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Irish Fall, 4-1, to Kent State

March 27, 2018

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By Megan Golden

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame baseball team fell, 4-1, to Kent State on Tuesday night at Frank Eck Stadium.

Senior Charlie Vorsheck made his first start of the season for Notre Dame (10-13), and despite allowing just one run in two innings to Kent State (12-8), was charged with his first career loss.

How It Happened

Kent State’s Josh Hollander drove in the first run in the game with an RBI-double in the second inning to give the Golden Flashes an early 1-0 lead.

In the third inning, a single and a walk put two runners on base for the Golden Flashes. Tim Dalporto came through with an RBI single in the next at-bat, making the score 2-0.

The Irish responded in the bottom half of the inning, when Daniel Jung led off with a double to the wall in right field. Jared Miller moved Jung to third, and a single to right field from Cole Daily drove in Jung to cut the deficit in half.

Hollander was back at it in the sixth, belting a two-run homer off the right field foul pole to extend Kent State’s lead to 4-1.

Notre Dame connected for back-to-back singles off the bats of Cole Daily and Alex Kerschner with one out in the eighth, but the rally fell short in a 4-1 loss to Kent State.

Game Notes

  • Notre Dame leads the all-time series, 9-8, including owning a 7-4 mark at Frank Eck Stadium.
  • Notre Dame is 2-3 at Frank Eck Stadium and 6-8 against non-conference opponents in 2018.
  • Charlie Vorsheck started and worked 2.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out one batter.
  • Zack Martin entered in relief and worked a career-high-tying 5.0 innings with five strikeouts.
  • Jared Miller finished 2-for-3, tying a career-high two hits.

Up Next

Notre Dame will face Kent State in the finale of the two-game series at 6:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The game will be streamed on ACC Network Extra and 103.1 FM (South Bend)/WatchND.

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Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame baseball and women’s soccer programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.