Air Force Dropped By BYU, 16-6, Thursday

    Freshman right fielder Alex Bast.
    Freshman right fielder Alex Bast.

    May 20, 2010

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    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.

    Kincaid Koehler and Alex Baker also pitched in relief for AFA.

    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.

     

     

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