May 3, 2014
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force baseball saw its nine-game home win streak snapped as Nevada won 12-4 in a Mountain West game Saturday afternoon at Falcon Field. The win dropped the Falcons to 16-30, 6-17 and improved the Wolf Pack to 24-19, 14-9.
The loss was Air Force's first at home in two months, dating back to a March 30 loss to New Mexico.
Nevada hit four home runs in the game, two by first baseman Austin Byler.
Air Force had eight hits in the game. Designated hitter Bradley Haslam went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Tyler Saleck added a solo home run. Second baseman Noah Pierce and shortstop Russell Williams also doubled for the Falcons.
Griffin Jax (3-8) took the loss in the start for the Falcons, pitching six innings. Brian Sicher followed with two scoreless innings in relief. Jacob DeVries and Trent Monaghan closed out the game in relief.
Barry Timko (5-2) picked up the win in the start for Nevada, pitching seven scoreless innings and scattering three hits.
The Wolf Pack had a season-high 18 hits in the game. Byler and right fielder Trenton Brooks had four hits each. Brooks and shortstop Kyle Hunt also homered for Nevada.
Nevada scored two runs in the second and one in the third to go up 3-0 after three innings. The Wolf Pack scored four runs in the fifth and sixth innings to build a 11-0 lead. The Falcons responded with four runs in the eighth to cut the deficit to seven. Nevada tacked on a run in the ninth.
Game two of the three-game series is tomorrow at 1 p.m.