May 9, 2014
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force baseball dropped a 4-2 ballgame in 10 innings to San José State Friday afternoon in a Mountain West game at Falcon Field. The Falcons dropped to 17-31, 7-18, while the Spartans improved to 17-34, 10-18.
San José State scored two runs in the top of the 10th to pull out the win. An RBI double by second baseman Jacob Valdez scored catcher Kyle Gallegos from first base for the go-ahead run.
The Falcons were held to two runs in nine innings pitched by Spartan starting pitcher Kalei Contrades (4-2). Contrades scattered five hits and struck out three.
Senior Cameron White pitched eight innings in his final home start for the Falcons. The righthander allowed two runs, one earned, while striking out seven. His 87 strikeouts on the season moved him up to fourth all-time in a season at Air Force.
Nathan Stanford (2-1) took the loss in relief, allowing two runs, one earned, in two innings of work.
The Falcons had seven hits on the day. Solo home runs in the third and fourth innings by David Thomas and Noah Pierce were AFA's runs on the day. Designated hitter Coleman Poje and Thomas had two hits each.
San José State had 10 hits on the day. Gallegos had three hits and Valdez added two for SJSU. Myles Richard picked up the save by retiring the final batter of the game with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th.
The Spartans scored a run in the second to take an early lead. The Falcons went up 2-1 with the home runs. San José State tied the game up in the seventh with a run on back-to-back doubles.
The series wraps-up tomorrow with a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. The doubleheader was scheduled due to inclement weather forecast Sunday.