April 28, 2002
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame-Arizona State makeup baseball game scheduled for Sunday morning at Eck Stadium was cancelled due to the combination of inclement weather and ASU’s travel schedule.
The Irish (30-12) – who won Friday night’s game (9-4) before seeing Saturday’s game rained out – will attempt to add a makeup game to round out their 56-game schedule, with the possibility of converting an existing midweek game into a doubleheader. Notre Dame has nine BIG EAST Conference games remaining, plus four midweek games.
Junior righthander Peter Ogilvie (the probable starter for the second ASU game) now will have the chance to pitch on Tuesday night in Comstock Park, Mich. (just outside of Grand Rapids) versus a Michigan team that he dominated in the 2001 meeting between the teams. Ogilvie tossed the first complete game of his ND career in that 9-1 win, allowing five hits and one walk while facing four batters over the minimum (31) and posting six strikeouts in the 109-pitch outing.
Weather also forced Sunday’s postponement of three BIG EAST series – St. John’s at Boston College, West Virginia at Rutgers and Georgetown at Connecticut – with BIG EAST policy dictating that those teams must attempt to play a makeup game on Monday. Pittsburgh was able to play its home game on Sunday versus Villanova, with the Panthers (8-9) claiming the series thanks to a 5-1 win over the Wildcats (9-10).