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Air Force drops slugfest to UNLV, 20-13

U.S. Air Force Academy junior shortstop K.J. Randhawa stops a badly thrown ball as UNLV steals 2nd base during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The loss dropped Air Force to 14-25 overall, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. Air Force Academy junior shortstop K.J. Randhawa stops a badly thrown ball as UNLV steals 2nd base during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The loss dropped Air Force to 14-25 overall, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. Air Force Academy junior pitcher Alex Truesdale delivers a pitch during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons had 18 hits on the day with three homers, but dropped to a 14-25 overall record, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8 (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. Air Force Academy junior pitcher Alex Truesdale delivers a pitch during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons had 18 hits on the day with three homers, but dropped to a 14-25 overall record, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8 (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. Air Force Academy sophomore second baseman Jon McMahon swings at a pitch as he went 2 for 6 during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons  had 18 hits on the day with three homers, but dropped to a 14-25 overall record, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. Air Force Academy sophomore second baseman Jon McMahon swings at a pitch as he went 2 for 6 during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons had 18 hits on the day with three homers, but dropped to a 14-25 overall record, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. Air Force Academy sophomore second baseman Jon McMahon slides safely into second base during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The loss dropped Air Force to 14-25 overall, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. Air Force Academy sophomore second baseman Jon McMahon slides safely into second base during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The loss dropped Air Force to 14-25 overall, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. Air Force Academy junior centerfielder Daniel Walker squares up for a bunt during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The loss dropped Air Force to 14-25 overall, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8  (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. Air Force Academy junior centerfielder Daniel Walker squares up for a bunt during the 20-13 loss to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Falcon Field April 25 at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The loss dropped Air Force to 14-25 overall, with a Mountain West Conference record of 3-8 (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- When the wind blows out at Falcon Field, it often turns into a home-run derby. In a game that featured nine home runs and 41 total hits, UNLV out-slugged Air Force 20-13 in Mountain West Conference baseball action April 25. The loss drops the Falcons to 14-25, 3-8, while the Rebels improved to 21-21, 6-8.

UNLV had 23 hits on the day, including six homers. Bryan Resnick, Jarred Frierson, Ryan Thornton, Rance Roundy, Kyle Kretchmer and Joe DiMaggio homered for the Rebels. Resnick had four hits and Frierson added four RBIs. Every starter for UNLV had at least two hits.

Air Force had 18 hits on the day with three homers. Ben Ausbun, Nathan Carter and Matt Alexander homered for the Falcons. For Ausbun, it was his fourth homer in three games and Alexander hit his conference-leading 14th on the year. Alexander went 5-for-6 on the day with a pair of doubles and five RBIs.

UNLV starter Andrew Beresford (3-2) picked up the win, pitching six innings and striking out seven.

Falcon starter Alex Truesdale (2-6) was tagged for nine runs in 5.1 innings, striking out four in the loss. Michael Ruvolo, Jason Griggs and Mike Kazakoff pitched in relief for AFA.

After a scoreless first, UNLV scored in every inning after, highlighted by multiple runs in five-of-the-last-six innings. Air Force recorded a base hit in every inning and scored multiple runs in five different innings.

Carter, Addison Gentry, Ausbun, Jon McMahon and K.J. Randhawa had two hits each for Air Force. Carter and Alexander both scored three runs each for the Falcons, with Gentry and Ausbun scoring two each.