NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame baseball team will head out on the road for their second to last ACC road trip of the season this weekend. The Irish are taking on Coastal division foe Pittsburgh for a three-game set as both teams enter the second half of ACC play. The three game series will kick of Friday night at 6 p.m. ET and all three games will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra.
|Notre Dame (14-21, 8-10 ACC) vs. Pitt (11-25, 3-15 ACC)|
|When:|| Friday, April 19 | 6:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 20 | 3:00 p.m. ET
Sunday, April 21 | 1:00 p.m. ET
|Where:||Pittsburgh, Pa. | Charles L. Cost Field|
|Watch:|| ACC Network Extra – Friday
ACC Network Extra – Saturday
ACC Network Extra – Sunday
Know the Opponent: Pitt
- The lone road series of April will have the Irish traveling to Pittsburgh to face off with their old BIG EAST and current ACC foe Pitt.
- The Irish lead the all-time series with Pitt, 45-22, after winning two-of-three to close the home slate at Frank Eck Stadium last season.
- Scott Tully went seven innings while Matt Vierling and Daniel Jung added two RBI a piece in the series-opening 7-4 win over the Panthers.
- The Irish clinched the series with a 7-5 comeback win over Pitt in the second game. Niko Kavadas went a career-high 4-for-4 from the plate and added two RBI in the win.
- With the series win, Notre Dame is 13-4 in its last 17 games against the Panthers.
Pitching Leads to Midweek Win Over Northwestern
- Coming off the thrilling walk-off win against No. 21 North Carolina, the Irish looked to keep the momentum going into their midweek matchup with Northwestern.
- Tommy Vail had another strong performance on the mound, making his second start in as many weeks.
- He set a career high for innings once again, going five against the Wildcats while just allowing one hit, no walks and struck out six.
- After allowing a hit in the first inning, Vail retired the final 14 batters he faced.
- The Irish jumped out in front in the second inning after a RBI single from Jack Zyska scored two runners to give the Irish a 3-1 lead.
- Andrew Belcik came in to start the seventh and protect a 4-2 lead.
- The junior right-hander stifled the Wildcat lineup over three innings, allowing just one base-runner on a walk while striking out five and not allowing a hit.
- Zyska added two insurance runs in the eighth after his first career triple scored David LaManna and Spencer Myers.