Air Force Baseball Falls In Both Games Of Doubleheader At San Diego State
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Air Force baseball (5-30, 0-14 MWC) dropped both games of a doubleheader against San Diego State on Friday at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs (13-24, 7-7 MWC) took game one, 21-0, and game two, 8-1.
In game one, which began with SDSU leading 2-0 in the second inning, the Aztecs went on to score 19 more runs while Bruce Billings and Jared Suwyn combined to toss a four-hit, seven inning shutout. The game originally began on March 24 at the Academy, but was suspended due to snowfall.
Up 6-0 after three innings, the Aztecs blew the game open with nine runs in the fourth and five in the fifth. The Aztecs had 18 hits in the game, led by Lance Zawadzki, who went 4-for-4 with four runs, three RBI and a homer.
Billings improved to 3-3 on the season, fanning nine on three hits in five innings pitched. Air Force starter Mitch Brown fell to 0-4 on the season, getting tagged for 15 runs, 13 earned, in four innings.
In game two, the Aztecs score in five of the six innings they batted in to win 8-1. Alex Hinshaw improved to 4-6 on the season, holding the Falcons to three hits while striking out nine in a seven-inning complete game win.
The loss overshadowed a strong pitching performance by Air Force starter Kyle DePierre (0-2). DePierre stuck out a career-high, and Falcon season-high, nine batters, while allowing just five hits in a complete game six-inning effort. Four of DePierre's eight runs surrendered were unearend due to three AFA errors.
Price Paramore had two of the Falcons' three hits with Karl Bolt collecting the other.
The Falcons return to action tomorrow, Sat. April, 23, with another seven inning contest beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday's game will also be a seven inning affair, also beginning at 1 p.m.