Oct. 9, 2015


NOTRE DAME, Ind. – What’s more fun than candy, costumes and baseball? The University of Notre Dame baseball team agrees and believes it’s the perfect combination.

With that in mind, the Irish have put together a perfect evening for fans the night before Halloween (Oct. 30).

As part of their regular fall scrimmage schedule, which continues at 5:15 p.m. (ET) Friday night (Oct. 9) and runs through November 1, the Irish have planned a special Halloween scrimmage that will offer fans a chance to wear their costumes to the ballpark, take part in a haunted house spread throughout the stadium and receive candy and autographs from the 2016 Irish.

While the haunted house feature will only take place on Friday, October 30, fans are invited to wear their costumes to the ballpark for post-game trick-or-treat that Saturday and Sunday as well.

In addition to the October 30 Halloween festivities, the Irish will continue their weekend three-pack of scrimmages, with nine more still on the docket.

On football game day versus Navy, fans that head out to the stadium will have a chance to pick up an Irish seat cushion. The following Saturday on USC game day, Notre Dame baseball will pass out drink koozies, that will keep your beverage cold and your hand warm throughout the year.

Both giveaways can be picked up in the stands behind home plate.

Notre Dame returns a remarkable amount of talent from its first NCAA Regional team since 2006, as 26 players including the entire infield and catcher Ryan Lidge are back in 2016.

On the mound, the Irish have back 549.0 of 554.2 innings pitched in 2015 and also return senior David Hearne and junior Jim Orwick, who both missed last season with injuries.

For more information on the fall scrimmages, follow the Irish on Facebook (/NDBaseball), Twitter (@NDBaseball) and Instagram (NotreDameBaseball).

–Russell Dorn, Athletics Communications Assistant Director