. The Falcons dropped to 6-17 while the Roadrunners improved to 8-15.
CSUB jumped ahead 5-0 and never looked back. Runners starting pitcher Taylor Aikenhead (4-3) did not allow a hit in four predetermined innings to pick up the win.
CSU Bakersfield scored two runs in the first and a third run in the third to jump ahead 3-0. The Roadrunners added two runs in the fourth. Air Force scored runs in the seventh and eighth innings, while CSUB added a run in the eighth.
The Falcons had five hits in the game. Rightfielder Garrett Custons led the way, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Freshman Jake Sortor hit a double for his first-career base hit, in addition to scoring a run. Centerfielder Alex Bast had an RBI.
Sorter led-off the seventh with a double and came around to score on catcher Brian Sicher's ground out. Custons scored the second run in the eighth on a groundout by Bast.
Air Force returns to action Friday, March 30, at San Diego State.