Falcons Place Three On MW All-Conference Baseball Team

    Sr. 2B Blair Roberts.

    Sr. 2B Blair Roberts.

    May 22, 2012

    USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force baseball placed three players on the 2012 Mountain West Baseball All-Conference team, announced today by the conference office. The Falcons were led by senior Blair Roberts, who earned first-team honors at second base.

    Junior Garrett Custons was named second-team catcher and sophomore Seth Kline earned second team honors at DH/Utility. Custons became Air Force's first two-time all-conference honoree since Josh Phifer, who did so in 2002-03. Air Force placed three players on the all-conference team for the first time since 2003.

    Roberts capped off a standout four-year career at Air Force by batting .258 as a senior with 25 runs scored. Roberts led the Falcons with 52 starts, 25 walks and nine stolen bases. He also ranked in the conference top 10 with 142 assists. The senior from Parker, Colo., was second on the team with a .302 average in Mountain West play. Roberts is Air Force's first all-conference middle infielder in the Mountain West era.

    Custons, who was a first-teamer as a sophomore last year, batted .316 with four homers, 16 doubles and 34 runs scored. Custons possesses one of the top throwing arms in all of the nation at catcher, leading the conference by throwing out 20 base runners and 66.7 percent of steal attempts (20-of-30). The Sarasota, Fla., native was first or second on the team in 11 offensive categories.

    Kline made significant strides from his freshman year to become one of Air Force's top hitters this year. Kline led the Falcons with a .322 batting average, .441 on-base percentage, five home runs and 25 walks. The Yakima, Wash., native also led the Falcons with in Mountain West play by batting .348, slugging .576 and hitting four of the team's six conference homers.

     

     

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