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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • New father Rafael Ynoa picks up four hits in helping Sky Sox to victory on Father's Day

    Updated: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    Rafael Ynoa had a one-sided conversation via Facetime on Sunday morning before his best professional game in at least two years. And whether it was that talk with his 2-month-old daughter, Amalia, that propelled him to a four-hit day in leading the Sky Sox to a 4-3 victory over Salt...

  • Salt Lake hammers Sky Sox behind charitable shortstop

    Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Vance Albitz has no use for a lineup card. When he enters the clubhouse, he walks past it without so much as a glance. So, on Saturday night, Albitz didn't know he wasn't supposed to start for Salt Lake until Shawn O'Malley was a late scratch at shortstop. Albitz went 5 for 5 with...

  • Big inning again haunts Friedrich as Sky Sox fall to Salt Lake

    Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    Another Christian Friedrich start played out more like a game of minesweeper, where his missteps turn into game-changing disasters. Friedrich cruised through five shutout innings, dominating Salt Lake as his team built a six-run lead. Everything came unraveled in the Bees'...

  • Tough luck continues to haunt Sky Sox starter Yohan Flande

    Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    Yohan Flande’s win-loss record took another hit, even as his reputation continued to improve. The Sky Sox starter gave up a pair of first-inning runs, which would be all Las Vegas needed in a 3-1 victory in a Thursday night game delayed 87 minutes by rain. Flande had his...

  • Series preview: Sky Sox vs. Salt Lake

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Salt Lake at Sky Sox Game times: 7:05 p.m. Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday, 1:35 p.m. Sunday, 12:35 p.m. Monday What to watch: The series begins with Friday Fireworks and concludes with a pair of day games with early forecasts calling for temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s. For...

  • Frank Viola tests strength after heart surgery

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Three months removed from heart surgery, it wasn't the Colorado Springs altitude that brought Frank Viola a dose of the new realities of his life on the road. It was the restaurants. Viola, the former Cy Young Award winner and current pitching coach for the Las Vegas 51s, dropped...

  • Q&A: Air Force volleyball player Emma Dridge participates in Mountain West meetings

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Air Force volleyball player Emma Dridge, who will be a senior this upcoming season, recently made Mountain West history in June when she, along with New Mexico track and field athlete Kendall Spencer, became the first students to participate in the conference's Board of Director's...

  • Las Vegas catcher, on loan from the Mets, leads power show against Sky Sox

    Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Travis d'Arnaud's swing sure looked good Wednesday, as he clubbed a pair of home runs for Las Vegas in a 14-7 pounding of the Sky Sox. But for d'Arnaud, that was never the issue. "It wasn't the swing," said the Mets' opening day catcher, who started the season 0 for 16 and never...

  • Change to North Gate hours shouldn't impact traffic for major AFA events

    Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Traffic for major Air Force athletic events shouldn’t see a difference from Wednesday’s announced reduction in North Gate access hours. The academy will reduce visitors’ access to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through the north entrance beginning on July 1. This is a two-hour reduction...

  • Sky Sox remain stockpiled with veterans as Rockies raid roster

    Updated: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    What's the major difference between Double-A and Triple-A, Tim Smalling was asked. "Up here guys may be a little more mature and there are some older guys who have been around a bit," answered Smalling on Monday, two days after making the jump from Tulsa to Colorado Springs. It...

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