SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Notre Dame Softball continues its coast-to-coast stint this week with seven games against local teams. The Irish begin on Tuesday, facing UC Santa Barbara, before traveling to San Luis Obispo to participate in the 2020 ShareSLO Mustang Classic, taking on Cal Poly, Santa Clara and Saint Mary’s (Calif.).
Notre Dame faced tough ACC competition in the Wolfpack of NC State, falling in the three-game series (doubleheader Saturday). Freshman Brooke Marquez and sophomore Quinn Biggio hit home runs, with Marquez’s shot being the first homer of her career, while Alexis Holloway (7-6) and Payton Tidd (4-2) combined for 19 strikeouts on the weekend.
- Notre Dame at UC Santa Barbara (11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET)
Location: Campus Diamond (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Live Stats: http://bit.ly/331Jaae
ShareSLO Mustang Classic
Location: Bob Janssen Field (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Live stats for all tournament games: und.com/mediastats
- Notre Dame at Cal Poly (5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET)
- Notre Dame vs. Saint Mary’s (10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET)
- Notre Dame vs. Santa Clara (12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ET)
- Notre Dame vs. Santa Clara (10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET)
- Notre Dame vs. Saint Mary’s (12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ET)
- Notre Dame at Cal Poly (11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET)
BY THE NUMBERS
66/1: No ACC player is tougher to strike out than junior OF Abby Sweet, who has struck out just once in 66 at-bats. Sweet leads the Irish with a .364 batting average and 21 RBI. She earned ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 25 for her play at the Mary Nutter Classic (10 hits, six runs, eight RBI, a home run and a .850 slugging percentage).
1.63: Notre Dame pitchers boast the third-best ERA in the ACC (1.63). Junior Alexis Holloway (7-6) is third in the ACC with a 1.16 ERA.
750: Notre Dame head coach Deanna Gumpf posted her 750th career win on Feb. 28 in a 6-2 victory over Duke. Gumpf, who is in her 19th season at the helm of the Irish program, joins Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach Muffet McGraw as the only coaches in Notre Dame history to achieve the feat.
3: Notre Dame came in at No. 3 in the preseason ACC Coaches poll, with senior infielder Katie Marino and sophomore pitcher Payton Tidd named to the preseason All-ACC team.
4: In January, head coach Deanna Gumpf announced the selection of four captains for the Notre Dame squad: Seniors Katie Marino and Ellie Richards and juniors Alexis Holloway and Abby Sweet.
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