For some reason, Air Force outfielder Nathan Carter just has a knack for hitting triples. He led the NCAA with 10 triples as a freshman. He was Air Force’s all-time leader in triples by the time his junior year was done. And in game one of a doubleheader against BYU today, Carter hit his 33rd career triple, breaking the NCAA record that had been held by Indiana State’s Bob Zeihen since 1988. Carter had to break the record this weekend, because this is the final weekend of the regular season and the Falcons didn’t qualify for the Mountain West Tournament.
Carter, a 23rd round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers out of high school in 2007, is Air Force’s only senior this season who played all four years. His four senior teammates took a year off before returning to play their final season (I’ll have a story on them in the next few days).