Air Force's Furious Late Rally Falls Short In 8-6 Loss At Utah Saturday
April 3, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - The Air Force baseball team dropped an 8-6 ballgame at Utah Saturday afternoon at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Falcons fell to 7-20, 1-4, while the Utes improved to 15-10, 5-1.
Trailing 8-2 headed into the ninth, the Falcons mounted a furious last-inning rally, which ended with the potential go-ahead run at the plate. The rally became serious when Addison Gentry hit a grand slam with two outs to make it 8-6.
Utah next brought in closer Brock Duke, then who allowed two runners to get on base via walk and single. Duke was then able to strike out Ben Ausbun--who was the potential go-ahead run--to end the game, in addition to picking up the save.
Air Force led, twice, early in the game, but Utah tied the game in the fourth and took the lead for good in the fifth.
Utah had 13 hits in the game. Nik Gumeson and Rick Cornu both went 3-for-4 for the Utes. Gumeson hit a pair of triples and doubled, while Cornu hit a home run.
Ute starter Bryn Card (2-1) picked up the win, allowing two runs in 5.2 innings pitched.
Falcon starter Sean Carley (1-3) took the loss, allowing four runs in five innings, while striking out four. Stephen Colangelo also struck out four in relief. Alex Baker and Ben Bertelson also pitched in relief for the Falcons.
Air Force returns to action Tuesday, April 6, hosting Northern Colorado.