This season hasn’t been too kind to Air Force baseball. The Falcons started pretty well, then dropped eight in a row to start Mountain West play. They did get a highlight Friday, however, thanks to sophomore left-hander Ben Bertelson.
Bertelson gave up only one run over eight innings and Air Force beat San Diego State for the first time since 2003 with a 7-3 win. That snapped a 35-game losing streak to the Aztecs. Bertelson, who had a 1-3 record this season coming into Friday’s game, gave up a run in the first inning, then held the Aztecs scoreless for the next seven innings.
Air Force is now 15-24 overall and 1-8 in conference play.