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Air Force picks up first NCAA Tournament win since 1967; Army eliminated

Air Force will look to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive on Sunday.

For the first time since 1967, Air Force has won a NCAA Tournament game!

After falling to Texas by a score of 11-3, the Falcons kept their title hopes alive with an elimination game victory over Dallas Baptist, 5-1.

On Saturday, the tone was set on the mound. Doyle Gehring mowed through the DBU lineup on 116 pitches, giving up three hits and one earned run while striking out seven batters.

Behind him, the offense did damage. Both Sam Kulasingham and Paul Skenes hit home runs on the biggest stage, tallying three of the four Falcon RBI in the third inning.

Air Force will look to continue their winning ways with a matchup against Louisiana Tech at 2 p.m. EDT on Sunday afternoon. With a win there, they’ll have another shot at Texas with a 7 p.m. EDT first pitch.

For Army, their stay wasn’t too kind. Although both their losses were close, they’re packing their bags after only two games.

Against Southern Miss, their pitching was on point as Connelly Early gave up only one earned run in six innings of work. Their offense couldn’t do damage though, losing by a score of 2-0.

In the Black Knights elimination game against Kennesaw State, they couldn’t respond to a seven run Owl burst in the middle innings losing by a score of 9-8.

Army has now lost eight consecutive NCAA Tournament games.