April 17, 2010
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Air Force baseball team dropped an both games of a doubleheader at Georgia State Saturday afternoon at The Field at Panthersville. The Falcons dropped game one, 16-9, and game two, 20-7. The losses dropped the Falcons to 7-28, while the Panthers improved to 21-15.
In game one, a pair of six-run innings allowed Georgia State to coast to a 16-9 win.
The Panthers led 9-0 after the first four innings, highlighted by a six-run second. The Falcons fought back with nine runs through the fifth-through-eighth innings, highlighted by four home runs. But another six-run inning by GSU, this time in the fifth, put the game out of reach.
Georgia State had 18 hits in the game. Carl Moniz went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs to lead the Panthers. Brandon Williams and Joey Wood also homered.
Michael Moch (2-2) pitched 5.1 innings for the win, allowing four runs while striking out four.
In game two, an 11-run six inning blew open a two-run game for Georgia State. Leading 9-7, the Panthers erupted for 11 runs in the sixth inning of a seven inning game.
Georgia State had 23 hits in game two, with eight players recording multiple hits. Brandon Williams went 4-for-5 with a homer and seven RBIs to lead the way.
Air Force had nine hits in the game. Adam Hill went 3-for-4 with a triple and Alexander and Custons added two hits each. Custons also connected for a homer and drove in four runs.
Jeremy Gazerro (4-2) earned the win in relief. Starter Charley Olson lasted just three innings, allowing seven runs.
Stephen Colangelo (0-2) took the loss in relief for the Falcons. Michael Ceci, a Georgia native, earned the start for the Falcons, but was only able to retire one batter before leaving the game. Alex Baker, Ben Bertelson, Evan Abrecht, Andrew Loyd and Matt Zettler also pitched in relief.
Air Force wraps-up its series at Georgia State Sunday, April 18. First pitch is at 1 p.m. EST.