Air Force Falls To Utah On Sunday, 12-4

    Freshman Nathan Carter.
    Freshman Nathan Carter.

    May 11, 2008

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    USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Three home runs and a big seventh inning powered Utah past Air Force, 12-4, in Mountain West Conference baseball action Sunday at Falcon Field. The loss drops the Falcons to 16-32, 2-19 and improved the Utes to 21-24, 9-12.

    Utah broke open a close 6-3 ballgame with a six-run seventh. Jesse Shriner hit a pair of homers and Cooper Blanc also homered for the Utes, which had 16 hits on the day.

    Stephen Streich (1-1) picked up the win in relief for Utah, allowing one run in four innings pitched. Ute starter John James went three innings, allowing three runs while striking out four.

    Falcon starter Matt Barattino (1-3) took the loss, allowing six runs in three innings. Josh Meents, Brad Pingel, Jeff Abt and Michael Ruvolo also pitched in relief for the Falcons.

    The Falcons had eight hits in the game, led by freshman Nathan Carter. Carter went 2-for-5 with a pair of double and two RBIs. Addison Gentry also had two hits for AFA and Chay Derbigny stole his conference-leading 30th base.

    Utah put up a run in the first and two in the third to take a 3-0 lead. The Falcons answered back with two runs in the bottom of the third to make it a 3-2 game. Utah put up three and Air Force one in the fourth to make it a 6-3 game.

    After Utah's big seventh, the Falcons put up a run in the bottom of the inning to make it a 12-4 game.

    Air Force returns to action Thursday, May 15, hosting UNLV.



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