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UCCS baseball the beneficiary of Air Force sports rarity

May 2, 2017 Updated: May 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm
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In a rare move, Air Force baseball is playing a game today in Colorado Springs away from Falcon Field.

The Falcons will play UCCS at Security Service Field – home of the Sky Sox – at 6 p.m.

This will be the first time an Air Force team in any of the four major sports – baseball, basketball, football and hockey – will play at a local neutral site since the men’s basketball team hosted Wake Forest at World Arena in Nov. 2006.

Air Force baseball coach Mike Kazlausky said prior to the season that success at home had made him reluctant to take games away from the academy, where his team had posted a 40-15 record over the past three years. However, an opportunity for an all-local matchup against the NCAA Division II Mountain Lions in the program’s inaugural baseball season was enough to entice Kazlausky into taking the game to a Triple-A venue.

The Falcons (22-20) enter the game on a six-game winning streak and with the best batting average (.339) in Division I.

UCCS (22-24) will close its regular season with today’s game.

Air Force defeated the Mountain Lions 9-8 on April 26th in the first meeting between the teams. A wild-pitch brought home the winning run in that game at Falcon Field.

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