Texas Baseball over Air Force, 10-1 win 2022 NCAA Regional

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Texas Air Force National Anthem
Texas Baseball vs Air Force National Anthem (photo Stephen Spillman Texas Athletics)

AUSTIN, Texas - No. 9 Texas Baseball wins NCAA Regional over United States Air Force, 10-1 to advance to the Super Regional. Just a couple hours prior, the Air Force beat Louisiana Tech to stay alive. The temperature at game time was 95 but felt like 100.

This is Texas Baseball's 23rd NCAA Regional win.

Texas started the first inning putting up five runs staring with Ivan Melendez hitting his 30th home run of the season that also brought in Dylan Campbell who had been on first after a walk. Austin Todd singled to right then made it to second after Skyler Messinger walked. Silas Ardoin singled making it bases loaded. After a pass ball, runners advanced and Austin Todd scored. Mitchell Daly walked giving way to Trey Faltine hitting a ground-rule double down the right field line that scored Messinger and Ardoin.

Ivan Melendez hits 30th HR
Ivan Melendez hits 30th HR against Air Force in 2022 NCAA Regional Final (photo Texas Athletics)
Dylan Campbell Home Run
Dylan Campbell Home Run in 4th inning of 2022 NCAA Regional Finals against Air Force. (photo Texas Athletics)

Austin Todd scored for Texas in the third. Dylan Campbell hit a home run over the left field wall in the fourth. Skyler Messinger scored in the fifth after Silas Ardoin doubled to right center. Dylan Campbell punched another solo home run to left field in the eighth. In the ninth, Trey Faltine doubled that scored Messinger.

Travis Sthele starts on the mound for Texas, pitched three innings, threw 50 pitches (27 strikes 54%), faced 13 batters, and struck out two. Jared Southard pitched three innings, threw 50 pitches (31 strikes 62%), faced 12 batters, struck out six, and got the win. Andre Duplantier II pitched two innings, threw 27 pitches (19 strikes 70%), faced 7 batters, struck out two. Lebarron Johnson pitched the final inning, threw 20 pitched (14 strikes 70%), faced four, struck out two.

Texas Longhorns 9' x 9' Checkerboard Canopy Tent

Texas advances to the NCAA Super Regionals.


Texas: 10 | Air Force: 1


After the game, the Austin Regional All-Tournament Team was announced:

  • Most Valuable Player – Skyler Messinger, Texas
  • Catcher – Jorge Corona, Louisiana Tech
  • First Base – Ivan Melendez*, Texas
  • Second Base – Trayden Tamiya, Air Force
  • Third Base – Skyler Messinger*, Texas
  • Shortstop – Trey Faltine, Texas
  • Outfield – Jake Greiving, Air Force
  • Outfield – Murphy Stehly, Texas
  • Outfield – Dylan Campbell, Texas
  • Outfield – Gabriel Garcia, Air Force
  • Designated Hitter – Austin Todd, Texas
  • Pitcher – Tristan Stevens, Texas
  • Pitcher – Doyle Gehring, Air Force

*unanimous

There are four outfielders due to a tie in the voting

Air Force Stands Behind Texas
Air Force Stands Behind Texas (photo Texas Athletics)

Terry Middleton

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