Three San Diego State pitchers combined to hold Air Force to three hits, as the Aztecs took a 5-2 Mountain West Conference baseball game over the Falcons Saturday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The loss dropped the Falcons to 14-33, 3-14 while the Aztecs improved to 33-19, 12-8.
SDSU freshman right-hander Ryan O’Sullivan (4-2) held the Falcons to three hits in seven innings, striking out six in the win. Goldy Simmons pitched a scoreless eighth and closer, Addison Reed, a scoreless ninth, to pick up his league-leading 17th save of the season.
Air Force got another solid effort out of its starting pitching, as junior right-hander Alex Truesdale (2-8) worked seven innings, surrendering five runs and striking out five. Michael Ruvolo pitched a scoreless eighth inning in relief.
San Diego State took an early 2-0 lead in the second on a two-run homer by Matt Parker. Air Force tied the game up with two runs in the third on a two-run double by Matt Alexander.
The Aztecs took the lead in the fourth with a run and later tacked on two more runs in the sixth with a two-RBI single by Parker. SDSU had 11 hits on the day. Parker led the way, going 2-for-4 with four RBIs.
Addison Gentry, Alexander and Ben Ausbun had Air Force’s three hits.
The Falcons and Aztecs conclude the series tomorrow, May 10, at 1 p.m. PST.