April 25, 2012
GREELEY, Colo. - Air Force baseball dropped a 7-6 ballgame at Northern Colorado Wednesday afternoon at Jackson Field. The Falcons fell to 10-29, while the Bears improved to 17-22.
Air Force played its fourth-straight one-run game, falling on the losing end. After rallying to tie the game at 6-6 with a run in the seventh, the Falcons allowed a run in the bottom of the inning for the decisive run.
Reliever Todd Del Toro (0-2), who pitched four innings, took the loss. Starting pitcher Michael Ceci lasted just 2.2 innings, striking out two. Mike Kazakoff pitched in his fifth-straight game and Ben Yokley also pitched in relief.
The Falcons had 15 hits in the game. Seth Kline and Alex Bast continued to swing hot bats, as both had three hits and a double. Catcher Brian Sicher also had a career-high three hits. Adam Hill added two hits.
Northern Colorado reliever and Colorado Springs native Dan Talley (2-1) picked up the win. Bear starting pitcher Eian Raeber pitched 3.1 innings, allowing five runs. UNC had 13 hits. Catcher Harrison Lambert had three this and three RBIs to lead the Bears. First baseman Colby Harrison added two triples.
Air Force led early with two runs in the first and one in the second. Northern Colorado tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the second and took the lead with two runs in the third.
The Falcons tied the game up at 5-5 with two runs in the fourth. The Bears plated a run in the sixth to go back up by one. Air Force re-tied the game with a run in the top of the seventh, before UNC went back ahead with the run in the bottom of the inning.
Air Force returns to action Friday, hosting San Diego State to begin a three-game Mountain West series.