May 23, 2002

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – The Notre Dame baseball team posted its eighth straight win with an 8-4 victory over Rutgers in Thursday’s first-round action of the BIG EAST Championship.

The Irish pushed their overall record to 42-14 and next will face Virginia Tech in Friday’s key winner’s bracket game (3:30 EDT, 2:30 in South Bend).

Check back to for a complete recap of the day’s events (including picture gallery). A boxscore and play-by-play of the ND-RU game currently can be accessed at the livestats link on the main page.