AUSTIN — For the first time in 53 years, the Air Force baseball team competed in the postseason on Friday in NCAA Regional rematch with Texas.
A shaky start on defense as well as an extended five-run Longhorns 5th inning were too much to overcome, as the Falcons fell to the Longhorns, 11 to 3.
Paul Skenes, who hadn't lost a start since March 18, was relieved after 4+ innings, having allowed seven hits and six runs (four earned) with four strikeouts and a pair of hit batters. The Longhorns were calculated in their approach at the plate, consistently prolonging counts and forcing Skenes into deep at-bats.
Air Force will face Dallas Baptist on Saturday in an elimination game in the Austin Regional. First pitch is schedule for 11 A.M. MT.
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