The Nevada baseball team fell victim to an offensive juggernaut display from Air Force on Saturday at Falcon Field. The Falcons (7-2, 2-0) scored 12 runs in the first inning and went on to hand Nevada (4-7, 0-2) an 18-4 setback with 18 runs on 23 hits.
Air Force sent 16 batters to the plate and scored 12 runs on nine hits in the first inning while Nevada had to use three pitchers just to escape the frame. The Falcons went on to score six more runs, handing Nevada it’s most decisive loss since May 12, 2013.
The Wolf Pack plated three runs in the second inning on three consecutive RBI hits. Sophomore TJ Friedl hit a triple to score junior Trenton Brooks Nevada’s first run. Freshman Cooper Krug, making his first collegiate start, followed with a double down the left field line to score Friedl. Freshman Kaleb Foster then plated Krug with a double into right field. Nevada added one run in the eighth inning as senior Bryce Greager hit a leadoff double and scored on sophomore Cole Krzmarzick’s RBI single.
Greager led Nevada at the plate with a pair of hits and one run. Sophomore Grant Fennell also went 2-of-4.
Nevada used seven pitchers in the loss, allowing season-high marks in runs and hits. Sophomore RHP Mark Nowaczewski started on the mound and fell to 1-1 on the season. Redshirt freshman RHP Charlie Brooks pitched 1.2 scoreless innings and junior RHP Trevor Charpie pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth.
The series finale between Nevada and Air Force is set noon PT on Sunday at Falcon Field as Nevada looks for its first conference victory of the season. The game will be streamed live on the MW Network, powered by Campus Insiders.
Nevada Press Release