Air Force Drops 20-13 Slugfest Saturday To UNLV
April 25, 2009
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - When the wind blows out at Falcon Field, it often turns into a home run derby. In a game that featured nine home runs and 41 total hits, UNLV out-slugged Air Force 20-13 in Mountain West Conference baseball action Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Falcons to 14-25, 3-8, while the Rebels improved to 21-21, 6-8.
UNLV had 23 hits on the day, hitting six homers. Bryan Resnick, Jarred Frierson, Ryan Thornton, Rance Roundy, Kyle Kretchmer and Joe DiMaggio homered for the Rebels. Resnick had four hits and Frierson added four RBIs. Every starter for UNLV had at least two hits.
Air Force had 18 hits on the day with three homers. Ben Ausbun, Nathan Carter and Matt Alexander homered for the Falcons. For Ausbun, it was his fourth homer in three games and Alexander hit his conference-leading 14th on the year. Alexander went 5-for-6 on the day with a pair of doubles and five RBIs.
UNLV starter Andrew Beresford (3-2) picked up the win, pitching six innings and striking out seven.
After a scoreless first UNLV scored in every inning after, highlighted by multiple runs in five-of-the-last-six innings. Air Force recorded a base hit in every inning and scored multiple runs in five different innings.
Carter, Addison Gentry, Ausbun, Jon McMahon and K.J. Randhawa had two hits each for Air Force. Carter and Alexander both scored three runs each for the Falcons, with Gentry and Ausbun scoring two each.
The series finale is tomorrow, April 26, beginning at noon.