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Aoki Sets Schedule For 2017

Nov. 8, 2016

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By Michael Scholl

University of Notre Dame baseball coach Mik Aoki has announced the schedule for his seventh campaign at the helm of the Irish program. The season opens at the Alamo Irish Classic in San Antonio on Friday, Feb. 17.

This year’s slate features 10 opponents which qualified for the 2016 NCAA Championship, as well as three which advanced to an NCAA Super Regional. Of those three Super Regional foes, two will visit Frank Eck Stadium in Florida State (March 24-26) and Louisville (May 5-7) to bookend home ACC play. The schedule also sees the Irish return to a Major League ballpark, as they take on Central Michigan on April 18 at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers.

The Irish will compete at the Alamo Irish Classic the opening weekend, followed by a trip west to San Diego for the Tony Gwynn Classic (Feb. 24-26) and the USA Baseball-Irish Classic in Cary, North Carolina (March 3-5) prior to opening conference play.

Frank Eck Stadium will open its gates on Tuesday, March 21, when Northern Illinois visits. The home slate includes Atlantic Coast Conference series with Florida State (March 24-26), NC State (March 31-April 2), Georgia Tech (April 7-9), Duke (April 28-30) and Louisville (May 5-7).

Visiting The Eck for non-conference games beyond NIU in the home opener, opponents will include Toledo, Chicago State, Michigan State, Illinois State, Valparaiso, Eastern Michigan and Austin Peay. The Irish will also make the short trip to downtown South Bend for an exhibition with the Class-A South Bend Cubs on Wednesday, April 5.

On the road, the Irish visit Clemson (March 10-12), Pittsburgh (March 17-19) Wake Forest (April 14-16), Virginia (April 21-23) and Boston College (May 18-20).

The 2017 ACC Baseball Championship will be held May 23-28 at Louisville Slugger Field in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Cincinnati Reds’ Triple-A affiliate Louisville Bats.

Nelson Wolff Stadium // San Antonio, Texas
Feb. 17-19
Lafayette | 2016 Record: 14-29
Saint Louis | 2016 Record: 24-31
Incarnate Word | 2016 Record: 13-38

Fowler Park // San Diego, Calif.
Feb. 24-26
San Diego | 2016 Record: 27-29
Other Opponents TBD

USA Baseball National Training Complex // Cary, N.C.
March 3-5
Maryland | 2016 Record: 30-27
UMass Lowell | 2016 Record: 20-32
Rhode Island | 2016 Record: 30-25 | NCAA Regional Qualifier
Monmouth | 2016 Record: 30-27

at Clemson
Doug Kingsmore Stadium // Clemson, S.C.
March 10-12
2016 Record: 42-18 | NCAA Regional Qualifier

at Davidson
Wilson Field // Davidson, N.C.
March 14
2016 Record: 28-26

at Pittsburgh
Petersen Sports Complex // Pittsburgh, Pa.
March 17-19
2016 Record: 25-26

Northern Illinois
Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
March 21
2016 Record: 24-32

Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
March 22
2016 Record: 19-38-1

Florida State
Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
March 24-26
2016 Record: 37-20 | NCAA Super Regional Qualifier

Chicago State
Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
March 28
2016 Record: 12-41

NC State
Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
March 31-April 2
2016 Record: 35-20 | NCAA Regional Qualifier

at Michigan
Ray Fisher Stadium // Ann Arbor, Mich.
April 4
2016 Record: 36-21

at South Bend Cubs (Exhibition)
Four Winds Field // South Bend, Ind.
Class-A Affiliate of Chicago Cubs

Georgia Tech
Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
April 7-9
2016 Record: 36-23 | NCAA Regional Qualifier

Michigan State
Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
April 11
2016 Record: 36-20

at Wake Forest
Gene Hooks Field // Winston-Salem, N.C.
April 14-16
2016 Record: 34-25 | NCAA Regional Qualifier

vs. Central Michigan
Comerica Park // Detroit, Mich.
April 18
2016 Record: 23-37

Illinois State
Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
April 19
2016 Record: 17-37

at Virginia
Davenport Field // Charlottesville, Va.
April 21-23
2016 Record: 37-20 | NCAA Regional Qualifier

Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
April 25
2016 Record: 29-28

Eastern Michigan
Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
April 26
2016 Record: 23-36

Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
April 28-30
2016 Record: 33-22 | NCAA Regional Qualifier

Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
May 5-7
2016 Record: 47-12 | NCAA Super Regional Qualifier

Austin Peay
Frank Eck Stadium // Notre Dame Ind.
May 12-14
2016 Record: 34-23

at Boston College
Shea Field // Chestnut Hill, Mass.
May 18-20
2016 Record: 31-20 | NCAA Super Regional Qualifier

ACC Baseball Championships
Louisville Slugger Field // Louisville, Ky.
May 23-28
Defending Champion: Clemson

NCAA Regionals – June 2-5
NCAA Super Regionals – June 9-12
NCAA College World Series – June 17-28

– ND –

Michael Scholl joined Fighting Irish Media in August 2016, coordinating communications for the baseball program and assisting with the football team at his alma mater. The South Bend native earned a degree in political science from the College of Arts & Letters in 2009 before going on to work in athletics communications at Providence College, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati.