The Air Force boxing team won a pair of national titles, as junior Matt DeMars and senior Cory Tintzman won their respective title bouts during the finals of the National Collegiate Boxing Association National Championships on Saturday in West Point, N.Y.
The titles by the Falcons’ captains count as the 103rd and 104th in the program’s history.
DeMars successfully defended his 112-pound title by defeating Navy’s Huy Troung. DeMars finished his junior campaign with a 7-0 record.
Tintzman also completed a perfect season, finishing his senior year with a 9-0 record.
AIR FORCE BASEBALL
At Falcon Field: Air Force lost 16-9 to San Diego State, dropping the Falcons to 7-23, 1-6.
San Diego State jumped to an early 6-1 lead after three innings and used an eight-run fifth to hold off a late charge by Air Force. The Aztecs led 16-1 before Air Force scored eight unanswered runs, plating one in the seventh and seven in the eighth, to make it 16-9. Both team suffered from control problems on the mound, combining to issue 16 walks.
Brandon Meredith led San Diego State’s 15-hit attack by going 5-for-6 with four runs scored. Chris Wilson added five RBIs.
K.J. Randhawa went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, Nathan Carter added three runs scored and Garrett Custons hit a three-run homer to lead the Falcons.
AIR FORCE TRACK AND FIELD
At Boulder: Air Force concluded competition at the Colorado Invitational. Junior Conner Van Fossen won the men’s javelin throw, while freshman Bizzy Mellado placed second in the pole vault to lead their respective teams at the non-scoring meet that featured over 1,100 athletes.
CC MEN'S LACROSSE
At Gambier, Ohio: Senior midfielder Brendan Gangl scored three goals and added a pair of assists as Colorado Collegebegan a critical four-game road swing with a 12-9 victory at Kenyon College.
The Tigers improved to 6-1 and extended their current winning streak to four games as CC strengthened its case for at an-large berth in next month’s NCAA Tournament.
At Denver: The Metro State Roadrunners gave evidence that their No. 4 national ranking in softball is merited as they scored a pair of shutout wins (8-0, 12-0) over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs at Auraria Field.
Landry Davis and Christina Blanton had two hits each for UCCS (11-23, 8-17 RMAC). Ashley Jordan and Kailey Hernandez each added one.