June 1, 2005
The Notre Dame baseball team (36-22-1) will be looking to continue its recent success in the state of Florida when the Irish head to Gainesville this week to compete in the four-team NCAA Regional being held at the University of Florida’s McKethan Stadium … ND is the No. 3 seed in the Regional and will face 2nd-seeded North Carolina in the first game on Friday, June 3 (4:00 EDT/3:00 in South Bend), followed by top-seeded Florida vs. No. 4 seed Stetson in the 8:00 game … Notre Dame has announced junior LHP Tom Thornton as its game-1 starter (rest of rotation is TBA) … every game of the double-elimination Gainesville Regional will be telecast live by College Sports Television, with South Bend’s WHME TV-46 also showing some of the games (both live and tape-delayed, see schedule below).
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