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Irish Drop 19-Inning Classic At Rutgers

May 11, 2003

The Notre Dame baseball squad dropped a gut-wrenching decision to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights by the score of 5-3 on Sunday. The 19-inning thriller ended when Rutgers’ Steve Normane blasted a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom half of the inning.

The Irish held a 2-1 advantage, thanks to a Steve Sollman homer, heading into the bottom of the ninth. However, the Scarlet Knights were able to plate one run to force the extra frames.

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