March 13, 2001
FRESNO, Calif. – Sophomore righthander Peter Ogilvie had a solid five-inning debut in his first collegiate game but the Notre Dame bullpen failed to hold the lead, as Navy rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth in a game that ended 4-4 after 10 innings of play, in second-round action Tuesday at the Pepsi/Johnny Quik Classic, held at Fresno State’s Beiden Field.
The game was halted after 10 innings of play due to the tournament’s time limit (no inning can start after two hours, 50 minutes of play), with four games being played on each day of the six-day tournament.
Notre Dame (9-2-1), which rose as high as eighth in this week’s national rankings, set a school record by scoring in its 134th consecutive game, besting a 133-game streak that opened the tenure of Irish head coach Paul Mainieri (1995-97).
The Irish had plenty of chances to open a big lead, with 15 baserunners in the first nine innings (eight were stranded and two were thrown out on stolen-base attempts, plus a double play).
Ogilvie-who has not pitched full-time since his sophomore year in high school due to a string of injuries-surrendered just one unearned run and three hits over his five-inning outing, with two strikeouts.
The Irish opened the scoring in the second inning, with a muffed catch by the Navy first baseman opening the door for Andrew Bushey’s RBI triple to the gap in right-center field. Brian Stavisky’s single up the middle and Joe Thaman’s bloop double down the leftfield line then pushed the Notre Dame lead to 3-0 in the third.
#8 NOTRE DAME (9-2-1) 0-1-2 0-0-0 1-0-0 0 – 4 13 2
NAVY (2-6-1) 0-0-1 0-0-1 0-0-2 0 – 4 10 1
Peter Ogilvie, Drew Duff (6), Mike Naumann (8), Matt Laird (9) and Paul O’Toole.
Scott Vane, Brad Deafenbaugh (8) and David Woolsey
Triples: Andrew Bushey (ND), Matt Foster (NAVY)
Doubles: Steve Stanley (ND), Paul O’Toole (ND), Joe Thaman (ND), Matt Foster (NAVY), Jason Guidos (NAVY)