May 2, 2014
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force baseball won its ninth consecutive home game, downing Nevada, 3-2, in a tight pitchers' duel Friday afternoon at Falcon Field. The win lifted the Falcons to 16-29, 6-16 and dropped the Wolf Pack to 23-19, 13-9.
Three pitchers, led by starter Cameron White (4-7), held Nevada to nine singles on the day. In seven innings, White held the Wolf Pack to two runs, one earned, off seven hits while striking out three. Bo Wilson pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Nathan Stanford picked up his fourth save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
In a tight game throughout, the Falcons got of several jams with key inning-ending double plays in the fourth and eighth innings.
After Nevada scored a run in the top of the first, the Falcons scored its three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Pierce knocked in the first run on an RBI-ground out and Saleck hit a two-run double for the second and third runs.
Nevada starting pitcher Michael Fain (4-4) took the loss, allowing three runs off seven hits in 7.1 hits. Right fielder Trenton Brooks led the Wolf Pack with three hits.
Game two of the three-game series is tomorrow at 1 p.m.