Feb. 9, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – There have been several minor changes to the Notre Dame 2010 baseball schedule, since its initial release on Oct. 29.

The Irish will no longer face Jackson State on Sunday, Feb. 21. Notre Dame will play a full, three-game series with Mississippi Valley State. Friday’s season opener remains on Feb. 19, but first pitch has been moved to 1:00 p.m. CT. Each of the final two contests of the series will be played at Legion Field in Greenville, Miss. – each at 1:00 p.m. CT.

The May 20 matchup series opening matchup against Louisville will be telecast live by ESPNU (other TV broadcasts are TBA).

The start time for Notre Dame’s third and final game at Georgetown on April 3 was scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET, but has been moved ahead one hour earlier to Noon.

The full schedule for the 2010 Irish Baseball Classic has been finalized. Notre Dame will face Bradley on Thurs., March 11 at 4:00 p.m. CT, Pacific on Fri., March 12 at 3:00 p.m. CT and Gonzaga on Sat., March 13 at Noon. The third place game will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the championship game at 1:00 p.m. on Sun., March 14.

Thursday, March 11
12:00 p.m. – Gonzaga vs. Pacific
4:00 p.m. – Bradley vs. Notre Dame
6:00 p.m. – Ingram H.S. vs. Texas Military Institute H.S.

Friday, March 12
12:00 p.m. – Bradley vs. Gonzaga
3:00 p.m. – Pacific vs. Notre Dame
6:00 p.m. – Natalia H.S. vs. Texas Military Institute H.S.

Saturday, March 13
12:00 p.m. – Gonzaga vs. Notre Dame
3:00 p.m. – Pacific vs. Bradley
6:00 p.m. – Holy Cross H.S. vs. Antonian H.S.

Sunday, March 14
10:00 a.m. – Third Place Game
1:00 p.m. – Championship Game

Sunday Game Determination
1.) Head to head
2.) Least amount or runs given up in the three games played
3.) Least amount of hits given up in the three games played
4.) These criteria will be used between the two teams to determine home team for Sunday’s games.

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