AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jake Greiving hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to give Air Force a 9-7 win over Louisiana Tech in an elimination game of the Austin Region on Sunday.
The Falcons (32-28) face host Texas, the No. 10 overall seed, later Sunday and need two wins to advance to the Super Regional.
Gabriel Garcia walked to lead off the eighth before Greiving’s one out homer, his second of the game, cleared the left field wall.
Garcia and Greiving were both 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Sam Kulasingam was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, matching Garcia and Trayden Tamiya was 4 for 5 as the Falcons had 17 hits. They scored two runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.
CJ Dornak went the final 2 1/3 innings for his first decision of the season.
Taylor Young had a two-run homer for Louisiana Tech (43-21) and Jorge Corona and Steele Netterville had solo shots, with Netterville tying the game at 7-all in the bottom of the seventh.
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