No. 9 Texas dominates Air Force 10-1, advance to the Super Regionals

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No. 9 Texas baseball is moving on to the Super Regionals for the second straight season after a dominant 10-1 performance over Air Force in the Austin Regional final.

The Longhorns’ offense wasted no time in this one, striking for five runs in the first inning behind an Ivan Melendez home run and a Trey Faltine two-RBI double.

Melendez’s home run marked No. 30 on the season, marking the first player in college baseball to hit 30 bombs since Kris Bryant in 2013.

The relentless Texas offense would keep applying pressure all game. The Horns finished with 10 runs on 13 hits, six of which being extra-base hits.

Dylan Campbell continues to prove his bat needs to stay in the lineup as the outfield launched two home runs over the left-field wall in the game. Campbell was locked in at the plate for the entirety of the regional.

The effort of Texas’ pitching staff should not go unnoticed. Texas pieced together a bullpen game to hold the powerful Falcons’ offense to just one run on six hits. Jared Southard picked up the victory giving Texas three shutout frames in relief.

Texas now awaits the winner of the Greenville Regional. If Eastern Carolina wins, Texas will travel for the Super Regional. If Coastal Carolina can pull off the upset, Texas will stay at home next week.

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