May 25, 2005

Complete Release in PDF Format (including chart data and updated position-player bio. capsules)
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Complete Player Game-by-Game Stats in PDF Format
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FIGHTING FOR FOUR – The Notre Dame baseball team (33-22-1, 14-9-1 BIG EAST) looks to extend its unprecedented string of BIG EAST tournament titles to four this week, when the Irish head back to Bridgewater, N.J., and Commerce Bank Ballpark in quest of the league’s NCAA Tournament automatic bid (May 26-28, schedule below) … Notre Dame has quailed for the BIG EAST tournament all 10 years since joining the conference in ’95-’96 (Rutgers is the only other team ever to qualify for the BET more than seven consecutive years, doing so eight straight times from ’96-’03) … the Irish faced a daunting schedule to end the regular season, with 8 games in 7 days, and ND had its backs up against the wall after dropping the first two games of that stretch (at Pittsburgh) … a 21-1 win over the Panthers then launched the Irish to a 5-1 closing record that included four straight league wins (3-1, 5-1, 7-3 sweep of West Virginia) and a midweek split with #17 USC (13-6, 3-9).

See PDF for full BIG EAST Tournament gamenotes and updated position player bio. pages (also check back for html version) … check back each day to for daily updates, including pitching matchups and notes on the Irish starting pitchers.