Air Force Falls to New Mexico Saturday
April 6, 2013
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force baseball dropped a 19-5 ballgame to New Mexico Saturday afternoon at Falcon Field. The loss dropped the Falcons to 8-21, 2-7 and improved the Lobos to 16-14, 8-3.
New Mexico racked up 20 hits in the game, scoring four-or-more runs in an inning four times.
Air Force had nine hits in the game. Senior leftfielder Garrett Custons went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored to lead the Falcons. Freshman rightfielder Mariano Long reached base four times, drawing three walks and scoring two runs. Senior second baseman Matthew Roberts had two hits as well.
Left fielder Luke Campbeel led UNM with four hits and six RBIs, including a grand slam home run. Catcher Mitch Garver added three hits, four runs and three RBIs.
Sam Wolff (2-3) pitched six innings, striking out seven for the win. Alex Estrella picked up the save with three innings of relief.
Air Force led 2-1 after the first inning, before New Mexico blew the game open with four runs in the third and six in the fifth. The Falcons plated a run in the fifth and two in the ninth. The Lobos scored four runs in the eighth and ninth innings.
The series finale is tomorrow at 12 p.m. back at Falcon Field.