Home Runs Carry Air Force To 13-4 Win Over Colorado Christian
April 29, 2008
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force baseball team hit four home runs, two by Chay Derbigny and coasted to a 13-4 win over Colorado Christian (13-39) in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon at Falcon Field. The Falcons improved to 16-25 on the season and doubled their win total of eight games from 2007 season.
Derbigny led the Falcons' 18-hit attack, going 4-for-5 with a triple and his third and fourth homers of the season. In addition, the senior drove in five runs and scored three.
Addison Gentry hit his fifth homer of the year and Matt Alexander his seventh of the season. Gentry also went 2-for-4 on the day with his 15th double of the season. Alexander was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.
The Falcons had 10 extra-base hits in the game. Daniel Walker also had a solid day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with his seventh triple of the season and a double.
Falcon starter Brad Pingel (3-3) earned the win with a predetermined four innings of work, striking out three. The freshman lefty did not allow a hit until the fourth inning. Colin Shepherd also threw well for Air Force, allowing just one run in three innings of relief. Matt Barattino worked the eight and Jeff Abt the ninth in relief of Pingel and Shepherd.
Colorado Christian had nine hits on the day. Bud Wilborn homered in the eighth inning for CCU and Brett Myatt and Daniel Castillo had two hits apiece. Cougar starter Cameron Corbett (2-4) took the loss, allowing eight runs in 1.1 innings of work. CCU used seven pitchers on the day.
Air Force batted around in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run homer to left by Derbigny to score five runs. Alexander homered in the second to highlight a three run second. The Falcons pushed the lead to 9-0 with a run in the third.
Colorado Christian plated two runs in the fourth. Derbigny and Gentry then hit back-to-back homers in the bottom-half of the inning. Air Force scored runs in the fifth and seventh innings as well.
The Falcons return to action Friday, May 2, opening a three-game homestand against San Diego State.