May 20, 2010
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force baseball team dropped a 16-6 Mountain West Conference game to BYU Thursday afternoon at Falcon Field. The loss dropped the Falcons to 12-41, 2-19, while the Cougars improved to 24-28, 11-11.
BYU racked up 23 hits on the day, scoring multiple runs in four different innings. Alex Wolfe went 6-for-6 to lead the Cougars. Austin Hall added four hits, a homer and six RBIs.
Air Force had 15 hits on the day. Senior first baseman Addison Gentry went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs and freshman rightfielder Alex Bast just missed hitting for the cycle, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple.
Starting pitcher Chris Capper (4-1) pitched seven innings to pick up with win for BYU. Falcon starter Evan Abrecht (1-7) went six innings in the loss, striking out two.
BYU put up four runs in the first and one in the second to jump out to an early 5-1 lead. The Falcons scored runs in each of the first four innings to claw back to 5-4. The Cougars then scored 11 unanswered runs to jump ahead 15-4 after seven-and-a-half innings. The Falcons added two more runs in the eighth.
Game two of the three-game series is tomorrow, May 21. First pitch is 2 p.m.