Air Force Falls To Doane In Pueblo

    Senior Chay Derbigny.
    Senior Chay Derbigny.

    April 1, 2008

    Box Score

    PUEBLO, Colo. - The Air Force baseball lost to Doane College, 11-1, Tuesday night at the Runyon Sports Complex. The Falcons fell to 9-16 while the Tigers improved to 12-16.

    A seven-run first inning was all Doane needed to coast to the ten-run win. The game was called after seven innings due to the ten-run mercy rule.

    The Tigers sent 11 batters to the plate in the opening inning and racked up six hits, highlighted by a bases-clearing triple by Dean Henson.

    The Falcons were held to seven hits in the game. Freshman Nathan Carter led the Air Force offense with his first-career home run and a double. Addison Gentry also had two hits for the Falcons.

    Doane had 12 hits on the day, with Mike Mendenhall and Thomas Frinkman collecting three hits apiece. Starter Dexter Spitsnogle (3-1) picked up the win with one run allowed in four innings of work. Marshall picked up the save with three scoreless innings of relief.

    Falcon starter Jake Petro (1-4) took the loss, pitching one inning. David Miller, Brad Pingel, Colin Shepherd and Gregg Laswell followed up in relief.

    After Doane scored the seven in the first, they extended their lead with two in the third and single runs in the fourth and fifth. Carter gave Air Force its lone run in the third with a solo shot over the scoreboard in left.

    The Falcons and Tigers conclude the two-game series tomorrow, April 1, at Falcon Field. Air Force will be playing its first game at the Academy after playing its first 25 on the road.



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