SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Riding the pitching of junior Cameron White, Air Force snapped a 11-year losing streak at San Diego State, winning 4-2 Friday night in Mountain West action at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Falcons snapped a 28-game losing streak in San Diego, improving to 14-33, 6-19. San Diego State fell to 24-25, 13-13.
Air Force’s last win in San Diego was on March, 16, 2002. The Falcons also reached six conference wins for the first time since 2002 as well.
White (3-9) notched career-high’s with seven strikeouts in nine innings pitched for his third complete game of the season. The junior right-hander did not allow a base hit until the fifth inning. White held SDSU to five hits and two runs while not allowing a walk. The Colleyville, Texas, native retired the first batter in seven straight innings in the game. He also cracked AFA’s top 10 list for innings pitched in a season, now with 94.2.
Air Force had four hits in the game. Garrett Custons, Seth Kline, Zach Recks and Matt Thorne had base hits for the Falcons. Kline and Thorne both hit RBI-doubles. Spencer Draws scored two runs off two walks.
The Falcons scored two runs in the first and one in the second to build a 3-0 lead. Reks had an RBI single and David Baska had an RBI ground out for the runs in the first. Thorne had a two out RBI-double for the third run.
San Diego State got on the board with a run in the sixth. Air Force countered with a run in the seventh to go back up three, leading 4-1. The Aztecs scored a run in the ninth, a got the game-trying run to the plate, but White was able to close out the game.
Air Force’s final run came off a double down the right field line by Kline, scoring Draws from first.
White out-dueled Aztec starting pitcher Michael Cederoth (3-6) who struck out seven in six innings pitched.
Game two the three-game series is tomorrow at 1 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.
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