Air Force baseball downs No. 7 LSU to split opening series

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Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 6:16 PM MST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (KKTV) - Air Force baseball (1-1) rallied in the ninth inning to defeat seventh-ranked Lousiana State Sunday afternoon in Baton Rouge.

The Falcons scored three runs in the final frame, two via intentional walks and a third by a sacrifice fly, taking a 6-4 lead. Senior Christian Gambale finished 1-for-3 on the day, including the deep fly in the 9th inning to score Sam Kulasingam.

Air Force’s starting pitcher John Byrnes threw 5.0 innings, allowing just 2 earned runs and striking out three batter. Joe Martinez picked up the win, pitching 0.2 innings of relief. Paul Skenes earned his first save of the season.

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