May 9, 2004

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CRAZY EIGHTS – The 8th-ranked Notre Dame baseball team (35-9, 12-5), which played eight games in eight days before taking eight days off for final exams, is set to return to action in a rare Sunday-Monday BIG EAST baseball series at Connecticut … teams continue to scramble for positioning in the BIG EAST standings, with Pittsburgh (14-5), Rutgers (13-5) and ND each at or near the top spot … the ND-UConn series has Tuesday available as a makeup date if any of the three games are rained out … junior RHPs Chris Niesel and Grant Johnson are slated to start on the mound in Sunday’s noon doubleheader … see PDF for updated notes on the Irish team and the starters.