In a marathon four hour and 22 minute game, Air Force baseball lost 4-3 at Creighton in 14 innings, Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park. It was the third-longest game played in program history.
Trailing 3-0, Air Force (9-14) tied the game up in the eighth inning and ultimately sent the game into extra innings.
Creighton (12-7) won it in the 14th on third baseman Harrison Crawford's bases loaded RBI-single, that scored pinch hitter Matt Gandy from third.
The Bluejays led early with a three-run third inning. The score remained that way until the eighth inning when rightfielder Spencer Draws hit a bases-loaded three-run double to tie the game up for the Falcons.
Air Force eight hits in the game. Second baseman Tyler Zabojnik, reserve catcher Jordan Hanlin and shortstop Shaun Mize had two hits each to lead AFA. The Falcons also stole four bases on the night with Zabojnik and leftfielder Tyler Jones swiping two each.
Junior lefthander Trent Monaghan pitched five innings in the start. Monaghan allowed just one earned run. The Falcon bullpen had a solid night as four reliever combined to pitch eight innings without allowing an earned run. Sophomore Nathan Stanford pitch a scoreless sixth, junior Steven Trojan pitched two scoreless and senior Ben Yokley worked three scoreless. Freshman Michael Rieker (1-0), who took the loss, pitched two innings without allowing an earned run.
Creighton reliever Ethan DeCaster (2-0) picked up the win. Starter Rollie Lacy went one scoreless inning. The Bluejays had 12 hits in the game. Leadoff hitter Daniel Woodrow had three hits to lead Creighton.
Air Force returns to action Friday, beginning a three-game road series at Jacksonville State.