Air Force Falls At Utah, 13-2
SALT LAKE CITY- A seven-run fourth inning rallied Utah to a 13-2 win over Air Force in a Mountain West Conference baseball game Friday night at Franklin Covey Field. The loss drops Air Force to 10-32 on the season and 1-17 in conference play. Utah improves to 25-23, 8-10.
The game was called after seven innings due to the 10-run mercy rule that the coaches agreed to prior to the game.
Ute starter Lucas Trinnaman (3-3) picked up the win, holding the Falcons to just two hits in the seven inning complete game. Trinnaman struck out nine while walking two. Air Force starter Casey Allen (1-5) took the loss, allowing 10 runs in 4.2 innings of work.
Air Force took an early 2-0 lead in the second inning. Karl Bolt scored the first run on a throwing error by the catcher on Jon Polston's steal of second. Polston later came around to score after another Utah error
After being held scoreless through the first three innings, Utah broke the game open with seven runs in the fourth on six hits. John Welsh capped off the inning with a two-run homer.
The Utes tacked on three runs in both the fifth and seventh innings to make it 13-2. Utah had 16 hits on the day with seven players recording multiple hits. Bret Baldwin was 3-for-5 with three runs and three RBI.
Bolt and Griggs had the lone two hits for Air Force.
The Falcons and Utes conclued the series tomorrow at 1 p.m. back at Franklin Covey Field.