Mar 23, 2014 12:43 AM by Greg Smith
RENO, Nev. - Air Force baseball dropped a 5-2 ballgame at Nevada Saturday afternoon at Peccole Park. The Falcons dropped to 4-17, 1-7 on the season and the Wolf Pack improved to 11-11, 5-6.
Nevada scored two runs in the first inning and led the remainder of the way. The Falcons plated runs in the second and fourth innings. The Wolf Pack also scored a run in the third and two in the seventh.
Air Force had eight hits in the game. Third baseman Noah Pierce went 2-for-4. Left fielder Tyler Jones added a triple and a run. Catcher Brian Sicher hit a double and had an RBI. Shortstop Russell Williams also had a hit and run scored.
Falcon starting pitcher Griffin Jax (1-5) took the loss, allowing three runs, two earned, in four innings pitched. Jax struck out two. Nathan Stanford followed Jax with three innings of relief, allowing two runs. Ben Yokley pitched a scoreless eighth inning.
Nevada had nine hits on the day. Left fielder Kewby Meyer went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs to lead the Wolf Pack. Evan McMahan (2-0) picked up the win in relief. Starting pitcher Barry Timko pitched 4.2 innings, allowing two runs. Adam Whitt retired the final two batters in the ninth for the save.
Game three wraps up the series tomorrow. First pitch is 1 p.m. PST.